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Sqrrl and Medyear Partner to Provide the World’s First Personal Health Exchange

February 11, 2014

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

Sqrrl, the company that develops secure database software for Big Data applications, has partnered with Medyear to deliver the world’s first personal health exchange. Sqrrl’s NoSQL database, Sqrrl Enterprise, enables Medyear to securely transmit clinical records and digitally share health information. The health information stored on Sqrrl Enterprise consists of both structured and unstructured data and allows for advanced analytics of the information. The unstructured data currently consists of user-created posts, and soon it will include photos and other binaries, and potentially large “biofiles,” such as DNA records. The structured data consists of downloaded healthcare data from clinical organizations and insurers, and includes dates of immunizations, lab tests, medications, allergies, and other vital information. This partnership now allows individuals to have full control over their health information, providing end-to-end security and on-the-fly privacy flexibility that is unique to the needs each individual.

“We are really excited to partner with Medyear and enable the sharing of personal healthcare data,” said Ely Kahn, VP of Business Development at Sqrrl. “Shifts in healthcare are dramatically increasing the need for a person to possess their own health care records, and to be able to share them however they want. This introduces a complex array of new privacy norms, and in partnership with Medyear we are building the modern tools necessary to do so confidently and securely.”

Medyear is the first consumer Health Information Exchange that allows individuals to download their health records from their healthcare providers. As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), consumers are now shopping for their own healthcare. By simply providing their Medyear address, individuals can transmit their clinical records among healthcare entities and digitally share their health information with anyone they want, including medical professionals. Medyear is HIPAA-compliant and meets strict government security standards.

“It is my pleasure to announce the general availability of Medyear Beta, the world's first personal health exchange,” says Panha Chheng, Founder and CEO of Personiform Inc., a group of patient advocates, technologists, doctors, and community organizers who together began the Medyear Initiative in early 2013. “Sharing health records has been done before on occasion, but the methods of doing so are lacking. Since no existing form of technology was really suited for the task, we went out and built our own. We are calling it Medyear, and it is a consumer health information exchange. Simply put, it allows you to download your health data (from your hospital or doctor) and then lets you share it with whomever you want, however you want. The partnership with Sqrrl has finally created the unified Electronic Health Record database that both patients and physicians need.”

About Sqrrl

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Sqrrl was founded by computer scientists from the National Security Agency (NSA). As part of the team that created Apache Accumulo, Sqrrl founders have been working with some of the largest, most complex and most sensitive data sets in the world. Today, Sqrrl Enterprise is the world’s most secure, scalable, and flexible NoSQL database for real-time Big Data applications. It is the only NoSQL solution that possesses fine-grained security controls, scales elastically to tens of petabytes of data, and supports a diverse set of analytics, including graph, SQL, statistics, and full-text search. Sqrrl's understanding of security and Big Data technologies enables organizations to securely unlock the potential of Big Data. Learn more at

About Medyear

Medyear is a personal health exchange enabling the social sharing of health care data. You can download your records from your healthcare organization and share them however you want. Medyear provides end-to-end security, privacy flexibility, and clinical integration. Blue Button Connector is a directory of health organizations including approximately 450 major hospitals, insurers, and lab companies that will be able to transmit data into Medyear. The US Government is expected to publish the Blue Button Connector directory sometime in 2014 (find out more at Data is handled in a HIPAA-compliant manner, and is governed by a very thoughtful privacy policy and terms of use. Learn more at

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