The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) is the world’s leading health app evaluation and distribution organisation. We offer unique app review, accreditation, curation and recommendation services. Across the world, we help governments, and health and social care organisations, to support their service users with apps that will make the biggest impact in terms of improving outcomes.
With over 365,000 health apps available, ORCHA’s 260-point App Review process breaks through the noise of unregulated and untrustworthy apps. ORCHA addresses challenges such as awareness, access, trust and governance of health apps by providing an extensive App Library. Our platform allows users to filter the apps by a large number of categories and subcategories, including health condition, age range and country, to name but a few.
ORCHA's services include:
- National App Accreditation Services - We provide an effective app evaluation service for national health bodies that meets the scale of the market, pace of development, and breadth of test requirements.
- Bespoke App Library - To drive uptake of health and care apps, we provide tailored App Library sites, featuring a range of evaluated apps to help you meet the health and support challenges in your region. Our platform is safe, efficient and enables the best apps to be identified.
- App Prescription Service - Our App Libraries include a feature that offers professionals more advanced search options, allows them to save preferred apps, and even lets them recommend an app to a patient or service user.
- Consulting Services - Our team comprises experts from across the worlds of health and care, economics, data and information governance, technical design and security, user experience, and clinical safety and assurance, so we’re able to provide a fully informed service to meet your needs.
We support national programmes across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia. In the UK, we support the national NHS Digital programme, and provide services to 25% of NHS organisations and health professionals, serving a population of 50 million.