ORCHA Healthcare Ltd
ORCHA work with Commissioners and Health and Care Providers at regional and local level to develop health app portals which integrate with your local systems and strategies. This allows your professionals and services easy and clear access to a verified resource allowing them to enhance services and outcomes by finding and recommending the best apps to patients.
We are currently working with a fast-growing number of health and care economies which enable local populations to gain access to a trusted health app store so they can choose apps to keep them well and provide the economy with a vehicle to achieve better outcomes and a real transformation!
Our current client base includes Lancashire and South Cumbria STP, Bolton CCG, Salford FT, SWYFT, Bradford CCG, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Wingate Medical Centre, Greater Manchester STP, Liverpool CCG plus many others.
The key benefit of the ORCHA solution is to individual patients and citizens in supporting them to find solutions they can trust to improve their health and wellbeing and in also supporting clinical professional groups across health and care providers, who wish to recommend, prescribe and clinically implement apps. We have hundreds of GPs, clinicians and carers who are using this feature to prescribe apps to their patients, and clients. For example, we are working with in primary care where local practices are using the system to recommend the best smoking cessation app to their patient lists known to smoke. We are also working with care assistant who prescribe apps as a part of health checks. Another example is in Mental health, where patients are provided with an app at their GP appointment and along the IAPT or CAHMs pathway. Here apps have been seen to reduce patients need for therapy, drugs and have also been used to achieve better outcome measures across the whole pathway.
ORCHA also support health and care app developers. ORCHA not only provides these individuals and organisations with a ‘route to market’ outside the very crowded and commercially challenging confines of the various major app stores, but it also provides an environment for solution improvement, collaboration and the creation of critical interfaces that not only drive greater interoperability between complimentary solutions, but also starts to enable the creation of shared standards and common protocols around key issues such as data privacy and control.
Our review process has been developed by experts in Health standards along with a number of university professors and tested with clinicians, users and app developers. It reviews data safety and security, clinical validity, design and testing and user feedback.