SOURCE: MMRGlobal, Inc.

MMRGlobal, Inc.

January 21, 2014 08:35 ET

MyMedicalRecords Awarded 10th U.S. Health IT Patent Connecting Patients to Physicians Using Wireless Devices

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2014) - MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), through its wholly owned subsidiary MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR"), today announced that MMR is being awarded its 10th U.S. patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Patent No. 8,645,161 entitled "Method and System for Providing Online Records." MMRGlobal is a practicing entity and a leading provider of Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for health care professionals. This 10th and latest patent includes 30 claims directed toward utilizing phones, wireless and other web-enabled devices to allow for storing Personal Health Records in the form of voice mail, faxes, email, HL7 and other media pertaining to the receiving or sending of communications with health care providers, pharmacies and other health care professionals. Subject matter claimed also includes providing a user interface that collects and displays prescriptions while helping submit them to pharmacies. Additional claims allow users to annotate health records, and set up appointment reminders with providers as well as medication reminders through a built-in calendaring function, as well as the collection and display of health insurance information. The 10th patent adds to MMR's growing U.S. health IT patent portfolio which also includes 18 pending U.S. applications in addition to issued U.S. Patent Nos. 8,121,855; 8,117,045; 8,117,646; 8,301,466; 8,321,240; 8,352,287; 8,352,288; 8,498,883 and 8,626,532. The MMR patent portfolio also includes numerous issued patents and pending applications in other countries or regional authorities of commercial interest including Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Canada, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel and Europe.

MMRGlobal CEO Robert H. Lorsch said, "This 10th health IT patent comes at a unique time when awareness of the importance of online access to medical information is at the forefront of everybody's mind. The eHealth market, and specifically the use of Personal Health Records and other products and services including PHRs, EMRs, telemedicine and wireless services that utilize portions of MMR's intellectual property, continues to grow. Additionally, MMR has 18 pending patent applications in the U.S. plus additional applications issued or in various stages of examination globally."

About MMRGlobal
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. MMR'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, MMR 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 MMR's products and services at www.mmrtheater.com.

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