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ORCHA adds PainChek to its list of trusted digital health and care applications

The global leader in providing access to trusted, compliant digital health products, ORCHA Health, has added PainChek, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered pain assessment tool, to its highly-rated list of trusted health and care applications.

PainChek’s successful assessment against the ORCHA Baseline Review provides further reassurance for healthcare professionals, patients and citizens that it meets levels of quality assurance, and indicates PainChek is ready for national assessment schemes including the NHS Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC).

“The ORCHA Baseline Review assesses a product’s compliance against its usability, accessibility and data security and uses a risk-weighted approach to guide the product’s overall score,” explains Paul Weston, review and accreditations director at ORCHA Health. “Using this, PainChek was assessed against 350+ criteria, passing our quality thresholds in professional assurance, data, usability, and accessibility, to achieve an overall ORCHA score of 77 percent.”

“We are delighted that PainChek has been recognised by ORCHA,” says Tandeep Gill of PainChek. “With 80 percent of digital health products falling below quality thresholds, ORCHA’s end-to-end digital health register enables health and care providers to upload national standards to safely transform health and care services. The high rating we received from ORCHA provides further evidence that PainChek is a robust, accessible, and compliant digital health tool that can help transform the care of people living with dementia by accurately identifying their pain. It also opens the door to accreditation through the NHS DTAC, providing our customers with further assurance that PainChek follows best practice guidelines.”

PainChek uses AI and smart automation technology to analyse facial micro-expressions indicative of pain in care home residents, particularly those living with dementia or cognitive impairments and unable to reliably communicate their pain.

Tandeep adds: “PainChek plays a critical role in facilitating better health outcomes for care home residents. Through point-of-care recording and powerful reporting, PainChek reduces the administrative burden of pain assessment compared to paper-based systems, prevents duplication of effort, minimises the risk of calculation errors, and equips carers with the information to better care for residents. Indeed, it proves that digital technology that generates meaningful data has the power to make a transformational difference to the day-to-day experience of carers and care home residents alike.”

Paul Weston comments: “Digital health designed for people facing long term conditions such as pain can make a real difference to their lives. However, if products do not meet quality thresholds, they can cause harm. As digital health assessment and evaluation processes become more commonplace, the ORCHA Baseline Review is quickly becoming the pre-eminent global foundation level assessment. With a score of 77 percent, PainChek has earned its place in ORCHA’s Baseline Review and been added to our list of trusted health and care applications.”

PainChek recently published a free resource to help UK care providers and care professionals improve care outcomes and reduce staff administration associated with pain assessment. Download ‘Modern Pain Assessment in Aged Care – the challenges, guidelines and practices’ here.

For further information, visit: https://painchek.com/uk/ or call the team: 0333 577 3397.

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