DOD in full clinical trial of Diversinet mCare app for TBI soldiers (US)

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Catching up with another chapter in a very long story….opening with the reported clinical trial of the mCare mobile phone app designed to support soldiers recovering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). It has been in pilot since 2009, when the US Department of Defense (DOD) contracted with AllOne Mobile to provide the service, using Diversinet’s security platform; subsequent lawsuits between AllOne Mobile and Diversinet [TA 29 June 2010] resulting inĀ AllOne Mobile’s shutdown; the restaging of Diversinet’s MobiSecure platform and a five-year contract granted by the US Army for further developmentĀ [TA 14 Jan 2011] with over 110,000 messages to date. However the announcement was made by the clinical informatics director at the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery at last month’s World Congress Leadership Summit on mHealth. 400 patients have been separated into a control group and mCare group through June 2012 with the express interest to go beyond TBI to other diagnoses. FierceMobileHealthcare.