LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records ("PHRs"), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced a delivery system designed to bill for telemedicine services to patients through the Company's MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record by charging additional fees on a per patient per month basis to employers, affinity group and membership organization clients as well as physicians, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, laboratory systems, pharmacies, mass merchandisers and other healthcare professionals, vendors and providers. According to Robert H. Lorsch, MMRGlobal, CEO, "Until now, it has been difficult to cost effectively treat patients through a telemedicine portal due to the fixed cost of maintaining 7x24 labor and technology and infrastructure. MMR meets the challenge by offering everything a provider will need to provision telemedicine services including telemedicine carts and portable telemedicine cases as part of the recurring monthly fees."
Also being launched with the telemedicine service will be a password-protected file entitled MyGenomics. MMR Advisory Board member Dr. Ivor Royston collaborated with the Company to create the MyGenomics file which can help physicians who are seeing a patient for the first time through a telemedicine portal or in person. Using genomics, physicians can evaluate a patient's risk to specific diseases or disorders, and other dominant and recessive variants, which can indicate if a patient could be susceptible to or carry specific diseases or disorders including certain drug sensitivities. An increasing number of patients are getting genomic testing to predict future disease trends in their body. MMR will be the first Company to integrate genomics to display disease trends side by side with Personal Health Records. Both the telemedicine billing and the Genomic folder capability will be launched to as many as 2,000 patients this quarter in connection with the April 15, 2013 release of the Company's two-way seamless communication between the MyMedicalRecords PHR and the 4medica Certified for Meaningful Use Integrated Electronic Health Record (4medica iEHR®) which MMR announced last month.
Continued Lorsch, "Just as we launched the PHR far in advance of the market, we are now striving to provision tools that will display the most comprehensive picture of a patient based on the latest in technology through their PHR to a physician online. Through the art and science of predictive medicine, MMR's PHR can help tell patients what's ahead and what's going on now with their health. By adding a genomics file to MMR's MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record, doctors will have access to a patient's genomic test data in a password-protected MyGenomics folder, helping streamline patient diagnoses and reduce costs of care using predictive medicine."
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