14-TERM U.S. CONGRESSMAN DICK GEPHARDT SERVES ON MMR INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. BOARD OF ADVISORS
LOS ANGELES, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MMR Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FVRL), which through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR") provides consumer-controlled Personal Health Records ("PHRs") (www.mymedicalrecords.com) and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions (www.myesafedepositbox.com), announced that the Honorable Richard A. Gephardt, a member of MyMedicalRecords, Inc.'s Board of Advisors since 2007, will work with MMR to promote its mission of educating the public on the importance of starting a PHR now. Mr. Gephardt will also assist MMR in identifying opportunities to receive stimulus funds to subsidize the cost of getting an easy-to-use Personal Health Record into millions of American households sooner than later. Computerized health records are a centerpiece of the nation's healthcare reform. Educating consumers on the importance of having a secure easy-to-use PHR can help reduce healthcare costs by eliminating duplicate testing and preventing medical errors while potentially helping to save lives well in advance of the 19 billion dollars in stimulus funds flowing into the marketplace.
Mr. Gephardt will be joining MMR for a day at the upcoming Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition on April 5th in Chicago.
"While President Obama's commitment to healthcare reform and the Stimulus Bill will change the landscape of healthcare over the next five years, consumers do not have to wait for billions of dollars to be spent before they can take advantage of having a full-featured Personal Health Record now. In just minutes, individuals can build a PHR on the MyMedicalRecords platform that will enable them to store all their Personal Health Records from any healthcare provider," noted Robert H. Lorsch Chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems, Inc. "The MyMedicalRecords PHR can help reduce medical costs and improve patient care today and does not require consumers to wait for technology costing billions of dollars before they can start benefiting from a PHR for their family."
"Any product or service that can help the public better manage their family's health status should be considered part of an overall plan created by the government," said Mr. Gephardt. "It is essential that the private and public sectors create solutions to give Americans both access to affordable, quality healthcare, and at the same time encourage them to make informed choices. A PHR that people can easily connect with, gives them immediate access to their medical records so that it becomes an integral part of their wellness, and ensures their personal privacy, has to be considered a life tool that by its use promotes healthy behavior."
Mr. Gephardt served as Congressman from Missouri in the United States House of Representatives for 28 years, from 1976 to 2004. During that time, he was elected to serve as House Democratic Leader for more than 14 years, as House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and House Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003. He was a colleague in the House to 49 currently serving U.S. Senators and members of the Executive Branch, and is universally recognized as a national leader on healthcare, trade and tax fairness and as an advocate for issues of economic fairness and opportunity for American families. He is currently President and CEO of the Washington-based Gephardt Group. In addition, as a member of America's Agenda, he is actively involved in helping to identify solutions to address the healthcare crisis in the United States. The organization's healthcare reform advocacy arm, America's Agenda: Health Care for All, has been building bipartisan coalitions and winning healthcare reform victories in key states.
MMR's full-featured MyMedicalRecords PHR product will accommodate a family of 10 (including pets). Unlike similar products, this enables a user to receive medical records from all of the family's healthcare professionals, including doctors, hospitals (and the veterinarian). A MyMedicalRecords PHR account also includes four password-protected EsafeDepositBoxes, which are secure online vaults that allow users to store their legal, insurance, financial and similar important documents in the event of a disaster or other emergency.
About MMR Information Systems, Inc.
MMR Information Systems, Inc. (formerly Favrille, Inc.), through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR"), provides secure and easy-to-use Web-based Personal Health Record (PHR) and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, unions and professional organizations. Seeking to empower individuals and their families to have greater control over their health and well-being, MMR facilitates access to medical records and other important documents, such as living wills, birth certificates, passports, advance directives and insurance policies, anytime from anywhere using the Internet. MMR's principal product, the MyMedicalRecords PHR service, accessed through www.mymedicalrecords.com, is built on proprietary patent-pending technology that enables users to transmit documents, images and voicemail messages in and out of the MyMedicalRecords PHR system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, and file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform to populate a user's account. Users and medical providers can fax paper records (such as laboratory tests, radiology reports and physician's notes), or scanned images can be uploaded, into a secured personal account, which the user can access and organize as necessary, including filing particularly sensitive documents in virtual lockboxes protected by secondary passwords, and designating certain records as accessible to medical personnel and first responders by way of a separate Emergency Login. MyMedicalRecords PHR also includes the Cerner Multum Drug Content database, licensed to MMR from Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN). MMR offers its MyEsafeDepositBox service, available at www.myesafedepositbox.com, which is designed to provide secure online storage for vital financial, legal and insurance documents in addition to medical records using the same patent-pending technologies that drive the MyMedicalRecords PHR service. In its final stages of development, MMR's MyMedicalRecords Pro service is designed to give physicians' offices a cost-effective solution to the expensive and time-consuming problem of digitizing paper-based medical records. MMR clients include AFL-CIO, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network, Coverdell, MedicAlert, Midwest Research Institute, Qvisory, XN Financial and others. MMR is also an integrated service provider on Google Health. Additional information regarding MMR's business and its products, including trial accounts, is available at www.mymedicalrecords.com and www.mmrinformationsystems.com. Information on MMR's Websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release.
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