MMRGlobal Launches MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record at Mickey Fine Pharmacy
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2012) - MMRGlobal, Inc. (
Starting May 10th, the program will offer a free 30-day MyMedicalRecords.com Personal Health Record account to thousands of Mickey Fine customers a month. Under the federal government's HITECH Act, patients need to be given timely electronic access to their personal health information by 2014. Mickey Fine is the first pharmacy in the nation to make a full-featured Personal Health Record available to customers to maintain all their medical records and other important documents in one safe online location and share them with all their doctors to help improve care and reduce healthcare costs. After the free trial period, customers have the option to keep the service for $9.95 per month.
There are more than 20,000 independent pharmacies in the U.S. that fill more than one billion prescriptions annually. It is estimated that if MMR can penetrate 2% of the independent pharmacies in the U.S., or 400 stores, and convert one customer per store per day, it would represent 146,000 active PHR accounts per year at $9.95 per user per month. The Company's sales strategy is to take advantage of partnerships with distribution channels like the independent pharmacists who can place MMR's product directly into the patient's hands and assist them in getting started by having their account auto-populating with their prescriptions.
Each MyMedicalRecords PHR account covers up to 10 family members, including pets, and incorporates a MyEsafeDepositBox to securely store other important documents such as advance directives and insurance policies, providing the convenience and peace of mind of having all of one's valuable documents stored in one safe location and accessible 24/7 from any Internet-connected device. A drug interaction tool is also included in each account to automatically check for adverse interactions between the medications the individual is taking, including over-the-counter drugs.
In addition, each MyMedicalRecords account includes an Emergency Login portal with a separate emergency password for each member of the family so that medical personnel can instantly access potentially life-saving information -- such as medications, allergies and blood type -- in an emergency or natural disaster while non-emergency medical data in an account remains protected from view.
According to Bob Lorsch, MMRGlobal CEO, "Having pharmacies as a point of distribution for a Personal Health Record is a logical distribution opportunity since the pharmacy is the last stop or collection point for all prescriptions from all doctors for most individuals. Once an account is populated with a few documents, attrition is less than 3%. Consumers stick with their MyMedicalRecords accounts. This provides an ongoing revenue stream for the pharmacy from both the initial sign-up and residuals for as long as an account is active."
About MMRGlobal, Inc.
MMRGlobal, Inc., through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., provides secure and easy-to-use online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, financial institutions, and professional organizations and affinity groups. 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. MyMedicalRecords is built on proprietary, patented technologies to 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. The Company's professional offering, MMRPro, is 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. MMR is an Independent Software Vendor Partner with Kodak to deliver an integrated turnkey EMR solution for healthcare professionals. Through its merger with Favrille, Inc. in January 2009, the Company acquired intellectual property biotech assets that include anti-CD20 antibodies and data and samples from its FavId™/Specifid™ vaccine clinical trials for the treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. To learn more about MMRGlobal, Inc. visit www.mmrglobal.com. View demos and video tutorials of the Company's products and services at www.mmrtheater.com.
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