LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced that it is offering a special MMR Platinum service which is replacing the MedicAlert® Gold ("MAGold") service that has been powered by MyMedicalRecords for more than six years. MAGold only covered one MedicAlert member per account and provided less than half the features and benefits of the Company's patented MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR). The new MMR Platinum service includes all the features of MyMedicalRecords, with service for up to ten family members including pets. Platinum also includes transitioning an existing MAGold member account at no additional cost including assistance in getting an entire family's medical records loaded into an account. MMR Platinum is sold direct-to-consumer and the service is currently being advertised monthly in MedicAlert newsletters to hundreds of thousands of current and past MedicAlert subscribers. Since launching MMR Platinum less than one month ago, the Company has received nearly $30,000 in MedicAlert related revenue.
MMRGlobal is the owner and the Company's CEO Robert H. Lorsch is the inventor of five currently issued United States patents and others that are issued, pending and/or applied for in at least 12 countries around the world. The patents are related, in general, to the provisioning of Personal Health Records and Electronic Health Records and are U.S. Patent Nos. 8,121,855; 8,117,646; 8,117,045; 8,301,466 and 8,321,240. MMR also has numerous additional patent applications pending related to patient information and Personal Health Records. Recent activity in health information technology evidences the significant awareness, interest and value in health IT patents which should increase as the industry approaches Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements in 2014 and continues to mature. The Company believes that its existing patents could make it difficult for eligible healthcare professionals to fully qualify for incentives under the HITECH Act without a license from MMR since one of the requirements is to provide patients access to their personal health information through a Web-based portal or PHR.
MMR Platinum subscribers also get an emergency portal that displays potentially life-saving information and comprehensive family health histories that can be accessed by physicians and emergency responders. Also included in each Platinum account are secondary passwords on four virtual safe deposit boxes for advance directives, DNRs, wills and other important emergency documents. Each Platinum account uses MyMedicalRecords' technologies to enable users to receive communications from their doctors and other healthcare providers. Information in an account can also easily be shared with caregivers and authorized family members. Additionally, the system includes the ability to calendar doctor appointments, medication reminders and prescription refills that synchronize with Microsoft® Outlook®. Reminder alerts can automatically get sent from the account to as many as three locations and include text messages at the option of the user. To easily share information in the account with physicians or caretakers, members can fax and email records directly from inside the account. Users also have the ability to upload and store x-rays, medical images, and insurance documents.
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