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Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson Calls Attention to Having a Personal Health Record for Emergency Preparedness in Hurricane Sandy or Any Disaster

Oct 29 2012 12:00AM

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/29/12 -- In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy and the forecasts that it is morphing into a "Perfect Storm" impacting 60 million people up and down the East Coast, health IT company MMRGlobal (OTCBB: MMRF) today announced a program that provides secure and easy storage of Personal Health Records (PHRs) and supports the American Red Cross. To learn more about the importance of MyMedicalRecords.com as a disaster preparedness tool visit https://www.youtube.com/mmrglobalvideos.

According to Asa Hutchinson, the nation's first Under Secretary of Homeland Security and a member of MMRGlobal's Board of Advisors, "Having access to medical records and other vital documents in a Personal Health Record in addition to emergency supplies of important medications could ultimately save your life or that of a family member. So much grief can be avoided by simply taking a few minutes to set up a Personal Health Record and being prepared."

To help consumers get started with a Personal Health Record, MMR is offering a 30-day trial of its MyMedicalRecords.com service for $1, a 90% discount off the normal cost with 100% going to the American Red Cross. The Personal Health Record provides all the tools necessary for individuals and their family, including pets, to have access to their medical records and other important documents including insurance policies and financial records as well as photos of children, pets and property in an emergency. The Company will also make a matching contribution to the American Red Cross for each signup to aid in disaster preparedness and recovery efforts through the end of this year.

"With a MyMedicalRecords.com account, your medical records can be accessed from anywhere in the world over the Internet so emergency personnel have access to potentially life-saving information such as your health history, pre-existing conditions, blood type, allergies and current medications," said Robert H. Lorsch, MMRGlobal CEO.

To sign up for a MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record account and help support the Red Cross, visit www.mymedicalrecords.com, click on the Join Now link, and enter the registration code: BEREADY.

"I hope this storm is not the disaster scientists believe it could be," added Hutchinson. "However, it's important at times like this to call attention to the need for individuals and families to have access to their medical records and to be prepared for the next emergency -- natural or man-made."

For media inquiries or to interview The Honorable Asa Hutchinson or MMRGlobal CEO Bob Lorsch, contact Bobbie Volman at bvolman@mmrmail.com or (310) 476-7002, Ext. 7015.

Using its patented technologies, MMRGlobal is a leading provider of Personal Health Records through its MyMedicalRecords.com PHR, MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions, and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals that enable providers to efficiently digitize their medical records and offer patients timely online access to their personal health information through an integrated patient portal.

About MMRGlobal, Inc.

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, 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 in real time through an integrated patient portal. MMR is an Independent Software Vendor Partner with Kodak to deliver an integrated turnkey EMR solution for healthcare professionals. 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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