Company to Benefit from Expertise in Healthcare IT, U.S. Government Markets and Meaningful Use
TORONTO, May 31, 2011 /CNW/ - Diversinet 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
The consulting firm founded by Portela, Hybrid Clinical Transformation
LLC, also has been retained by Diversinet to provide sales and business
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."
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."
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