myMediConnect One of Four Personal Health Record Portals Selected for Extended Medicare Pilot Program

Safe and Secure myMediConnect Lets Medicare Patients Have Claims Automatically Added to Personal Health Records

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MediConnect Global today announced that its myMediConnect personal health record (PHR) portal will be included in the recently extended Medicare PHR Choice pilot program, which allows Medicare patients in Utah and Arizona to have their own claims data automatically added to their PHR. myMediConnect is one of only four PHRs selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the program, which was slated to end in December, but has been extended through June 2011.

Leveraging the value of the myMediConnect PHR, consumers can store all of their personal health information safely in one place and access it over the Internet from anywhere. Patients can choose whether or not to allow their doctors and other healthcare providers to view the information it contains online, or they can take a printed or electronic copy of the record with them to an appointment. Using myMediConnect simplifies care and reduces the chance that something important will be overlooked in a patient’s health record.

"MediConnect cares deeply about putting consumers in control of their own healthcare. We believe that when individuals have access to their own medical records and can use them efficiently and effortlessly, care and its outcomes improve and health care costs are reduced," said Amy Rees Anderson, CEO of MediConnect Global. "We believe CMS’s selection of myMediConnect, and now the extension of the pilot program, speaks to how valuable this service is to consumers.”

The only PHR portal that can tap into MediConnect's expertise in record retrieval, myMediConnect offers the widest range of capabilities among the four PHRs in the pilot program. It is also the only one that has personal support available to help populate the tool. myMediConnect is also unique in offering consumers the ability to view radiology images within the PHR.

myMediConnect gathers and organizes patients' diverse medical records in a secure, HIPAA-compliant online environment, from medical procedure history to records of prescriptions and diagnoses and world-class information from Harvard Health and other sources. It also provides users with an array of valuable health resources, including medication reminders, a doctor connector, wellness tracker, health savings calculators, meal planners and more.

For additional information about the myMediConnect personal health record portal, visit www.mymediconnect.net.

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About MediConnect Global

MediConnect Global Inc. (www.MediConnect.net) is the worldwide leader in innovative medical record retrieval, digitization and management for organizations and individuals. Through its patented record retrieval and delivery processes, MediConnect helps organizations turn inefficient processes into centralized, Web-based workflows that increase project transparency and dramatically reduce time and cost. The company is equally committed to empowering individuals to take control of their own healthcare, which begins with ownership of the information found on their medical records. All MediConnect users benefit from the largest single repository of medical records gathered from throughout the world-more than 6 million strong. All MediConnect products and services feature strong HIPAA standards-based security.



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