Dr. Peter Tippett, Healthcare IT Pioneer, Named to DataMotion Board of Directors to Accelerate Growth
DataMotion Continues to Build Upon Industry-leading Pace with Addition of Former Chief Medical Officer for Verizon, Creator of First Anti-Virus Product, Presidential Health IT Advisor
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – November 9, 2015 – DataMotion, an experienced email encryption and health information service provider (HISP), today announced the appointment of Peter Tippett, M.D., Ph.D. to its Board of Directors. Considered a pioneer and foremost authority on health IT – with diverse credits ranging from serving on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) to creating the first commercial anti-virus product – Tippett was named to the Board to help further DataMotion’s rapid growth and reputation as the leader in secure health information delivery. Tippett has also become an investor in the company.
“When it comes to sharing information securely at Internet speed, and its potential to bring about better patient outcomes, DataMotion is leading the charge,” said Dr. Tippett. “They’re playing a pivotal role in communications between providers and patients. They’re increasing efficiency by integrating structured data with electronic medical records and health information exchanges, and unstructured data via patient’s mobile phones. DataMotion is at the center of the industry’s move to secure electronic communications. As both a Board member and investor, I look forward to helping DataMotion further empower healthcare organizations with vital new capabilities that improve operations and ultimately patient health.”
“It’s been three years since DataMotion applied its expertise in secure data delivery as a HISP to help the industry transition to Internet communications,” said Bob Bales, CEO of DataMotion. “While we’ve certainly earned our stripes as a leader and innovator in this space, adding a legend such as Dr. Tippett to our Board is especially validating.”
DataMotion has achieved great success in healthcare due to the flexibility of its interoperable, cloud-based secure data exchange platform. Agnostic in nature, the DataMotion platform easily integrates proven secure delivery solutions with a wide range of clinical connections and workflows. This includes DataMotion™ SecureMail and DataMotion™ Direct; services now enabling healthcare providers, patients and health systems to send and receive protected health information (PHI) securely, and meet Meaningful Use and HIPAA requirements. The company’s technology has been hailed for enhancing the exchange of health information in ways that meet “real world” communications, while setting the stage for greater patient engagement – the critical next step in bringing about better health outcomes.
Tippett is the former chief medical officer for Verizon, where he also led the Innovation Incubator. Previously, he was Vice President of Security and Industry Solutions for the company’s global enterprise unit. Tippett came to Verizon in 2007 following its acquisition of managed security service leader, Cybertrust, a company he co-founded. He was CEO of NCSA, founder of TruSecure – a large security services company – and Chairman of MD-IT, a health IT company. Tippett also oversaw the enterprise and security products group at Symantec. Earlier, he worked in software development and created the first commercial anti-virus product, later known as Norton AntiVirus. He was also founder and CEO of Certus International, where he pioneered now widely used technologies such as the rescue disk.
Throughout his career, Tippett has been enlisted for major health and IT efforts and recognized by leading organizations. He received the U.S. Chamber’s first “Leadership in Health Care Award” for the modernization of the exchange of health information. From 2003-2005, he guided U.S. efforts in health IT and security by serving on President George W. Bush’s Information Technology Advisory Committee. From 2012-2014, he was a member of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. Tippett was named by InfoWorld as one of the 25 most influential chief technology officers, won the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, and was publisher of Information Security Magazine for its first six years. Tippett has worked as an emergency room and helicopter physician, holds a California physician and surgeon license, and earned both a Ph.D. in biochemistry and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
For more information on DataMotion, please visit http://www.datamotionhealth.com.
Since 1999, DataMotion secure data delivery technology has enabled organizations of all sizes to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. Ideal for highly regulated industries, the DataMotion SecureMail portfolio offers easy-to-use encryption solutions for email, file transfer, forms processing and customer-initiated contact. In the healthcare sector, DataMotion is an accredited HISP (health information service provider) of Direct Secure Messaging. The DataMotion Direct service enables efficient interoperability and sharing of patient data across the continuum of care. DataMotion is privately held and based in Florham Park, N.J. For the latest news and updates, visit http://www.datamotionhealth.com, follow DataMotion on LinkedIn or Twitter® @datamotion.
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