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Diversinet Reaches New Security Milestone With its “MobiSecure” mHealth Platform


Diversinet, a provider of secure solutions for the mHealth industry, announced a new milestone in its quest to provide the highest level of security for transmitting sensitive healthcare information.

The company’s new milestone relates to an extensive security validation process for the “cryptographic modules” used by its platform.  The company’s use of cryptographic algorithms was already successfully validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States.  Now, the Java cryptographic modules used in MobiSecure have been formally placed on a list for the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS) 140-2, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, which specifies the requirements used to protect sensitive information.

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Washington Hospital Center Teams With AT&T on Secure Mobile App for Live Video Streams


It was announced today that Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. has teamed with AT&T to create what’s being called “CodeHeart,” a secure mobile application that provides real-time video and audio streams for use in critical care situations related to heart conditions, such as ambulances in transit.

The new app allows first responders to remotely initiate a real-time video/audio session with hospital cardiologists so they can instantly view a patient’s condition and ECGs, for example, or guide the first responder on interim treatment and prepare the hospital to provide appropriate care while the patient is en route to the emergency room.  The solution also provides physicians the ability to view vital signs and test results — like electrocardiograms (ECG) — captured through a real-time video feed.

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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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Verizon Launches Smartphone & Tablet Support On Its Secure Healthcare Identity Solution


Verizon announced recently that it’s expanding the use of its healthcare “Universal Identity Services” (UIS) to smartphones and tablets running Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Mobile.

Launched in November of last year, UIS is a managed software as a service (SaaS) utility that allows healthcare professionals to access various documents and information using secure medical identity credentials.  For example, physicians can use Verizon’s security credentials to do things like access e-prescribing applications, view and modify Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and securely authenticate various other Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

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