CATCH app

Version: 2.0 | Cost: Entirely Free

Level 2 - General Health
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Pregnancy, Development, First Aid, Pharmacy Finder, Find a Doctor
Released: 25/02/2016
Updated: 09/01/2018
Version: 2.0
Size: 170mb
Developer: Damibu Ltd
Reviewed On: 15/02/2018
This App achieved an Orcha score of 73%

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focussed on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focussed we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Security
13.7/30
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Clinical Assurance
35.5/40
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User Experience
23.8/30
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Developer description
The CATCH app provides parents and carers with NHS-approved information, empowering you to know when your child needs treatment or when self-care would be more appropriate. * Create a profile for your children and receive regular guidance and advice tailored to suit them as they grow. * Information about what to do in an emergency, such as if your child swallows a button or battery - which can be reviewed at any time, ensuring you're prepared if a health emergency were to occur. * Highly localised information about healthcare services and support groups available in Cheshire East. Explore a map of local health services, such as GPs, dentists and pharmacies. * NHS-approved health advice. Be better informed on a range of conditions by reading advice from a trusted source. Information is supplied directly from NHS choices. * Timely reminders about key health dates, such as childhood immunisations and seasonal advice.
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features:

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Carer Support
The App provides features that help those caring for others
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This review area looks at what information an App collects from you, what it does with that information and how secure is its handling of that data. For some Apps this is only a minor issue as they don’t gather much information. Other Apps can gather lots of very personal and sensitive information and for these it is important to know how they go about handling this.

Data Collection

The data collected about you isn't capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

Data Use

The App doesn't state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.

The App doesn’t allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This review area looks at what evidence there is that there is a suitably qualified professional or organisation behind the App or that it has been endorsed, accredited or underwritten by such an individual or organisation. It also assesses what evidence there is around user testing and what evidence there is that supports the effectiveness of the App in terms of claimed health benefits. The higher the Level of the App and the more sophisticated its functions, the more crucial this becomes.

Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its development.

Regulation

It isn't likely that this App could be viewed as a medical device that would require such an assessment.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This Review Area looks at how an App has been designed to support the overall user experience. This includes its availability on both primary platforms, how customisable the App is, how well it caters for end users with different capabilities and needs – such as visual or other impairments – how content is managed, how well supported the App is and what it costs. This area also looks at overall User Review scores from both platforms.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End User Capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight. The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App does appear to provide user support but does't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.

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Any score below 65% would indicate that an App has some issues that users should investigate further prior to using this App.

Scores below 45% indicate that an App has considerable issues or challenges and in its current form is potentially unhelpful or unsafe.

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