Mobile health apps

Apps present a fantastic opportunity to provide us with valuable health information which can help us not only improve the quality of our healthcare, but also help us to live healthier lives.

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The market is awash with apps, though, and we have no ability to see whether what is being downloaded will actually improve our health or if our personal data will be stored safely.

For that reason, Healthier Lancashire, through the Lancashire Digital Health Programme, has partnered up with ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications) to provide a site for residents across Lancashire and South Cumbria to solve just those problems.

ORCHA carries out independent and impartial reviews of health and care related apps, and you’ll see that the resultant information is clearly presented on its website. We can be reassured that any apps shown on this site have undergone a rigorous review process, and can feel confident as we choose the best app for us.

By bringing this information to our fingertips, it’s now possible to identify and compare the best apps for our needs – and to ensure that we, and our friends and families, can get access to quality assured apps that meet a standard that clinicians across Lancashire and South Cumbria are comfortable with.

Visit ORCHA now to see what apps are out there to help you or your family.

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