Student Health App and distrACT app featured in COVID-19 Health App Formulary
As the number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise across the globe and governments ask people to stay at home, digital health resources offer practical tools that can be called upon for remote self-management.
To help healthcare professionals and consumers know which health apps they can trust, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) has launched a health app formulary.
The site is a free-to-use resource and includes reviews of health apps across a range of health conditions relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ORCHA measures the health of health apps. It verifies the accuracy, security, and risks associated with their use.
The COVID-19 Health App Formulary can be found at covid19.orcha.co.uk.
Founded by NHS clinicians, ORCHA is the world’s leading health app evaluation and distribution organisation. Part of the NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme, ORCHA provides services to the NHS in 50% of regions in the UK, providing app libraries and professional recommendation tools across a broad range of settings. It runs national health app accreditation schemes to national bodies worldwide. Its unique review engine tests apps against 260 elements across clinical assurance, data privacy and user experience, plus additional criteria depending on needs. ORCHA reviews around 500 apps every month, including automatic re-reviews of apps when they are updated.