Award Follows Successful One-Year Pilot Program; Includes First
Licensing of MobiSecure® SMS
TORONTO, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ - Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leader in "connected and protected"
mobile-healthcare communications, has been awarded a five-year contract
to support expansion of the U.S. Army's mCare telehealth-outreach
program for members of the military recovering from mild traumatic
brain injuries (TBI) and other wounds. The agreement follows a one-year
pilot study and is expected to generate first-year revenues of more
The Army is upgrading its Diversinet's MobiSecure® Health platform license, with Diversinet providing development,
maintenance and consulting services. Diversinet will help the Army
hasten the recovery and track the progress of as many as 10,000
"wounded warriors" who return home or to community-based transition
units following initial recuperation in military medical facilities.
Diversinet will showcase demonstrations of mCare in Kiosk # 202-12, in
the Qualcomm pavilion, at the mHealth Summit from Nov. 8-10 in
The mCare program features a downloadable, HIPAA-compliant mobile
application that enables daily two-way secure communication between
patients and the Army's healthcare team. The application lets users
store all of their essential healthcare information on their mobile
phones, and securely send and receive healthcare-related messages.
These secure messages, transmitted via the MobiSecure Health platform,
help "wounded warriors" schedule medical appointments, as well as
provide follow-up appointment reminders, health and wellness tips,
recovery goals, and general announcements - all distributed from a
secure central website. Patients' reply messages enable care teams to
monitor and track body weight, mood, energy, sleep patterns, physical
pain, relationships, anger management, and overall sense of well-being.
"The mobile healthcare communications solution that the U.S. Army has
engaged us to provide is critically important to our wounded returning
soldiers," said Mark Trigsted, Diversinet's Executive Vice President of
Healthcare, "so this new contract directly with the Army is a clear
validation of our MobiSecure Health platform."
mCare participants currently are using more than 270 different mobile
device brands and models that are all compatible with MobiSecure,
demonstrating the depth and breadth of Diversinet's carrier and device
"MobiSecure's ability to support secure messaging, as well as work on a
wide variety of consumer handsets and smart phones and any operator's
wireless network, were big differentiators for addressing the Army's
needs," Trigsted said.
Under the contract, Diversinet will ramp up mobile health communications
"Helping the U.S. Army expand mCare from an extensive pilot to a formal
program with a five-year contract is very rewarding, as it demonstrates
our leadership in securing mobile healthcare applications under some of
the toughest guidelines in the industry," said Albert Wahbe,
Diversinet's Chairman and CEO. "We thank the Army for its confidence in
the MobiSecure platform, and particularly the opportunity to help
enhance what is considered to be the premier mobile healthcare
communications solution for wounded soldiers."
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides the
healthcare industry with proven, reliable technology for mobile
applications that securely connect people with their healthcare
information, payers and providers - anyway, anytime and anywhere.
Diversinet's MobiSecure® platform helps payers and providers meet rapidly growing needs for safe,
convenient, on-the-go storage and sharing of personal health data.
Connect with Diversinet Corp. at www.diversinet.com. Its tagline is "Healthcare. Connected and Protected."
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