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ORCHA - Stages of review

ORCHA is one of the leading providers of Health and Care App evaluations and reviews. It provides an objective and independent assessment of health and medical Apps. This is an advisory not regulatory service, but we do advise where regulatory issues may be important and should be considered further. It is however ultimately the responsibility of the developers and/or publishers of an App to ascertain its compliance with all relevant regulatory standards.

The ORCHA Baseline Review (‘OBR’) is ORCHA’s first level of assessment and involves a detailed ‘desktop’ analysis of digital health solutions looking across all of the key areas of regulation and compliance. The OBR is largely undertaken proactively as part of ORCHA’s ongoing assessment and monitoring of the whole digital health market place and we review the most downloaded and most recently updated Apps and related digital health solutions across over 250 health and care categories and conditions.

The OBR is primarily an assessment of an Apps compliance with current standards, regulation and good practice (together ‘Standards’). Read more about assessing App performance

The OBR seeks to assess an App's performance through its compliance with these Standards. Our review is regularly updated to reflect changes in these standards. The higher the ORCHA Score achieved the more compliant the App is with these standards and vice versa.  Read more about ORCHA OBR


The Review Stages:


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