SOURCE: MedeFile International, Inc.

MedeFile International, Inc.

April 19, 2011 16:05 ET

MedeFile and Carlisle & Associates Team to Accelerate Industry Adoption of Patient-Centric iPHR Management Solution

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - MedeFileInternational, Inc. (OTCQB: MDFI) (PINKSHEETS: MDFI), a leader in Internet-enabled Personal Health Record (iPHR) management solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Carlisle & Associates, a leading healthcare industry consultancy firm, to collaborate on opportunities to accelerate adoption of MedeFile's iPHR system by health plans, health systems, large physician practice groups and other healthcare-related service groups.

Carl Underland, founder and CEO of Carlisle, stated, "Through its development of what we believe to be one of the most robust, intuitive iPHR solutions available in the market, MedeFile now occupies a very critical space in the fast evolving healthcare continuum. By equipping patients with MedeFile's iPHR tools and services, individuals will be able to fully engage with their providers at the point of care, enabling more focused health solutions and outcomes while driving value creation and cost-savings across the full spectrum of care. We look forward to working closely with MedeFile's management team through a symbiotic relationship to bring all stakeholders together in the most efficient manner possible."

Continuing, Underland added, "It is important to note we have validated that there is indeed pent-up and increasing demand for MedeFile's products and services; so it is vital that we exercise optimal diligence in rolling out the solution to the market place with thoughtful, methodical purpose. To that end, we look forward to working closely with MedeFile's management team to most efficiently and effectively respond to this demand, and manage the ramp-up of their operations to accommodate it on an accelerated basis."

Kevin Hauser, Chairman, President and CEO of MedeFile, noted, "Most people agree that traditional healthcare information delivery models do not work and must be changed. As a result, we believe that decision makers at the highest levels of the healthcare system are now turning to technology experts, such as Carlisle & Associates, to find effective solutions that enable the electronic exchange of health information between patients and providers. More importantly, they are recognizing that the logical answer to interconnecting all of a patient's care providers is by centering the responsibility for collecting, digitizing, storing and sharing the medical information generated by the providers with the individual patient. This has long been MedeFile's position. We believe that through our highly innovative and unique iPHR system, we have the power to catalyze the paradigm shift underway in our nation's healthcare system, filling the void and serving as the essential solution that connects all stakeholders in the evolving healthcare ecosystem."

"It was clear to us from our very first meeting with Carlisle that their progressive thinking is ideally aligned with ours. We share the belief that mainstream adoption of MedeFile will benefit individual healthcare consumers, but, just as important, the payers and providers, as well," said Hauser. "Therein lies the exciting opportunity for MedeFile and the basis for our important new relationship with Carlisle."

In closing, Hauser stated, "We are very pleased to be partnering with Carl and his team, who have distinguished themselves as true visionaries and noted thought leaders in the 'new' healthcare environment. With over 60 combined years of experience working at and advising major health plans and providers, their proven expertise in bringing new technologies to the forefront of the healthcare industry is sure to greatly benefit MedeFile and help us to achieve our goal of rapid market adoption for our iPHR solutions by the industry's largest stakeholders. We anticipate that the new business opportunities that Carlisle is bringing to the table will have a pronounced impact on our Company's near term sales growth and long term profit potential."

About Carlisle & Associates
Carlisle and Associates is an innovative healthcare consultancy and business incubator pioneering new models for partnerships between healthcare providers and health plans, that align stakeholder interests, generate enhanced clinical outcomes and generate cost savings. In line with this, Carlisle and Associates also identifies leading healthcare technology companies that enable new healthcare delivery models that coordinate medical information and care, and actively engage patients. For more information, please visit our website at

About MedeFile International, Inc.
Headquartered in South Florida, MedeFile has developed and globally markets a proprietary, patient-centric, iPHR (Internet-enabled Personal Health Record) system for gathering, digitizing and organizing medical records so that individuals can have a comprehensive record of all of their medical visits. MedeFile's primary product is its web-based MedeFile solution, a highly secure system for gathering, maintaining, accessing and sharing personal medical records. Interoperable with most electronic medical record management systems marketed to the healthcare industry, the MedeFile solution is designed to gather all of its members' actual medical records and create a single, comprehensive Electronic Health Record (EHR) that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the member and the member's authorized users on any web-enabled device (PC, cell phone, smartphone, e-reader) and portable MedeDrive unit. For more information about MedeFile and its annual subscription-based programs, please visit

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