SOURCE: MMR Information Systems, Inc.

MMR Information Systems, Inc.

September 08, 2009 08:35 ET

MMR Offers to Pay up to Five Thousand Dollars in Medical Costs for Swine Flu Victims

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - MMR Information Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) (the "Company"), which through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR") provides consumer-controlled Personal Health Records ("PHRs") (www.mymedicalrecords.com) and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions (www.myesafedepositbox.com), today announced that it has launched a new subscriber Program to reimburse up to $5,000 for remaining medical insurance deductibles, or out-of-pocket medical expenses up to $5,000, for a MyMedicalRecords PHR subscriber family member who has a confirmed case of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus. The diagnosis must be made by a licensed medical practitioner pursuant to the case definitions set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Complete details of the Program are located at Be Prepared for Swine Flu or on MMR's homepage at www.mymedicalrecords.com.

In advance of President Obama's address on health care reform before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, MMR's Program is designed to call attention to the importance of having an electronic Personal Health Record and the emphasis the Administration has placed on computerized health records. Americans are encouraged to maintain PHRs which help reduce costs, ensure continuity of care and in many cases save lives, making them a critical preparedness tool for the resurgence of the H1N1 flu expected to hit the United States in October.

According to the CDC, every U.S. state and territory has been affected by the H1N1 virus, resulting in 9,079 reported hospitalized cases and 593 deaths as of August 30. The World Health Organization ("WHO") already has declared Swine Flu a pandemic, meaning it expects there to be community level outbreaks worldwide. In addition, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology estimated that the October outbreak may impact as many as 50% of Americans -- more than 150 million people -- yet the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") said only 45 million doses of the new H1N1 vaccine would be available in mid-October, instead of the 120 million previously forecast.

"With the change of seasons, college students back on campus and K-12 schools in full operation this week, it is widely believed that the conditions are ripe for a massive flu outbreak among the most vulnerable population of children, pregnant women, seniors and this time, young adults under the age of 25," said Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems, Inc. "A MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record is an ideal way for families to be prepared for any health emergency, particularly with this impending outbreak of Swine Flu, because it allows emergency personnel, doctors and hospitals to have immediate access to important health information and emergency documents."

A MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record is bilingual in English and Spanish and allows users to store information for up to 10 family members. There is a special section for vaccination histories, which is especially important now that flu season is quickly approaching.

MyMedicalRecords also features a proprietary Emergency Login where users can create a special password discretely associated with each family member. In addition to maintaining critical medical data, the portal can store other emergency documents such as insurance policies, advance directives and powers of attorney. In the event of an emergency, users can share selected information with emergency personnel, multiple doctors, and other health care professionals from any Internet-connected computer anywhere in the world. Privacy is protected because users decide which records can be accessed in advance of an emergency situation.

The MyMedicalRecords PHR further includes a Drug Reference and Interaction Tool so users can quickly check for any potentially dangerous interactions between medications that may be prescribed by different doctors. Moreover, MyMedicalRecords' outbound fax feature enables members to quickly and easily fax records directly from the computer to any doctor who is treating them or other members of their family, without having to print out information or locate a fax machine.

About MMR Information Systems, Inc.

MMR Information Systems, Inc., through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR"), provides secure and easy-to-use online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, health care professionals, employers, insurance companies, unions and professional organizations. MyMedicalRecords enables individuals and their families to access their medical records and other important documents -- such as birth certificates, passports, insurance policies and wills -- anytime from anywhere using the Internet.

The MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record is built on proprietary, patent-pending technologies to allow documents, images and voicemail messages to be transmitted and stored in the system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, or file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform.

MyMedicalRecords Pro ("MMRPro") is designed to give physicians' offices an easy and cost-effective solution to digitizing paper-based medical records and sharing them with patients. MMR is an Independent Software Vendor Partner with Kodak to deliver an integrated turnkey EMR solution for small to mid-size physician practices.

MMR clients include AFL-CIO, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network, Coverdell, LegalZoom, MedicAlert, Midwest Research Institute, NRA, Qvisory, XN Financial and others. MMR is also an integrated service provider on Google Health.

To learn more about MMR Information Systems, Inc., visit www.mmrinformationsystems.com.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Bobbie Volman
    MyMedicalRecords, Inc.
    (310) 476-7002, Ext. 2005
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