MyMedicalRecords Bilingual PHR Identified as Helping Bring Healthcare Equality to Latino Families
LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MMR Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MMRF), 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), was recognized by Hector V. Barreto, Chairman of The Latino Coalition ("TLC") at The Latino Coalition's 2009 Economic Summit being held today in Washington, D.C. Mr. Barreto cited the MyMedicalRecords PHR as the first bilingual Personal Health Record to serve the Latino population and help bring healthcare equality to Latino families.
Appearing at The Latino Coalition Economic Summit are experts from federal agencies and corporations that include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Lockheed Martin and Serco, among many others, to advise TLC members on how to pursue existing business development opportunities, including those linked to the economic stimulus package.
The Latino Coalition, based in Irvine, California, was founded in 1995 to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos and has a network of more than 600,000 business owners nationwide.
"President Obama's economic stimulus package allocates $19 billion for health information technology under the HITECH Act. We want to ensure that the Latino population receives its fair share of the resources that will make it easier for Latino families to better manage their health and medical information, which becomes increasingly critical as America's healthcare system undergoes reform. That is why the MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record will be offered to members and employees of The Latino Coalition," said Mr. Barreto.
According to Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems, Inc., "The MyMedicalRecords PHR enables individuals and their families to easily access their health information in both English and Spanish, which promotes communication with doctors and helps prevent medical errors. We are proud that our effort to recognize the Hispanic population in our society has enabled us to enter into an agreement with The Latino Coalition to offer a truly user-friendly PHR to TLC members as a way to further help reduce costs in the delivery of healthcare."
Hector V. Barreto, Chairman of The Latino Coalition, also serves on the Board of Directors of MMR Information Systems, Inc.
About The Latino Coalition
The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research & develop policies relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit, nationwide organization based in Irvine,
California, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Mexico. TLC was established to address policy issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the U.S. TLC's agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development of Latinos.
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.