by Liz Ashall-Payne, Founder & CEO of ORCHA™
This piece is written by Liz Ashall-Payne, the founder and CEO of the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA™; https://orchahealth.com/), which supports digital therapies like CIRCuiTS™ to overcome barriers and introduce digital health safely. CIRCuiTS™ is ORCHA™ certified with an outstanding score of 90% assessed against data security, professional assurance, usability, and accessibility.
In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, integrating digital health technologies has become imperative for enhancing patient outcomes and delivering more efficient and accessible care. As we navigate this digital era, the importance of assessing digital health cannot be overstated. It serves as a critical foundation for ensuring digital health products' quality, safety, and reliability. One organisation at the forefront of this mission is ORCHA™, which actively supports access to trusted digital health products and empowers healthcare professionals to recommend these innovations to their patients.
Digital health encompasses many technologies, from mobile health apps to wearable devices, aimed at improving healthcare delivery, patient engagement, and overall wellness. However, not all digital health products are created equal, and assessing their efficacy and safety is paramount. ORCHA™, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications, plays a pivotal role by rigorously evaluating and rating digital health apps. This assessment ensures that healthcare professionals and patients can confidently navigate the digital health landscape, choosing products that meet high quality and security standards.
ORCHA™'s commitment to facilitating access to trusted digital health products and apps is instrumental in empowering healthcare professionals to recommend these solutions to their patients. By providing a curated marketplace of top-rated products and apps, ORCHA™ streamlines the process for healthcare providers, saving them valuable time in selecting and recommending digital health tools. This curated approach not only ensures the safety and effectiveness of the recommended apps but also fosters a sense of trust between healthcare professionals and their patients in digital health.
Educating and enabling healthcare professionals is a cornerstone of ORCHA™'s strategy to activate them in recommending digital health solutions. Recognising the importance of technological literacy in the healthcare sector, ORCHA™ invests in comprehensive training programs. These initiatives empower healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to confidently integrate digital health technologies into their practice. By bridging the gap between traditional healthcare and innovative digital solutions, ORCHA™ facilitates a seamless pathway for healthcare professionals to embrace and recommend trusted digital health products to their patients.
In conclusion, digital health assessment is indispensable for ensuring the quality and safety of the products that play a crucial role in modern healthcare. ORCHA™'s commitment to supporting access to trusted digital health products and activating healthcare professionals through education and enablement is transforming how we approach healthcare in the digital age. As we continue to embrace the possibilities of digital health, ORCHA™ stands as a beacon, guiding healthcare professionals and patients toward a future of enhanced well-being through innovative and reliable digital solutions.