The company has signed a deal with Diversinet Corporation to help build upon HealthPrtners’ mobile portfolio.
Bloomington-based HealthPartners announced Monday that it has entered an agreement with Toronto-based Diversinet Corporation, an innovator of secure mobile applications, to enhance its mobile portfolio.
HealthPartners has licensed Diversinet’s MobiSecure Health platform to support applications and build upon the HealthPartners mobile portfolio.
HealthPartners plans to begin rolling out applications this fall.
Initially, HealthPartners will offer programs to help subscribers communicate with their care managers via secure, two-way messaging on a range of smart phones and devices that the MobiSecure platform supports, including the Apple iPhone, Google Android, RIM BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Palm devices.
The first users will be women with high-risk pregnancies, as well as patients with chronic illnesses who have been recently discharged from hospitals.
The company hopes the programs will help patients avoid premature births and reduce hospital readmissions.
“The new Diversinet-powered applications will enable us to extend our commitment to use technology to reach our members how and when it’s convenient for them,” Scott Aebischer, senior vice president for customer services and product innovation, said in a statement. “The MobiSecure platform also surpasses other solutions in delivering broad device support, wide functionality, and easy-to-understand features.”
HealthPartners, which was founded in 1957, is a non-profit organization that offers both health care and health plans. It serves 1.5 million members and 500,000 patients in 70 clinics and three hospitals.
It is Minnesota's third-largest health care insurer based on revenue, which exceeds $2 billion annually.