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January 11, 2013

MMRGlobal Wins Two Additional US Patents Expanding the Scope of MyESafeDepositBox Services

With a large repository of patented technologies, MMR Global is one of the key technology innovators in the Personal Health Records (PHR) space. The company recently obtained two additional patents that would help the company to spread their wings beyond health information technology sector and strengthen its position in the online medical record market.

At present, MMR provides Personal Health Records through its MyMedicalRecords PHR, MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals. The newly obtained patents -- the U.S. Patent No. 8,352,287 and U.S. Patent No. 8,352,288 -- significantly expand the scope of the Company's patent protection and enable it to combine its PHR services with insurance, legal, accounting, mortgage and other types of important documents.

With the award of the two newest patents, the Company's patent portfolio includes seven issued patents, according to a news statement. The Company also has numerous other issued patents and pending applications in other countries of commercial interest including Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Israel, and European nations.

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.

Baseed on patented technology, MyMedicalRecords 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.

MMRPro is a professional solution, 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.

The Company's newest patents include methods as to how patients request medical information from hospitals and physicians as well as claims providing for permission-based systems that allow healthcare professionals or other service providers to use a Web-based service to send and store health records and other important documents by fax, email, or otherwise while applying different levels of security to records in a PHR.

 “As the industry approaches the 2014 requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and continues towards Stage 3, the relevance of these innovations will continue to grow,” John Goodhue at McKee, Voorhees & Sease commented in connection to the new patents.

“U.S. Patent No. 8,352,288 is also significant in that it relates to collecting records from service providers in addition to healthcare providers solidifying MMR's position in the online medical records market while simultaneously including methods and systems for storage of other types of important documents," Goodhue concluded.

In other news, the company announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (MMR), and Interbit Data, Inc. (Interbit), MMRGlobal has entered into a Non-Exclusive Patent License Agreement to sell MMR-patented technologies and MMRPatientView and MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) services to more than 750 hospitals utilizing Interbit's NetDelivery secure software solution.

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Edited by Rich Steeves