Keep up to date with the most significant market developments
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Our team of experts continually monitor, assess and ask questions, so they can give consumers, professionals and health and care bodies across the world accurate, impartial and up to date advice on finding the best apps.
Here, we pick the most significant market developments from over the past month:
ORCHA is working with the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health to launch a safe mHealth platform, enabling countries such as Uganda to adopt digital health.
Through her position on the Council, Liz, ORCHA’s CEO and Co-Founder, will work with the other Council members to guide the work of the programme team, provide a sounding board for activity, and steer the work of techUK in order to represent the healthtech industry in its totality.
With the recent rise in mHealth app usage across the globe, accessing health information in multiple language is of vital importance. Our breakdown of accessible languages reveals that the apps on ORCHA’s App Library support 36 different languages.
‘Tipping point’ reached as public say they prefer health apps to antidepressants to support mental health conditions
Consumer research published on 9th May 2022 reveals that people aged from 18 to 44 years old would choose digital health to support a mental health condition over and above prescription medication, such as an antidepressant
The world’s first cross-border digital health accreditation system to be launched at HIMMS Europe
The Nordic region aims to be the most integrated health region in the world by 2030, according to the Nordic Council of Ministers. A shift towards digital health, and its focus on the self-management of health by Nordic populations, will be an important step on this journey, but it also brings new risks
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