You're probably familiar with Diversinet and AirStrip Technologies. Here's a press release from today announcing an interesting partnership between these two organizations:
Diversinet, AirStrip Sign Licensing Agreement for mobiSecure SDK, Enabling Patient-Monitoring Apps with Federally-Validated Security
Deal Lets Health Systems Enhance Care Coordination, Achieve High Levels of Compliance
TORONTO – Dec. 17, 2012 – Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF), a leader in secure mobile health that “Powers Care Coordination through Mobility,” today announced it has signed a licensing agreement with AirStrip Technologies, Inc., for the use of its patented mobiSecure® SDK to power ultra-secure messaging in AirStrip’s industry leading mHealth application suite.
The newly formalized agreement enables AirStrip customers in the military, government and commercial sectors to comply with rigorous federal security requirements. Diversinet’s encryption technology recently was validated under Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2.
The mobiSecure SDK makes it easy for healthcare organizations to develop HIPAA-compliant solutions with military-grade security for all consumer smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. In addition to the FIPS 140-2 validation, recent enhancements to the SDK improve the speed of deployment for enterprise-wide mobile health solutions.
Further, by providing a highly secure data container for sensitive patient medical information, mobiSecure accommodates the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend, in which individuals use their own personal devices to communicate Personal Health Information (PHI) with either patients or physicians.
“AirStrip set the standard in the industry by being the first to receive FDA clearance for its device-agnostic mobile patient monitoring applications. We are again blazing a trail by being the first to deliver ultra-secure protections as part of our enterprise-wide solutions,” noted AirStrip CEO Alan Portela. “The FIPS 140-2 validation signals to our customers that we will continue to meet increasingly stringent government and industry requirements to protect the storage and transmission of sensitive healthcare data – safely connecting patients and physicians across the care continuum.”
Diversinet CEO Dr. Hon Pak said: “We couldn’t be more pleased to have formalized our relationship with AirStrip through this agreement. We look forward to working closely with the AirStrip team to explore expansion of our relationship.”
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF) is answering the challenges of today’s healthcare landscape with a secure enterprise mobile healthcare platform that enables interoperability, agility and integration. This technology can be leveraged and customized quickly to meet the ever-changing needs of healthcare organizations and patients – driving patient, provider and payer communications and improved outcomes while lowering costs. Learn more about Diversinet at www.diversinet.com.
About AirStripTechnologies, Inc.
Addressing the most pressing needs of a rapidly evolving global healthcare system, AirStrip develops mobile technology that drives enhanced clinician engagement, strengthened care coordination and improved clinical and financial performance. AirStrip’s platform has been tested and proven in the most rigorous care environments and it has received FDA 510(k) clearance. By unlocking, transforming and mobilizing live and historical patient information from existing monitoring devices and EHR systems to various mobile devices regardless of operating system, AirStrip helps transcend the geographic and technological barriers that delay informed clinician action. AirStrip’s enterprise-wide solution suite and its live and predictive analytics together create unprecedented opportunities to improve the health of individuals and populations. AirStrip is backed by investments from Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, Inc., Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and the Wellcome Trust. Visit www.airstriptech.com for more information.