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Find below the presentation of the four subcontracted app assessment organisations supporting WP3 - Certification.
ORCHA delivers the core infrastructure needed to introduce digital health safely. Its award-winning app library technology is used by health care authorities, health care providers, and digital health innovators in twelve countries. It delivers a systematic approach to assessing, accrediting, deploying and embedding digital health technologies into clinical services and pathways, using a risk management approach that has long been in place for medicine.
Founded in 2012 as an innovative startup, Baasbox is a complete company able to provide support in all phases of a digital project. The team is structured into five vertical and synergistic divisions, to give continuous support to the customers, from the idea to the market: Strategy, Branding & Communication, Product Design & Fast Prototype, Research & Development, and Marketing.
In 2021 Baasbox expands its team and enters the Irish investment fund Heritage Ventures: a new partner with whom they share extraordinary projects and ambitious international objectives.
DEKRA Certification is the certification body accredited by COFRAC (French accreditation authority) to certify mobile apps and websites in health, well-being, elderly and disabilities. This French accreditation is recognized in all Europe and most of states.
DEKRA certification covers a large field of criterias in 4 categories : ergonomics, legal/data protection, cybersecurity, quality of the content. This certification is an independent guarantee of quality, reliability, and security for patients, healthcare professionals and caregivers.
DEKRA was established in 1925 in Berlin as a registered association. With more 46 000 employes, a revenue of 3,4 billion euros, DEKRA is one of the leaders of assessment and certification in the world.
SQS is a large experienced test-house. In 2020, the company lauched its Quality as a Service (Qaas), a set of services offered from its own testing infrastructure.
These QaaS allow SQS to offer worldwide remote software quality and testing services, throughout the development cycle of their system, with immediate contracting and availability of the service, controlled costs and perfect alignment and coordination with the development team of the client company.
The SQS QaaS are developed and implemented by a team of highly qualified engineers and equipped with the latest hardware and software infrastructures and methodologies. SQS also uses tools to guarantee a constant communication with the client and complete traceability of the processes.
TherAppX is a Canadian private company focused on the assessment of health apps for patients and health care providers.
TherAppX was founded in 2018 by clinicians who wanted to democratize their expertise in digital health in response to pressing needs for key stakeholders in the Canadian health system for the effective integration of health apps. Its mission is to make sure that all health decision makers, including patients, use health apps safely and effectively. The company vision is to drive measurable patient outcomes through the proper use of health apps by patients.
The company uses a science-based systematic search and evaluation process to assess the characteristics and quality of health apps. The database is available free of charge to patients and health care providers.