LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2013) - MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR") today announced that in an ONC Health IT Policy Committee report presented on April 3, 2013, it was discussed that the nationwide data exchange problem for health records could be solved through the use of unique identifiers including telephone numbers. According to Robert H. Lorsch, MMRGlobal CEO, "Based on a 2004 Executive Order calling for an interoperable nationwide system of electronic patient records to give most Americans access to their personal health information within 10 years, we created our MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record utilizing 10-digit telephone numbers." Starting in 2005, through its wholly owned subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., MMR recognized that the one piece of equipment in every healthcare professional's office, accessible by any patient anywhere in the world then and now, is the telephone. The Company invented its MyMedicalRecords PHR platform built on its patented technologies integrating Internet, fax and voice which includes the deployment of 10-digit telephone numbers as a patient's "Lifeline."
MMR is positioned to benefit from the growth of health IT by selling or licensing its products and services to healthcare professionals who need to provide patients online access to their personal health information through a patient portal or PHR starting in 2014. As a result, while the industry struggles to deal with interoperability, the Company, through its MyMedicalRecords PHR, offers interoperability to any doctor, hospital or other healthcare professional in the world today. MMR maintains an extensive database of Lifeline telephone numbers at all times and has long been capable of supporting the market with its patented Lifeline IP. The Company is ready to respond to the needs of healthcare providers and also insurers, pharmacies, employers, unions, health and wellness professionals, and affinity and other membership organizations with the ability to quickly deploy secure, cost-effective Personal Health Record solutions to individuals and their family.
Last month, MMR also announced seamless connectivity between the MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record and Electronic Medical Record systems in medical clinics starting April 15, 2013. The new features facilitate connectivity with any EMR or EHR system and also laboratory reporting systems. Using an HL7 interface, MMR will be able to populate data, such as a Continuity of Care Document ("CCD"), directly to the patient as well as lab test results, medication lists and other discrete data, which will be directly deposited into the MyMedicalRecords PHR. At the option of the patient, the system will also be able to push PDFs and other personally managed health information from the patient's confidentially maintained files directly into an EMR or EHR. The April 15th deployment is part of a joint development effort with a 4medica EMR client using 4medica's Certified for Meaningful Use Integrated Electronic Health Record (4medica iEHR®); however, the system will be available to any EMR system
MMR is a leading provider of Personal Health Records, MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals. MMR currently has seven U.S. health IT patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 8,301,466; 8,352,287; 8,352,288; 8,121,855; 8,117,646; 8,117,045; and 8,321,240. The MMR Patent Portfolio includes additional applications and continuation applications with nearly 400 claims. The patents involve inventions pertaining to Personal Health Records, Patient Portals and other Electronic Health Record systems. MMR also has been granted patents and has other pending applications in countries of commercial interest including Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel, and European nations. A special report published on January 22, 2013 concluded that the range of value for the Company's U.S. health IT patents could reach between $600 million to $1.1 billion in revenue based on what is described as conservative estimates of a market projected to reach a GDP value of $19 billion. (For additional information see http://michaelbass.com/PDF/Patent_Valuation.pdf).
MMRGlobal, Inc., through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., provides secure and easy-to-use online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, financial institutions, retail pharmacies, and professional organizations and affinity groups. The MyMedicalRecords PHR enables individuals and 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. MyMedicalRecords is built on proprietary, patented 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 to populate a user's account. The Company's professional offering, MMRPro, is designed to give physicians' offices an easy and cost-effective solution to digitizing paper-based medical records and sharing them with patients through an integrated patient portal. Through its merger with Favrille, Inc. in January 2009, the Company acquired intellectual property biotech assets that include anti-CD20 antibodies and data and samples from its FavId™/Specifid™ vaccine clinical trials for the treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. To learn more about MMRGlobal, Inc. visit www.mmrglobal.com. View demos and video tutorials of the Company's products and services at www.mmrtheater.com.
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