mobileStorm launches latest, 'HIPAA-compliant' messaging platform

With an emphasis on providing secure, HIPAA-compliant protected health information messaging capabilities, mobile and email messaging firm mobileStorm kicked off its mobileStorm for Healthcare mobile messaging platform at the Wireless-Life Science Alliance's Convergence Summit last week in San Diego. 

mobileStorm said that its platform will "mobile enable" any system, which ultimately should lead to better care and lower costs. Its first test subject will be Kentucky-based insurer Humana, which signed on to be a Beta customer. 

"This partnership will allow us to deliver on multi-channel goals where we have not had a solution in the past," Humana Director of Strategic Communications Christopher Nicholson said in a statement. "The ability to reach members 'where they are' with relevant, personalized and proactive communications is critically important." 

mobileStorm--which has been developing healthcare software for the past three years, but primarily works outside of the healthcare space--previously helped Kaiser Permanente save more than $275,000 at a single clinic via an end-user SMS solution used for the creation and delivery of general appointment reminders, specific treatment reminders and notifications for completed lab results to patients. 

In January, mobileStorm released its "2011 mHealth Report," which it touted as being an analysis of mobile healthcare trends, but which 3G Doctor's David Doherty criticized for simply trying to sell the secured mobile messaging service deployed by Kaiser. 

To learn more:
- read the mobileStorm announcement
- here's mHealth Insight's review of mobileStorm's report from January