Toronto-based Diversinet Corp., a mobile-healthcare communications provider, 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 than $390,000.
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.
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.