May 02, 2011 23:18 ET

Bob Lorsch, MMRGlobal CEO: "Recent Disasters Show You Should Never Leave Home Without a Personal Health Record"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - The following Blog was published today by Bob Lorsch, CEO of MMRGlobal, regarding America's soldiers, The Thalians, Operation Mend and MMRGlobal. It is available at

"Wherever a person may be in the world, if they have a or account, they have the comfort of knowing their personal documents and family photos are protected and available to them in the event of an emergency. As we all watched the pictures and stories of the devastation from the tornadoes in Alabama, Arkansas, and the other stricken southern states, we felt compassion and sympathy. Most would not have had time to save their most important family documents and photos representing the memories of their past. Those who could have used a MyMedicalRecords personal heath record or MyESafeDepositBox electronic safe deposit box probably did not have one.

I am proud to be CEO of a company that offers a product that can help mitigate the pain of these kinds of losses. My wish for those who undoubtedly will find themselves in a similar situation in the future is that they will use our systems or some system to help piece their lives back together.

Natural disasters cannot be avoided, they simply happen. However, we can make a difference in the aftermath by being prepared. One such way is to make sure our important life documents and photographs are securely stored in one safe place. I have family photos that go back generations. It would be heartbreaking if they were to instantly disappear. I also have very important personal papers, insurance policies, passports, property deeds, and financial documents that could take years to replace.

There is no better way to demonstrate the value in what MMRGlobal is all about than to remind ourselves about the recent triple disasters in Japan, New Zealand and Mexico, and now in our country, the tornadoes in the South. Whatever is in store for us in the future, it seems to me that setting up a MyMedicalRecords account or a MyEsafeDepositBox in advance of a disaster is one thing we should all do for the benefit of yourself and your family.

There is no question that after six years of pounding the streets, the investor community is getting the fact that MMR can be a part of the future of emergency preparedness and healthcare. Another example today is the Alcatel-Lucent joint announcement on how our products and services can be used in Telemedicine.

It continues to be a very busy time at MMRGlobal. Less than two weeks ago, MMR's management team met with a group of its shareholders and investors to discuss the Company and its plans for the future, including plans for MMRPro and the new Kodak 550 scanner. Many of the thoughts expressed and suggestions are being looked at and implemented.

Last week in Chicago, at the Microsoft Connected Health Conference, we saw first-hand how hospital administrators, physicians and healthcare senior managers were impressed with our PHR product. While in Chicago, MMR made a number of one on one institutional presentations and also hosted an investor lunch, which was attended by existing shareholders, brokers and market makers, as well as Blue Cross, to learn more about the Company and its products and services. The presentation lasted over two hours, until I had to leave Chicago and fly back to Los Angeles for Kira's and my part in Chairing The Thalians Gala, which MMR helped sponsor.

The event, held less than one day prior to the elimination of Osama bin Laden, raised nearly one million dollars for the benefit of mental health and will help pay for restorative surgery for American Soldiers. In fact, that night we honored Dr. Timothy A. Miller and many of America's BEST at the event in person. These men and women at the event fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and are still with us today because of UCLA's Operation Mend."

Contact Information

  • Robert H. "Bob" Lorsch,
    CEO, MMRGlobal
    Phone 310-476-7002
    Fax 800-203-2127
    Follow me on Twitter at boblorschtweets


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