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Diversinet Appoints Two Military Healthcare IT Experts to its Advisory Board


Diversinet, a provider of secure mobile communication solutions for the healthcare industry, announced the appointment of two experts in healthcare technology issues and applications related to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to its advisory board.

The first of which is Dr. Hon Pak, previous President of the American Telemedicine Association and recently retired Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department, Office of the Surgeon General.  The second appointment is Frederick J. Hannett, a Washington-based consultant and healthcare IT thought leader with longstanding ties to the DoD, as well as founder and Managing Principal of The Capitol Alliance.

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Government Grant Aimed at Increasing Reach of mHealth


The government is moving further towards promoting mHealth development as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, offers a grant that will fund development, testing, and analysis of mHealth methods. The grant is specifically aimed at funding research that utilizes mHealth tools to improve patient-physician correspondence, patient adherence to treatment plans, and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations.

The recent expansion of cellular networks and smartphone usage allow communication to be more rapid, far-reaching and cost effective than ever. Therefore, the NIH is capitalizing on mHealth’s potential to provide an affordable and immediate means of transmitting medical data both to and from remote areas and specialists living in urban environments.

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