Wellmind Health's clinical-grade digital therapeutic (DTx) courses have been independently certified as compliant with the new Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) by ORCHA, the world's leading digital health evaluation organisation. Both Be Mindful and Pathway through Pain were successfully assessed against the rigorous ORCHA evaluation process as meeting DTAC standards, the new digital health assessment framework developed by NHSx.
The DTAC is designed to be used by healthcare organisations to assess suppliers at the point of procurement or as part of a due diligence process, to make sure digital technologies meet the new NHSx baseline standards for health and social care.
Expert independent assessment by ORCHA provides healthcare organisations and patients with additional confidence that the Be Mindful and Pathway through Pain programmes meet the new standards across the five DTAC components of clinical safety, data protection, technical security, interoperability, and usability and accessibility.
The Wellmind Health Team has also self-certified Meditainment as compliant with DTAC standards and will soon submit the unique course of guided meditations for independent evaluation by ORCHA. With digital therapeutics fast coming under healthcare regulation, ORCHA's work certifying apps to the DTAC standard will prove critical in maintaining app quality in the mental health sector.
Richard Latham, CEO Wellmind Health, said,
"We are delighted that our Be Mindful and Pathway through Pain DTx courses have been shown to comply to the DTAC standard. The ORCHA examination was rigorous and the experienced ORCHA team were extremely helpful throughout their assessment."
Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO of ORCHA, said,
"I'm delighted that Wellmind has achieved its DTAC certification with ORCHA for its Be Mindful and Pathway through Pain programmes. High-quality technology has the power to transform the lives of people living with mental health challenges, but it can be difficult to know which solutions meet the needs of the NHS and the patients it serves. In fact, only 32% of mental health apps meet baseline criteria for quality. DTAC certification through ORCHA is a benchmark that independently validates these technologies and it's great to see Wellmind join the growing list of assured providers."