ONC site aims to better protect sensitive health data stored on mobile devices; Diversinet, AirStrip sign licensing agreement;

> A new educational website launched by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is designed to help hospitals and physicians better protect sensitive health data stored on mobile devices. ONC's website features explanatory videos, fact sheets and downloadable posters that provide guidance on various topics related to mobile device security. Website

> Toronto-based mHealth security firm Diversinet has signed a licensing agreement with San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies for the use of its mobiSecure SDK to ensure ultra-secure messaging in AirStrip's mHealth application suite. Diversinet's encryption technology was recently validated under Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 and the agreement enables AirStrip customers in the military, government and commercial sectors to comply with federal security requirements. Announcement

> A recently released report by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions argues that mobile technologies can facilitate the shift in the relationship between clinicians, payers, life sciences companies and patients that will be required to implement this new model. mHealth in an mWorld: How mobile technology is transforming healthcare examines factors driving the adoption of mHealth and opportunities it presents to lower costs and improve patient outcomes. Report

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