Diversinet unveils MobiHealth Wallet
Diversinet has launched the MobiHealth Wallet, an application that patients can use to download their personal health records to their smartphones using the federal Blue Button web tool so they can share them with their doctors.
Diversinet announced the MobiHealth Wallet at the Health Summit in National Harbor on December 3. Blue Button allows the patients to download their personal health information as a PDF or text file.
The Blue Button is being adopted by the federal agencies, healthcare providers, payers and pharmacy chains.
The MobiHealth wallet provides an interoperable framework for patients to manage, store and share their health data from their personal health portal with many providers.
It also allows doctors, case workers and the patients to share data and engage on the mobile devices through email, text messages and voice calls.
This Diversinet tool can create and edit profiles that include their health lifestyle preferences. The doctors use the profiles along with the information from medication adherence and mood-tracker tools to study patients’ health patterns.
“The goal of the MobiHealth Wallet is to understand how patients change their health behaviors, said, Dr. Hon Pak, Diversinet’s CEO. The MobiHealth Wallet links with Diversinet’s web-based portal, which stores a copy of patients’ PHR data.
For the medical data to be shared by providers, the health companies are presently forming health information exchanges, but the Diversinet MobiHealth Wallet is way of sharing more lifestyle data found in patients’ PHRs.
Mr. Pak also said, “We’re providing patient-centric data interoperability to help providers not in the network or not in the same system to have access to the data through the wallet in ways that have not have been possible.”
The MobiHealth wallet is available on all mobile OS platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows Phone.