With the burden of winter pressures set to continue, utilising Health Apps to help manage conditions has never been more significant.
TOP 3 WINTER PRESSURE APPS
By last December less than half of patients entitled to the flu jab received it (the Lung foundation) in addition to less than half of hospital workers (the Independent). This resulted in A&E visits rising by one third, above and beyond the 80% increase in respitratory admissions usually observed from December to February (PULSE).
Many winter illnesses are due to respiratory problems, yet still the majority of patients don’t use their inhaler correctly. The BMA Reported that last winter was the worst winter on record for GP workload.
With the burden of winter pressures set to continue, utilising Health Apps to help manage conditions has never been more significant. Health apps offer patients a simple, quick and free way to improve their self-management and choose the right services.
HERE ARE THREE SIMPLE APPS YOU CAN USE STRAIGHT AWAY TO HELP:
ORCHA’S TOP 3 HEALTH APPS FOR CHOOSING WELL THIS WINTER
Zephyr Guide : Help patients with COPD and asthma improve their inhaler’s effectiveness with the zephyr guide.
Evergreen Life: Help keep your weekly flu stats down & get your patients and staff to book their flu jab with evergreen flu jab booker.
Medelinked: Help patients keep a complete health record before an appointment, or access a symptom checker before making the appointment with Medelinked.
‘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
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 300 measures across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility, plus additional criteria depending on needs.
See how ORCHA works
Discover how our services, including Reviews, Digital Health Libraries, and market intelligence reports, can work for your specific needs.
Your Health and Care App Library
Search ORCHA’s App Library, featuring thousands of independent app reviews across a broad spectrum of health conditions. Every app is evaluated against more than 300 measures across Clinical/Professional Assurance, Data & Privacy, and Usability & Accessibility, making it easy for you to find the best apps for your needs.