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January 23, 2014

MMRGlobal Granted Patent for Personal Health Record Mobile App

MMRGlobal, Inc., also known as MyMedicalRecords, announced this week that it has received a U.S. patent for an app that allows users to store personal health records in the form of voice mail, faxes, email, file upload and other forms of media on their personal devices, according to a statement released by the company. The app will also include an interface that collects and displays prescriptions for submission to pharmacies, allows users to annotate health records and set up appointment rem­­­inders.

"This 10th health IT patent comes at a unique time when awareness of the importance of online access to medical information is at the forefront of everybody's mind,” CEO Robert H. Lorsch said in the statement. “The eHealth market, and specifically the use of Personal Health Records and other products and services including PHRs, EMRs, telemedicine and wireless services that utilize portions of MMR's intellectual property, continues to grow. Additionally, MMR has 18 pending patent applications in the U.S. plus additional applications issued or in various stages of examination globally."

Users of can currently store their medical records on their PCs via the company’s website so that they can be accessed by doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, employers and other pertinent contacts. All communications to and from the site are sent over an encrypted link and the company’s servers are housed in separate data centers more than 100 miles apart. A family of up to 10 individuals can sign up for $9.99 a month or $99.95 a year.

There are a few apps already on the market that allow users to store, view and catalog their medical records, including HelloDoctor for the iPad and Track My Medical Records for Android devices, but MMGlobal’s upcoming app appears to offer additional features, including medication reminders through a built-in calendaring function and the collection and display of health insurance information. 

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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