FIRST OF ITS KIND INTEGRATED SERVICE DELIVERS ADVANCED PAPER-BASED RECORDS DIGITIZATION AND MANAGEMENT FEATURES
LOS ANGELES, April 9 /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), offered an extensive demonstration of its new MyMedicalRecords Pro ("MMR Pro") electronic medical record storage system and integrated MMRPatientView PHR product for doctor offices and their patients at the annual Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) show in Chicago. The system gives physicians the ability to generate ongoing revenues by enabling patients an upgrade option to a MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record. MMR believes the system is being designed to comply with standards necessary for physicians to receive qualifying reimbursement for installation and integration from stimulus monies.
The MMR Pro service is designed to help doctors, particularly sole practitioners and small group practices, better manage their paper records by scanning those records to a secure Web-based portal at www.mymedicalrecordsmd.com, where they are viewable by the doctor 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer. Scanned records are automatically placed in designated folders that correspond with the tabs in a patient chart. The doctor also is able to share records with his patients through a special portal at www.mmrpatientview.com, thus creating a communications link between doctor and patient.
"MMR received validation of its Personal Health Record from leading hospital IT executives and the consulting community, citing MMR's Personal Health Record as 'the best full-featured PHR at the show,'" said Gene Barduson, MMR Healthcare Market Strategist. "Based on the reaction at the show we believe that MMR's PHR could be offered to as many as three million patients by the end of 2010 through EMR system suppliers."
"We are proud of our integrated medical record storage and Personal Health Record system that helps doctors deal with the ever-increasing flow of paper records in their practice while affording them a seamless way to provide the information to patients who can then play a more active role in their own care," said Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems, Inc. "With all of the attention on Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), it is important to remember that the vast majority of doctors still run their practices with paper records. MMR Pro is designed for doctors who want a cost-effective solution to digitize those paper records on a patient forward basis."
KEY FEATURES OF MMR PRO
MMR Pro allows multiple ways for doctors to organize and manage paper-based records. Records can be digitized by scanning the records into the system using bar codes that automatically index the record by doctor, patient, date of service and document type. Each practice receives a discrete ID, which is a 10-digit telephone number that can be used to also fax information to the practice.
MMR Pro offers doctors the ease, security and privacy of being able to fax records to other providers directly from the system as well. Before documents are filed, doctors review patient records in a special message center. So in essence, MMR Pro greatly reduces the handling of paper in a doctor's office, which can streamline workflow and lead to better management and patient information.
Beyond the ability to store and manage paper-based records, the MMR Pro system enables the physician practice to easily upload and manage image-based files and also has a free-text search capability.
Patient Management Features
The product offers numerous features that can assist doctors, and staff, in handling patient flow and being able to provide better patient care.
Doctors Can Share Records with their Patients
With the increasing trend towards patient empowerment and more patient involvement in care management, MMR Pro creates a meaningful bridge and communications link between doctor and patient by giving patients immediate access to those records approved and reviewed by a doctor through a secure, Web-based portal. This portal, www.mmrpatientview.com, is available to the patient at no cost. Whenever a record is placed in a patient folder using MMR Pro, the patient receives a notification that it is available for them to view. Patients using MMRPatientView have view-only access to their records with an option to upgrade to a full-featured MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record. When patients upgrade providers receive a portion of the revenue from the upgraded accounts.
MMR recognizes that the confidentiality of patients is of supreme importance and supports this with a million dollar privacy insurance guarantee to protect doctors and patients from loss or damage caused by an error in the system that allows someone to access their information. The MMR Pro architecture ensures the security of information through storage on redundant servers across two Tier IV data centers, separated by more than one hundred miles. In addition, the MMR Pro system uses Secure FTP (File Transmission Protocol) to move scanned data or data from its telephony platform to its servers. All transmissions into and out of the site itself are encrypted with 256-bit Secure Socket Layer technology or secure FTP. The site is also scanned daily by a third-party security service for any weaknesses and vulnerabilities to potential hackers. Any files that are uploaded into a MMR Pro account are scanned for viruses before they reach the application.
MMR personnel do not have any access to any data stored in MMR Pro. Customer care associates will be able to answer technical questions regarding system operation, but are not able to see the contents of any patient data.
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. MMR's MyMedicalRecords Pro service, expected to be available the third quarter 2009, 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, LegalZoom, 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.
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding MMR's ability to conform MMR Pro to any standards that emerge under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, integrate MMR Pro with any EMR system, and the objectives of MMR. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause MMR's actual results to be materially different from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to the risk that MMR's products are not adopted or viewed favorably by the healthcare community and additional risks discussed in MMR's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MMR is providing this information as of the date of this release and, except as required by law, does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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