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5 mHealth Questions

Diversinet (@Diversinet)

Would you please provide an overview of your company?

Diversinet is a mobile technology company with a platform to connect and protect the last mile of patient engagement.  The company's vision is to become the leader in mobilizing care coordination. Its mission is to enable care coordination through patient engagement using its patented, proven, healthcare-specific mobile technology and its expertise in mobile security.

Its MobiSecure« technology enables healthcare payers and providers, pharmaceutical companies, application developers and other healthcare organizations to enhance care coordination, while meeting all security requirements and supporting all major mobile devices and operating systems.

Diversinet was founded in 1997 and focused on secure mobile healthcare since 2009, Diversinet has invested $60 million in its award-winning technology and built a substantial patent portfolio.

What products/services does your company offer?

   1.  Care Coordination Engine: A mobile application development tool set with a flexible content management framework designed for secure patient engagement and two-way communication. The Care Coordination Engine enables secure, real-time communication and management of critical personal health information. Distinguishing factors include built-in advanced security features; configure once-deploy many capability spanning multiple platforms; support of smartphones, feature phones and tablets; flexible questionnaire and survey tools; and extensive ability to audit and track who does what with messages.

   2.  MobiSecure Software Development Kits (SDKs): A set of mobile and Web application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable customers to build custom mobile applications on top of existing apps, across multiple platforms. These SDKs provide sophisticated security features, including encryption and OATH-standards-based one-time passwords for strong authentication.

How does it work (i.e., does it work on mobile devices, cloud-based, etc., and can it be used to provide services outside of urban areas)?

The MobiSecure platform is compatible with all major mobile devices and operating systems.  It supports mHealth applications used to provide services outside urban areas, wherever mobile coverage is provided.


What are the health benefits of your products/services?

Diversinet products and services are designed to help healthcare organizations rapidly mobilize care coordination and patient engagement - key transitional trends necessary to improve service and outcomes, as well as reduce costs.  

Working with its partners in the healthcare ecosystem, Diversinet provides solutions that help healthcare organizations connect and protect patient health data in the last mile.

What do you think needs to be done to reform healthcare in the U.S.?

With chronic diseases accounting for $3 of every $4 spent on healthcare, the U.S. healthcare system needs to shift from episodic care to team-based patient engagement and care coordination. This trend will improve care quality and outcomes, as well as reduce costs.  Mobility is critical to accelerating this transformation.

Technological advances and adoption of mobile devices represent a significant opportunity for the healthcare community to empower and activate patients.  However, healthcare organizations will need to overcome many challenges, including security issues, regulation and standards, and rapidly changing and fragmented mobile environments.

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