LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/05/13 -- 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
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