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Webinar: The importance of digital health for self-management during the COVID-19 crisis

16th April, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Online Webinar


Organised by SEHTA & ORCHA

Costs to attend:
*£65+VAT pp for SEHTA Members
£75+VAT pp for non-members

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*Please note that ORCHA is not party to receive any funds from this webinar

ORCHA offer of a FREE Covid-19 Resource – inc in the price


During this difficult and trying time, SEHTA & ORCHA are delighted to offer you the opportunity to attend our COVID-19 Webinar on The importance of digital health for self-management during this crisis.

In this webinar we will discuss the importance of the adoption of digital health tools during the COVID-19 crisis. We will also cover some of the key areas where digital health can have the biggest impact, and highlight some safe, reviewed apps that health and care professionals can recommend to their service users.
Presenter: Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO, ORCHA

Summary of content:
At a time when fewer patients are attending general practices in person and an increasing number of people are self-isolating at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it has never been more important to leverage digital health resources to help with self-management.

There is a plethora of apps that can help with health management, remote monitoring and staying healthy. Apps offer a practical tool that not only help to keep pressure off the NHS in a time of high demand, but also allow patients to protect themselves and others from unnecessary risk.

The market is, however, awash with apps, 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. App stores are unregulated, and 85% of apps do not meet ORCHA’s quality threshold.

There are certain types of apps that are particularly useful during this time, to help populations who are unable to see their health and care professionals face-to-face:

·       Self-care, managing anxiety, and wellbeing for all
·       Management of diabetes, respiratory and heart condition symptoms
·       Reducing pressure on NHS services

We will also demonstrate a free solution that ORCHA is offering for three months in response to COVID-19:

  • ORCHA has created a health and care App Library so that everyone, including the most vulnerable in our communities, can access safe digital health.
  • ORCHA carries out independent and impartial reviews of health and care apps. Each app that appears on this site has undergone a rigorous review process that scores apps according to their Clinical Assurance, Data Privacy and User Experience, so that everyone feels confident in using quality, assured apps.
  • To support NHS efforts in managing the impact of COVID-19, this App Library comprises assessed apps to help with the three categories specified above.

By bringing this information to our fingertips, it is now possible to remotely identify and compare the best apps for our needs. Our hope is that this resource will help those who need it most during this time of uncertainty.

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