Posts Tagged ‘Diversinet’

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…

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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!