SOURCE: MMRGlobal, Inc.

MMRGlobal, Inc.

September 30, 2013 08:35 ET

MyMedicalRecords Receiving 9th Health Record Patent, Expands Usage to Web-Based Wireless Systems

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), through its wholly owned subsidiary MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR"), today announced that MMR has received a Notice of Allowance ("NOA") from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for Patent Application Serial No. 13/714,694, entitled "Method for Providing a User with a Web-based Service for Accessing and Collecting Health Records." The announcement comes one day before as many as 30 million Americans can begin registering for insurance under the Affordable Care Act and ultimately could be offered Personal Health Records ("PHRs"). The newest patent enables users to access and collect their medical records, communicate with healthcare providers, manage prescriptions, and perform other functions using a wireless device amongst other systems to privately and securely access and share their protected health information wherever and whenever they need to. The patent will include 27 claims, a portion of which are directed toward methods for providing patients with a service to access and collect health records in a private manner, and represents a significant addition to MMR's existing U.S. patent portfolio which also includes 19 other pending U.S. applications. Additionally, the MMR patent portfolio includes issued patents and pending applications in other countries of commercial interest including Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Canada, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel, and European nations.

The newest patent follows MMR's U.S. Patent No. 8,498,883, received two months ago on July 30th, entitled "Method for Providing a User with a Service for Accessing and Collecting Prescriptions." The '883 patent has 28 claims directed toward providing users with the ability to access and manage prescriptions online by including features for sending prescriptions to the pharmacy, accessing prescriptions from the pharmacy, sending reminders and scheduling prescription refills and identifying adverse drug interactions.

MMRGlobal CEO Robert H. Lorsch said, "Consistent with the aims of current health privacy laws, the systems and methods used by MMR in its PHR and contained in this patent can provide additional levels of privacy to protect providers from inadvertently sharing certain health records without appropriate consent. For example, various laws recognize the importance of minors being able to prevent parents from accessing their health records and spouses being able to protect sensitive records from each other. Additional password protection features contained in this application allow for the protection of health records contained within a family account."

Lisa L. Dahm, Esq., MMR Vice President, Healthcare Regulatory Affairs, said, "There are a number of state and federal privacy laws which require that a patient's protected health information be treated and shared differently. This patent can help protect physicians and providers by helping force compliance with those regulations. For example, in a number of states treatment of a minor that pertains to substance abuse, pregnancy and mental health cannot be disclosed to anyone, even the minor's parents, while the disclosure of HIV test results without separate and specific authorization could expose a provider to being charged with a Class A Misdemeanor. This and other laws and regulations place heightened burdens on providers who send medical records to PHRs and patient portals as mandated under Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements. Features in MyMedicalRecords PHR products and services help protect physician practices from making these and other errors."

MMR is a leading provider of Personal Health Records, MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals. The newly allowed patent application also includes a Web-based system which provides for managing communications with healthcare providers, the ability to manage prescriptions and an emergency access feature allowing the patient to specify emergency information. MMR believes that there is growing demand for Personal Health Record systems and other patient portal systems which provide features such as these.

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 View demos and video tutorials of MMR's products and services at

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