Reviews and Accreditations

Learn about our end-to-end technology solution for digital health

How it Works


Our Review assesses Clinical Assurance, Data Privacy, and Usability.


We provide transparency on the quality of digital health solutions.


We deliver review and accreditation services across three continents.


Our Digital Health Libraries support populations across the globe.

ORCHA Review

The ORCHA Review is a robust digital health assessment that underpins a large proportion of the world’s national and regional digital accreditation models.

Our intelligent Review looks at a digital health technology’s nature and purpose, and identifies which of the 350+ criteria points it meets across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility. The Review comprises nationally recognised digital health standards and regulations, and now includes an adapted version of the NICE Evidence Standards Framework. ORCHA’s algorithm looks at how appropriately the technology meets the relevant and compulsory standards, producing an objective and independent score.

Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC)

Developed by NHSX, the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) for health and social care is a new advisory assessment criteria for the commissioning of digital health technologies.

Meeting the standard is a requirement for all digital products which are commissioned by NHS groups. At ORCHA, our team of Digital Health Assessors can work with you to assess your compliance with the standard and give you any necessary recommendations.

The DTAC covers Clinical Safety, Data Protection, Technical Security, Interoperability, and Usability & Accessibility. We can help guide you through the process of meeting the key criteria in each of these sections.

Automatic Re-Reviews

As digital health products are continuously updated, ORCHA continuously re-assesses all health and care apps that appear on our Digital Health Libraries. Our intelligent review platform makes this possible.

Our Review Engine automatically detects when a developer implements a new version of its digital health product via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. ORCHA’s Review Team then schedule a Re-Review, ensuring that every app assessment on our Digital Health Libraries reflects the most up-to-date version of the digital health solutions. This process closes the accreditation loop by constantly monitoring all reviewed digital health solutions for any changes in compliance.

Enhanced Review Modules

Health and care organisations often have additional, specific areas they need an app to be evaluated against. The NHS DTAC is a good example. ORCHA can add these as an additional layer to the ORCHA Review.

There are currently seven Enhanced Review areas, including: User/Patient Experience Analysis, Specialist Clinical Assessment, Commercial & Financial Stability, Enhanced Evidence Assessment, Clinical Safety Analysis, Enhanced Data Analysis, and Security & Technical Stability Assessment. New modules are continuously being developed as we explore new digital health assessment areas.

Bespoke Reviews

If our standard Review or enhanced modules don’t meet all your review needs, the ORCHA Review Engine can incorporate bespoke review criteria.

Our platform can undertake reviews that include the measures used in national accreditation programmes. Such criteria may be specific to a health condition area, patient type, geography or jurisdiction. Bespoke Reviews are often used as part of purchasing platforms, such as the NHS London Procurement Partnership. Please contact us if you are interested in our bespoke Reviews.

Accreditation Development

ORCHA’s track record in delivering national digital health accreditation programmes, together with our review builder tool, means that you can deliver an exemplary digital health accreditation programme, efficiently.

Compile your preferred review and accreditation approach using an intuitive, flexible, review builder tool. Select your digital health assessment structure and process, select your assessment questions from our comprehensive question bank which contains all those utilised by major accreditation regimes, and select a queue logic for the digital health solutions that are to be assessed. You can also select and assign assessors to undertake the reviews, as well as managing the review and accreditation creation process.

See how ORCHA works

Discover how our services, including Reviews, Digital Health Libraries, and market intelligence reports, can work for your specific needs.

What our clients say

“By working with ORCHA to create an online platform of apps that are safe for our young people to use, we know that we can encourage more young people to reach out for help, and, therefore, we can save more young lives.”

– Lisa Roxby, Papyrus, the UK Charity for the Prevention of Young Suicide

What our clients say

“ORCHA powers our Health App Library. They help us to break down the barriers and mitigate issues around digital health. Thanks to ORCHA, we are building the trust with clinical teams and have put in place the tools and governance they need.”

– Crystal Dennis, Interim Lead for Public Facing Digital Health Services, Our Dorset Digital

What our clients say

“ORCHA has helped us in a way we could never have helped ourselves. The breadth and depth of analysis that needs to go into the very many apps that are out there would not be achievable. ORCHA has helped us to hone down from a huge field of players available to those that are applicable in our environment.”

– Rachel Dunscombe, member of Healthtech Advisory Board, CEO of the NHS Digital Academy, global (non-US) leader and senior evangelist at KLAS, the collaborative of 170 healthcare organisations across 10 countries

What our clients say

“All physiotherapists should be incorporating some part of digital in the way they practice. If physiotherapists are digitally aware, digitally ready, and technology enabled then they can become better physiotherapists and provide better services to our patients. We’re working with ORCHA to try and enable our physios to be able to confidently recommend worthwhile apps to their service users, and for our members to use for their own benefit.”

– Euan McComiskie, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

What our clients say

“It gives you, in essence, a kitemark. Having something like ORCHA is a gamechanger because you can direct patients towards apps that will support the clinical information that you’re giving them.”

– Dr Devender Roberts, Maternity Clinical Director, Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine to the Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

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