ORCHA features in BBC News article: ‘Most healthcare apps are not up to NHS standards’

We were delighted to feature in Zoe Kleinman’s recent BBC News article, which discussed the proportion of healthcare apps that are not up to relevant standards.

With approximately 370,000 health and care apps available online, it can be difficult to sort those that can be trusted as safe to use, from those that may potentially be harmful. ORCHA’s independent Review evaluates digital health solutions against 350+ criteria to determine their quality assurance.

Which apps offer complex support without visible input from professionals?

Under which criteria do many apps fall down?

The article also discusses the difficulties developers can have in knowing which regulations their product needs to meet.

Read the full article on the BBC News website to learn more.


Founded by NHS clinicians, ORCHA is the world’s leading digital health evaluation and distribution organisation. We provide services to national health bodies across three continents, including the NHS in 50% of UK regions, delivering national accreditation frameworks, bespoke Digital Health Libraries, and professional recommendation tools, specific to the needs of our clients. ORCHA’s unique Review Engine assesses digital health solutions against more than 350 measures across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility, plus additional criteria depending on needs.