Smoke Free most recommended app by health and care professionals in 2020 ORCHA report

ORCHA, the World’s leading health app evaluation and advisor organisation, has published a report entitled COVID-19: Digital Health Trends & Opportunities for 2021. The report shares their insights into digital health usage as a whole in 2020 and reveals the most popular apps recommended and favourited by health professionals.

The report found that the most recommended app by health and care professionals of 2020 was from DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumnus, Smoke Free. It featured above other popular digital health apps including Headspace and Sleepio. Smoke Free is an app to help people stop smoking through evidence-based behavioural change techniques.

Dr David Crane, Founder of Smoke Free said, “We’re honoured to be the most recommended app by healthcare professionals because we know those recommendations aren’t given lightly. They are particularly important to us because recommendations from a trusted source mean the evidence-based advice we provide is more likely to be followed. This report shows the need for organisations like Orcha to independently review health apps and the value of organisations like DigitalHealth.London to enable small, innovative, British companies like ours to compete with much bigger apps on this important health measure.”

Also featured in the report is the Low Carb Program app from DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumnus Diabetes Digital Media, which helps people and patients to lose weight and is clinically proven to place type 2 diabetes into remission. The Low Card Program was the fourth most downloaded digital health app by consumers and professionals from the ORCHA app library.

Read the full report here.

Smoke Free is an alumni of the DigtialHealth.London Accelerator programme. The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is a collaborative programme funded by London’s three Academic Health Science Networks – UCL Partners, Imperial College Health Partners, and the Health Innovation Network, MedCity, CW+ and receives match funding from the European Regional Development Fund.