Diversinet taps McKesson exec for mHealth EVP

By Brian Dolan

Diversinet MobiSecure HealthDiversinet named McKesson vet Mark Trigsted as executive vice president of healthcare, a new position for the company, which sees Trigsted overseeing global business development and sales. Trigsted is tasked with growing the partner network and customer base for Diversinet's mobile healthcare application platform, which aims to "easily and securely connect people with their healthcare information, providers and payers."

During his 25 year career Trigsted has held senior level management positions at both startups and large enterprises, including: 1-800-Doctors, Sysware Healthcare Systems, HEALTHvision, Sunquest Information Systems, Oacis Healthcare Systems, McKesson and GE Medical Systems.

“Diversinet and the market demand for its unique, secure mobile platform are both at an inflection point,” Trigsted stated in a press release. “The company has introduced the right technology at the right time to meet emerging needs for secure, accessible mobile solutions to improve patient care and outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and decrease medical errors. Diversinet’s MobiSecure Health platform stands alone in its support of all major mobile devices and operating systems, breadth of applications, deep security protections, flexibility, and simplicity.”

Trigsted's appointment is more good news for Diversinet, which recently settled on an agreement with its former partner AllOne Mobile that saw Diversinet regaining 7 million shares from AllOne as well as a $4 million settlement.

For more on Trigsted's appointment, read the press release here
For more on Diversinet's future plans check out this interview with CEO Albert Wahbe