for Developers

ORCHA helps good apps to thrive and get noticed by health and care organisations worldwide.

300+ REVIEW MEASURES

Our Review assesses Clinical Assurance, Data Privacy, and Usability.

6,000+ APPS REVIEWED

We investigate and inform on the quality of digital health.

40,000,000+ CITIZENS SERVED

Our Digital Health Libraries support populations across the globe.

11 NATIONAL BODIES

We deliver review and accreditation services across three continents.

ORCHA Review

The ORCHA Review is a robust digital health assessment that underpins a large proportion of the world’s national and regional digital accreditation models.

Our intelligent Review looks at a digital health technology’s nature and purpose, and identifies which of the 300+ criteria points it meets across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility. The Review comprises nationally recognised digital health standards and regulations, and will soon include full integration of the NICE Evidence Standards Framework. ORCHA’s algorithm looks at how appropriately the technology meets the relevant and compulsory standards, producing an objective and independent score.

Automatic Re-Reviews

As digital health products are continuously updated, ORCHA continuously re-assesses all health and care apps that appear on our Digital Health Libraries. Our intelligent review platform makes this possible.

Our Review Engine automatically detects when a developer implements a new version of its digital health product via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. ORCHA’s Review Team then schedule a Re-Review, ensuring that every app assessment on our Digital Health Libraries reflects the most up-to-date version of the digital health solutions. This process closes the accreditation loop by constantly monitoring all reviewed digital health solutions for any changes in compliance.

Enhanced Review Modules

Health and care organisations often have additional, specific areas they need an app to be evaluated against. The NHS DTAC is a good example. ORCHA can add these as an additional layer to the ORCHA Review.

There are currently seven Enhanced Review areas, including: User/Patient Experience Analysis, Specialist Clinical Assessment, Commercial & Financial Stability, Enhanced Evidence Assessment, Clinical Safety Analysis, Enhanced Data Analysis, and Security & Technical Stability Assessment. New modules are continuously being developed as we explore new digital health assessment areas.

Bespoke Reviews

If our standard Review or enhanced modules don’t meet all your review needs, the ORCHA Review Engine can incorporate bespoke review criteria.

Our platform can undertake reviews that include the measures used in national accreditation programmes. Such criteria may be specific to a health condition area, patient type, geography or jurisdiction. Bespoke Reviews are often used as part of purchasing platforms, such as the NHS London Procurement Partnership. Please contact us if you are interested in our bespoke Reviews.

DIGITAL HEALTH. UNLOCKED.

NHS London Procurement Partnership Introduces Dynamic Purchasing System

Developed in partnership with ORCHA, NHS LPP’s Dynamic Purchasing System allows NHS organisations to rapidly procure quality assured digital health solutions at scale, meeting the need for an easy to access, safe and compliant route to market.

As the independent digital health assessor, we’re driven to help good health and care apps thrive

Developers

How can our Reviews help your business grow?

OBR + ISO 82304-2

Ideal for developers to benchmark their app against key purchasing criteria and the ISO standard

ORCHA’s Baseline Review, plus the ISO 82304-2 standard

Request a Review

Gain insight into how your app performs against the ORCHA Baseline Review and understand how your app performs against the ISO 82304-2 standard.

Enhanced Review

Ideal for developers looking to fast track national accreditation programmes

Choose a Bespoke Enhanced Review, such as DTAC, to meet your specific needs

Get in Touch

Our Bespoke Reviews cover the vast majority of measures used by national accreditation programmes. Such Reviews are used to inform purchasing platforms, including NHS London Procurement Partnership.

Marketplace Report

Want to commission a Marketplace Report?

Our Marketplace Reports are ideal for developers looking to fast track national accreditation programmes.

Request a Marketplace Report

ORCHA can provide in depth reports on the landscape of digital health across a global marketplace in specific clinical condition areas.

ORCHA Review + Report

ORCHA’s Baseline Review, plus report

ORCHA Review + ISO 82304-2

ORCHA’s Baseline Review, plus the ISO 82304-2 standard

Bespoke Enhanced Review

Choose a Bespoke Enhanced Review, such as DTAC, to meet your specific needs

CRITERIA POINTS

Number of criteria assessed

Compliance assessments for most major standards, regulations and best practice guidance. Each measure is responsive, personalised to the app.

300+ criteria points

300+ criteria points

Dependent on requirements

COMPLIANCE AREAS

Data & Privacy

Looking at 100 major privacy standards.

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Clinical/Professional Assurance

Assessing 100 criteria judged by NICE, FDA and NHS to indicate impact.

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Usability & Accessibility

Assessing 100 criteria looking at usability and accessibility of the product

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ISO 82304-2

ISO 82304-2 standard, developed for Health and wellness apps

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Specialist clinical
assessment

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User experience analysis

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Clinical safety/Risk analysis

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Enhanced data compliance

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Enhanced evidence
assessment

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Security & technical
stability

 

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REPORTING

Publish review on ORCHA app libraries.

Inclusion on platform used in app selection by NHS in 50% of regions
and countries worldwide.

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Evaluation Report within 10 working days

Report detailing how your app scores against 300+ criteria points, plus suggested improvements

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Consultancy with
specialist reviewer

One to one time with dedicated review consultant to talk through Developer Report

Charged at an hourly rate

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RE-REVIEWS

Automatic re-reviews
of app updates

Once on ORCHA’s platforms, all apps are automatically Re-Reviewed when updated

Free of charge, unless purchase new Report  following Re-Review

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ORCHA upgrades

All apps are automatically Re-Reviewed in line with ORCHA’s bi-yearly updates

Optional new Report at cost, following Re-Review

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MARKETING

ORCHA Certified Badge

Provided when app scores 65% or above in the OBR

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Your Health and Care App Library

Search ORCHA’s App Library, featuring thousands of independent app reviews across a broad spectrum of health conditions. Every app is evaluated against more than 350 measures across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility, making it easy for you to find the best apps for your needs.

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