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2:30 PM – 3/11/11 – Flatirons Mall, Broomfield, CO:  Here I am in line at the Apple store waiting to get my iPad 2.  I stood in this same line last April waiting to get my original iPad.  Why am I doing this?

I guess the best way I can explain it is that the original iPad changed my workflow and workday more than any technology has before, or since.  I am never away from my iPad during the day… I take all of my workday notes on it with Evernote and am always in sync between my laptop and my  iPhone. I  interact with our corporate exchange server for email and my calendar on it, I use it as a second monitor while at my desk, and I use it for virtually all corporate and product presentations while on the road selling.  I read books and watch TV shows and movies on it while on a plane, or on the nights I can’t sleep!  I use the iPad for text messaging making phone calls, and watching EVERY San Francisco Giants game on the MLB11 App.  I use my iPad for all customer webinars with WebEx, and read my 3 favorite newspapers (NY Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today) cover to every morning with it.  I use Omnifocus on my iPad to outline ideas and business projects, and I use dropbox to keep every single business document in sync, real time, between my laptop, desktop, iPhone and iPad (all Macs).  I print documents and boarding passes on my iPad and when I forget, and am traveling on American Airlines I use my iPad as my boarding pass.  I tweet, blog (this article), and read industry RSS feeds daily on my iPad.  My wife and I like to play Scrabble with my iPad being the board and our iPhone’s holding and transferring tiles, and when traveling with my dyslexic sales team I use the iPad to navigate while they drive.  I have every business contact I have had for the past 10 years or so (over 1,600 as of today) in my contacts, and all of my LinkedIn buddies on my iPad, I use Dragon dictation to keep notes on them all.  When on the road I use my iPad to record DirecTV shows on any of our 4 home TV’s, and that does not include 60 minutes… I use the 60 Minutes App to watch them every week.  I used my iPad to buy tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game last October, during the game I used the same App “StubHub”, to by 2 tickets to game 4 of the World Series being played across the street latter that night.

Oh yeah…I work for a cool company that is in the middle of delivering our first secure and HIPAA compliant iPad App to the healthcare marketplace…

Really… I can’t think of a reason I am doing this!

 

Mark

CTO D. Annan waxing eloquent on the "touch board"

As expected HIMSS 2011 last week in Orlando, FL broke all time records with 30,947 in attendance.  With some 400 education sessions and more than 1,000 exhibitors the conference did not disappoint.  This years show was  a breakout  for Diversinet in many ways including a new booth and product roll out.  Thanks to all of the great friends and prospects that came by to say hello.  You will be hearing from us shortly…

 

Here are my highs and lows for the week:

RVP Jon Smith with iPad Presentation and iPhone demo in hand... Gotta love that!

Highs:

The constant and great traffic at the booth
Positive reception of the new DVNT / MobiSecure® look and feel
General availability of food and water
The role mobility  played at the show (More on that coming)
The fabulous mCare presentation by Jeanette Rasche on Thursday AM

Lows:

Shortage of Harry Potter tickets (word on the street was that there was tons of room)
Cab and Bus wait lines
Quality of food and water at the hall (poor and warm)
The fact that we were not in the interoperability Showcase (we will be next year)

See you in Las Vegas at HIMSS 2012!

“Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot.”  Says Sherlock Holmes as if to say “Ok, now the fun really starts”

This is exactly how I felt when I recently read the early reports of the long expected “MyChart” iPhone App that went live in several sites over the last couple of weeks.  First reported at the Dean Clinic the MyChart App brings several of the heavily used features (not all) of the My Chart web application to the iPhone.  We at Diversinet are thrilled to see Epic into our market space with MyChart, we believe it not only legitimizes what we do, but we think it will immediately spark discussion around several key questions.  Here are a few:

How is “MyChart” data secured when it goes “over the air” to the iPhone, and how does it stay secure once it gets there?

Is the “MyChart” App HIPAA Compliant? How do we know?

What are Epic’s Competitors (GE, McKesson, Allscripts, etc.) Going to do for HIPAA compliant mobile access to their systems?

Will Epic be content with the Apple IOS or will they redevelop for Android, RIM, Windows Mobile, etc.?

Other than a mobile port of “MyChart” are there any other mobile Apps that Epic will deliver to its customers?

Will Epic and any of its competitors deliver a secure development platform to their customers so additional Apps can be easily and securely developed?

Will any of the major consulting firms (CSC, Deloitte, PWC, etc.) get into the mobile App development, deployment space?

Do most large Providers / IDN’s (Epic’s main customer base) have mobile App strategies that will include “MyChart” like Apps?

Do any of these questions resonate with you? Now would be a great time to talk to Diversinet! Oh… The game is truly “afoot”

With smart phones exploding and data usage growing exponentially, there is an assumption in the marketplace that a mobile browser https (SSL on the mobile) session and the user’s name and password will be good enough to protect a patient’s identity and their access to their personal healthcare information.  Here are a few things to think about…

1. Let’s look at the mobile. This little guy is 15 x times more likely to be lost than a laptop.
2.  A very small percentage of people actually lock their phones.  The mobile browser / History and phone application icons are all open for inspection. All your bookmarks are available to review which gives unwanted eyes additional personal information.  All your downloaded documents, like copies of claims or lab tests are in the open. In many cases, all recent browser activity including your user name and all your personal health records and transactions are open for every one to see as these items have been cached. In addition, most bookmarks remember your user name/password and auto-sign you (or the intruder) in directly, to your personal health information.
3. From a communications security standpoint, the standard mobile SSL connection sets up a tunnel between the mobile and the web server. It does not authenticate you or your personal mobile device, it does not make sure you at the right intended site, nor does it provide end-to-end security to the application level.

Considering it takes an average of 130 hours to fix a financial identity when a person is a victim of identity theft imagine what it will take to restore health identity when your identity is compromised using the mobile internet.

There is a better way, the MobiSecure® Health solution downloads personal security credentials and an app to your mobile device that is locked to your specific healthcare organization. It demands a PIN to open the service, executes bi-lateral authentication between the server and the phone, and then performs dual encryption on all information and messages exchanged. No user names, bookmarks, downloads, cached screens, personal information or URL’s are available to prying eyes.

How do you want to access, store and interact with your personal health information?

In an interesting recent post on the Whitehouse BLOG, entitled: The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

Howard A. Schmidt – A former Diversinet Advisory Board Member and current Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to President Obama, makes the following comment:

“…no longer should individuals have to remember an ever-expanding and potentially insecure list of usernames and passwords to login into various online services”

When we were designing the the first version of the MobiSecure ® platform for secure mobile healthcare access our clients encouraged us to create a technology that was both extremely secure AND easy to use.  Our goal was to deliver the next generation of secure mobile tools that required NO URL’s, Usernames, Passwords,  Challenge Querstions, and without the need to navigate across multiple back end systems. We did this by creating a technology that installs “over the air” advanced cryptology that does both authentication and encryption in realtime from both the mobile device and secure servers… Let us show you a demo!

Read the Whitehouse BLOG entry here…

Last week (8/26/10) Paul H. Keckley (Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions) issued an excellent and thought provoking brief entitled, The Mobile Personal Health Record: Technology-enabled self-care (Get the PDF Here)

In the brief Keckley makes the following point:

“The personal health record embedded in mobile communication devices – mPHR – is the “killer app” that may change the game for providers, consumers and payers.”

As the mHealth industry grows exponentially we are all interested in what will truly be the killer App(s), this brief could truly be prophetic. There is much to like about this brief, but in discussing barriers to adoption one statement in particular is worth noting:

“The barrier for providers lies in making the legal medical record distinct from the patient-entered data, both technically and operationally.”

This is truly exciting for us at Diversinet! We are now shouting this as loudly as we can… WE HAVE THE ANSWER! Our MobiSecure® platform as the mobile front end to a providers PHR of choice not only secures the sharing of the “legal medical record”, but patient-entered data as well…

Read this great brief… And Stay Tuned!

I do all of my reading on the road on my iPad.  Just ask and I’ll be glad to give you a demo.  From the WSJ (Daily – a great App) to books for both business and pleasure.  Plane rides and downtime on the road is a lot easier with a good book., and I have just read one.

I am just about finished with Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers – The Story of Success.  I first heard about this book in early 2009 after reading a NY Times Review.  I’m glad I waited to read it until now.  As we are putting our team together at Diversinet to aggressively enter the mHealth market with a unique set of products and services, we want to write our own, “story of success”.

Although aimed primarily at  individual “outliers”, the traits of success that Gladwell points out in his book have a lot in common with where we are as a company. The NY Times review summarizes them as “Chance & Circumstance”.  We fully admit there is a little bit of “Chance” or “Luck” in the following facts: (A) Diversinet has the most robust mobile security platform in the industry PERIOD. (B) The mobile healthcare market is primed to explode over the next few years and (C) That Federal guidelines (HIPAA) mandate that all personal health data must be secured…So yes… We are in the right place at the right time.

However, the real story is the “Circumstance” or the 10+ years and close to 80M that we spent as a company developing, patenting, and designing our technology for the mobile market that was yet to fully mature.  Remember, when our MobiSecure® platform was in the original design phase, there was no such thing as an iPhone, and “Apps” were not part of the American dialog and pop culture.

Take the time to read Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers, its a great read and just might give you a new way of looking at success…what we are all trying to achieve.

Apple vs. Google – Are there any unbiased opinions out there? I fully admit I am biased (I bought my first Mac the day after the Super Bowl Ad in 1984 )

At the recent 7th annual Healthcare Unbound Conference in San Diego, Vince Kuraitis from Better Health Technologies laid out the significance of the A(iphone) vs G(Android) battle by quoting a Business Week lead story on the Apple vs. Google war. The story tagline was that this war will “shape the future of computing”.  It probably will!

However, the hotter the battle rages on the better for Diversinet.  Our technology is truly mobile platform independent.  Our platform and applications completely support the iPhone, and Android platforms and always will!  However, not only those… we support Windows Mobile, RIM, and over 300 smart and feature phones on all US Carriers!  So while Jay Couse (Our SVP of Business Dev and Android bigot) and I are fully engaged in the war…

We really don’t care… because regardless of the outcome, the Diversinet clients will be the ultimate winners!

The iPad With Diversinet is a game changer!

Diversinet is changing how the iPad is used in healthcare.  Epic and other HIT companies are extending their applications on to mobile devices like the iPad.  This is exciting for the users and the industry in general.  Tablets and other devices that cost thousands of dollars and have abysmal battery lives can now be replaced by the iPad that costs much less and can run all day. The problem is that these application must be run inside the hospital/IDN firewall to be secure and HIPAA compliant.

Diversinet’s Apps (Including MobiSecure® SMS) and platform enabled applications are secure on the iPad both in wifi on the hospital network AND under 3G once the device leaves the hospital or clinic… Truly a game changer!