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Diversinet Expands Mobile Security Intellectual Property Portfolio with U.S. and Canadian Patents

Patents Support BYOD, Enable Greater Security and Convenience
for Healthcare, Banking, Government and Various Other Enterprise Uses

TORONTO Feb. 6, 2013 – Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF), a leader in secure mobile health that “Powers Care Coordination through Mobility,” has been issued two key mobile security patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

U.S. patent No. 8,341,712
, “Method and System for Authenticating a User of a Mobile Device,” provides convenient new options for enabling multi-factor authentication. This technology enables patients to use their phones as part of multi-factor authentication for remote access to personal health information. This is in line with U.S. government standards proposed to take effect in 2015 with Stage 3 of the HITECH Act’s meaningful use incentive program.

Canadian patent No. 2,665,961
, “Method and System for Delivering a Command to a Mobile Device,” enables solutions that help enterprises ensure security and productivity amid the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, including the emerging mobile wallet, or container, architecture. This technology enables healthcare vendors to allow hospitals to remotely wipe lost and stolen smartphones and tablets. It also enables productivity-building capabilities, such as securely delivering a command to a mobile device that launches an application. Diversinet has submitted a similar U.S. patent application.

The patents expand Diversinet’s intellectual property portfolio to 22 granted and 26 pending patents. The portfolio provides the company, its customers and its licensees competitive advantages in markets such as healthcare, banking, government and general enterprise.

“Practically every organization, application and market worldwide now relies on mobile devices,” said Diversinet CEO Dr. Hon Pak. “Diversinet’s 48 granted or pending patents are a key corporate asset, as they enable organizations to create industry-first security and productivity solutions that address the rapidly-changing mobile needs of enterprises and government agencies.”

Diversinet’s patent portfolio spans innovations in mobile security, wireless provisioning, and digital certificates and permission in mobile and constrained environments. Patents cover industry applications and functions including:

  • Mobile app stores – detecting the type of mobile device to provision the corresponding mobile software over the air
  • Mobile device encryption – anti-cloning protection suitable for BYOD applications
  • Secure data exchange and authentication protocol for mobile, remote and medical devices including secure remote commands
  • Software update to devices that are attached to mobile devices, such as medical devices, NFC chips and credit card readers
  • Online validation of SSL/TLS and other digital certificates, as well as anonymous digital certificates

For a complete list of Diversinet’s patents in the United States, Canada and Israel, as well as information about its licensing program, visit www.diversinet.com/Intellectual_Property.html.

About Diversinet
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.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws provide a “safe harbour” for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by the company) contains statements that are forward-looking, such as statements relating to the success of current product offerings. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company. For a description of additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at www.sec.govand Canadian securities regulatory authorities available at www.sedar.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

mobiSecure is a registered trademark of Diversinet Corp.

February 11, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Diversinet Receives U.S. Patent for Securely Storing Information on a Mobile Device

Diversinet, the mobile healthcare innovator, has received its latest patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office – increasing the company’s intellectual property portfolio to 16 patents, with 32 patent applications pending.

The newly-patented encryption method responds to a growing need to securely store sensitive personal information on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

Anti-Cloning Encryption Method Protects Sensitive Healthcare and Other Data; Patent Enriches Diversinet’s Intellectual Property Portfolio

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2011 – Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leader in “Connected and Protected” mobile healthcare communications, was awarded a U.S. patent for an encryption method that addresses growing concerns about protecting sensitive personal data stored on a mobile device.

U.S. Patent No. 8,051,297, “A Method for Binding a Security Element to a Mobile Device,” covers the security of information on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

The patented technology prevents unauthorized access to the data on a mobile device via encryption and prevents access to the information if it is transferred to another mobile device. Notably, unlike other methods, it uses characteristics of a mobile device’s unique identity, such as its serial number, to create the encryption passkey.

Diversinet has integrated the patented solution into its MobiSecure® mobile healthcare (mHealth) products, which help healthcare organizations quickly and cost-effectively deploy HIPAA-compliant mHealth applications anytime, anywhere on mobile devices.

The technology can also benefit financial services, government organizations and other industries that require information to be stored securely on mobile devices. Mobile industry analysts estimate that more than 50 percent of the U.S. population will have smartphones at the end of 2011 and that number will grow to more than 70 percent by 2013.

For mHealth, the patented technology offers added security and flexibility, enabling healthcare payers and providers to rely on accurate, current information that patients carry on their mobile devices. The information is accessible even when patients temporarily do not have network coverage.

With this award, Diversinet’s intellectual property portfolio includes 16 patents in the U.S., Canada and Israel, with 32 patent applications pending.

“Our technology creates a highly secure information source on mobile devices, while providing our customers a patent-protected product,” said Diversinet Chairman and CEO Albert Wahbe. “We believe both of these aspects inherently increase the value of our company, particularly in the current environment of patent stockpiling and litigation related to mobile communication technology.”

About Diversinet
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides patented and proven secure products that enable healthcare organizations to rapidly deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to anyone, anytime, anywhere, on mobile devices. Diversinet’s MobiSecure® application addresses the increasing need for secure messaging, as well as safe, convenient, on-the-go storage and sharing of personal health data. Learn more about how Diversinet is delivering “Healthcare. Connected and Protected” at www.diversinet.com.

November 7, 2011 I Written By

Diversinet Strengthens Military Healthcare IT Expertise with Two Executive Advisory Board Appointments

The latest to join Diversinet’s executive advisory board are two highly accomplished figures – Dr. Hon Pak, former President of the American Telemedicine Association and the first physician CIO of the U.S. Army Medical Department, and Fred Hannett, a consultant and health IT thought leader who has formulated and advised on healthcare-delivery programs for the DoD and Veterans Affairs and is Vice Chair of the HIMSS Public Policy Steering Committee.

Their guidance will be useful as Diversinet looks to parlay its five-year contract to support expansion of the Army’s mCare telehealth-outreach program into new opportunities in federal and commercial markets.

Incidentally, mCare, which relies on Diversinet MobiSecure® technology, was recently listed among the Army’s “greatest inventions” by a panel of Army combat veterans.

Dr. Hon Pak and Fred Hannett Named to Help Diversinet Build upon Success of MobiSecure Technology with U.S. Army’s mCare Program

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2011Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leader in “Connected and Protected” mobile healthcare communications, has appointed to its executive advisory board two experts in healthcare technology issues and applications related to the United States Department of Defense (DoD):

  • 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
  • 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

“Dr. Pak and Fred Hannett greatly strengthen our executive advisory board,” said Diversinet Chairman and CEO Albert Wahbe. “Their outstanding accomplishments and extensive leadership experience in large-scale healthcare delivery systems bring us well-informed guidance and insight as we build upon our success with the U.S. Army’s mCare program.”

mCare is a telehealth outreach program established for members of the military recovering from mild traumatic brain injuries and other wounds. The program leverages a HIPAA-compliant mobile phone application based on Diversinet’s MobiSecure® technology, which enables daily two-way secure communication between patients and Army healthcare professionals.

Following an extensive pilot program, the Army engaged Diversinet under a five-year contract to support mCare’s expansion. A mobile platform will be critical to enable patient-centered care in the military healthcare system, especially as the Army implements a patient-centered medical home model throughout the enterprise.

“Now that we’ve demonstrated the value of MobiSecure for the U.S. military,” Wahbe said, “we will be seeking guidance from our new advisers to strategically expand our presence and market share in both the federal and commercial spaces.”

Dr. Pak served as President of the American Telemedicine Association, leading the effort on global health and standards development for telehealth. Previously, he headed the Advanced Information Technology Group within the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, which served as the DoD’s health IT research and development arm.

He is recognized for developing a comprehensive informatics infrastructure and a health IT strategy around patient-centered care. Dr. Pak shaped a federal investment in electronic health record exchanges and health information technology for active military, veteran and civilian populations.

Hannett has an extensive understanding and knowledge base in the health delivery programs of the DoD, Veterans Affairs and other governmental departments. He spent more than 12 years at the DoD, culminating with his appointment as Budget Director and Legislative Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

He is currently Vice Chair of the Public Policy Steering Committee of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and a board member of the Institute of Federal Health Care.

Members of the executive advisory board provide strategic direction to Diversinet and help refine the company’s vision, while also helping to identify opportunities for its MobiSecure product line in government, pharmaceutical and other healthcare organizations.

Alan Portela, the advisory board’s chairman, is an mHealth strategist and innovator. He is currently CEO of AirStrip Technologies and a member of Diversinet’s board of directors. The advisory board’s fourth member is Mark Trigsted, Diversinet’s Executive Vice President for Healthcare.

About Diversinet
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides patented and proven secure products that enable healthcare organizations to rapidly deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to anyone, anytime, anywhere, on mobile devices. Diversinet’s MobiSecure® application addresses the increasing need for secure messaging, as well as safe, convenient, on-the-go storage and sharing of personal health data. Learn more about how Diversinet is delivering “Healthcare. Connected and Protected” at www.diversinet.com.

October 7, 2011 I Written By

Diversinet Appoints Mobile Healthcare Strategist Alan Portela to Board of Directors and New Executive Advisory Board

Diversinet today announced that Alan Portela, a mobile healthcare strategist and innovator, is joining its Board of Directors and will chair a new Executive Advisory Board.

This news highlights Diversinet’s ability to attract a wealth of talent in corporate governance and advisory roles. Portela will draw on his expertise in healthcare IT, U.S. government markets and meaningful use to guide Diversinet as it builds its prominence in the burgeoning mHealth field.

Company to Benefit from Expertise in Healthcare IT, U.S. Government Markets and Meaningful Use

TORONTO, May 31, 2011Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leader in “Connected and Protected” mobile healthcare communications, has appointed Alan Portela, a mHealth strategist and innovator, to its Board of Directors.

Additionally, Portela will serve as chairman of a newly formed Diversinet Executive Advisory Board.

“Alan is a respected visionary whose guidance will help us strengthen Diversinet’s leadership in mobilizing information technology for healthcare organizations,” said Diversinet Chairman and CEO Albert Wahbe. “His expertise gained from introducing electronic health records to the U.S. military and setting the standard for incorporating meaningful use by healthcare technology companies will be particularly valuable as we enter our next phase of growth.”

Portela has more than 25 years experience as an IT strategist and executive, marked by pivotal contributions to mobile healthcare. He is currently a board member for AirStrip Technologies and CliniComp, Intl., and serves as an adviser to InTouch Health and Accenture.

Portela has been a leading force in the selection and deployment of electronic health records (EHRs) by the Military Health System and Veterans Health Administration.  He pioneered the “Clinical Automation via Functional Clusters” concept, recognized as the best model for meeting criteria for the various stages of meaningful use – an increasing concern for healthcare organizations. Additionally, Portela is a leader in the Virtual Intensive Care Model (Tele-ICU), having helped develop the concept of remote ICU coverage via mobile technology.

The consulting firm founded by Portela, Hybrid Clinical Transformation LLC, also has been retained by Diversinet to provide sales and business development services.

Concurrently, Diversinet announced that Ravi Chiruvolu has resigned from its Board of Directors. “We thank Ravi for his valuable contribution to Diversinet,” said Wahbe, “and we wish him well.”

About Diversinet
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides a patented and proven secure application platform that enables healthcare organizations to rapidly deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Diversinet’s MobiSecure® platform helps payers and providers meet 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.”

June 3, 2011 I Written By

Diversinet Clinical Communicator Enables Secure, Mobile Communications between Healthcare Professionals and Patients

HIPAA-Compliant Application on MobiSecure® Platform
Increases Clinician Productivity, Improves Patient Outcomes

TORONTO, March 22, 2011 – Healthcare professionals now have a solution for securely and remotely communicating with patients via mobile devices and tablets, thanks to the Clinical Communicator application announced today by Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF).

Clinical Communicator leverages the power and unique functionality of Diversinet’s field-proven MobiSecure® Publisher and MobiSecure SMS, enabling physicians, nurses and other clinicians to communicate securely with their patients via mobile devices and tablets. The mobile client and Web interfaces for healthcare professionals are automated and user-friendly. Patients can continue to use existing MobiSecure mobile clients, such as mClient and mText.

Clinical Communicator is a HIPAA-compliant application that makes it possible for clinicians to securely:

  • Send messages and notices to patients
  • Reply to patients’ questions
  • View and update patient health information
  • Schedule, view, confirm and cancel appointments
  • Send notices to other internal clinicians
  • Send summaries of lab and test results
  • Enable secure remote monitoring via interface with third-party biomedical devices
  • Enable real-time video calling
  • Configure automatic reminders and alerts

Benefits for patients include ability to use smart phones and tablets to ask questions and reply to clinicians; receive automated medication reminders, health tips and alerts; manage their personal health information; view and share health insurance information; schedule appointments; check in; and request prescription renewal.

“Healthcare organizations often rely on fragmented and disparate systems with information that resides in silos, making secure collaboration and communication difficult,” said Diversinet CEO Albert Wahbe. “The Clinical Communicator gives time-challenged health professionals a tool to deliver the right information at the right time, making it faster and easier to communicate with patients and collaborate across the healthcare ecosystem.”

Clinical Communicator will be available for trials in June. Diversinet will market the application through partnerships with large healthcare organizations, including providers and pharmaceutical companies. Clinical Communicator is also suitable for drug and clinical trials and for case and disease management. It is designed to help healthcare organizations fulfill Meaningful Use (MU) requirements.

Diversinet will demonstrate Clinical Communicator in Booth 4191 in the Wireless Health Pavilion at the CTIA Wireless convention at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., from March 22-24.

About Diversinet
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF) provides a patented and proven secure application platform that enables healthcare organizations to rapidly deploy HIPAA-compliant mobile healthcare (mHealth) applications to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Diversinet’s MobiSecure® platform helps payers and providers meet 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.”

 

March 29, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.