Digital Health Formulary
Equip your health and care professionals to safely recommend digital health
For digital health products to truly have the power to revolutionise healthcare, we need to be just as responsible with them as we are with any other aspect of treatment. We need to have the right systems in place to help health and care professionals make safe and confident decisions about digital health technologies.
With a Digital Health Formulary, it is quick and easy for your health and care professionals to recommend a digital health product, such as an app. This is important, as a patient is 70% more likely to use an app when you recommend it as a health or care professional.
Building in digital health recommendation to patient care pathways using our Digital Health Formulary offers an additional way to empower patients to engage with their health.
About the Digital Health Formulary
Co-developed with health and care professionals, our Digital Health Formulary gives health and care professionals a single source to find and send quality-assured digital health apps and technologies to patients and service users, with the training and tracking needed for governance.
The Formulary only features the digital health products selected by your organisation, curated from the 9,300 digital health products continuously assessed and reassessed by ORCHA on your behalf.
Your dedicated team
Our Customer Success support team will oversee delivery of your Digital Health Formulary within approximately three months.
Delivery includes Formulary configuration, including health app topic and digital health technology selection. You and your team will also receive training sessions. Following introduction, you will receive ongoing account management and support with a dedicated customer success manager.
Data insights to improve outcomes
You get insightful data reports with your Digital Health Formulary too. This helps you track which digital health technologies your health and care professionals are recommending to patients, and which patients are acting on the recommendation to download health apps.
You can then identify any gaps or trends in patient care and adjust your Formulary – either adding a new collection of digital health technologies.
What is a Digital Health Formulary?
A Digital Health Formulary is a collection of digital health products, or apps, that your organisation have chosen. They will have agreed that you can recommend them to patients and people who use your services.
Only digital health products that pass assessments, and continue to pass them each year, will be available on the Digital Health Formulary.
With a Digital Health Formulary you can send out text messages or emails to recommend digital health products, such as apps, to individual people who use your services, and keep track of everything you recommend. You can also create favourite lists of your most recommended apps.
How can I access a Digital Health Formulary?
You can access a Digital Health Formulary through our ORCHA Pro Account or we can integrate it into certain software. We will customise the Digital Heath Formulary based on which digital health products, or apps, your organisation would like you to recommend.
How much does a Digital Health Formulary cost?
Please contact us through our free online contact form to see what our current offers are and speak to our team for next steps.
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