LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 9, 2012) - MMRGlobal, Inc. (
As a result of MMR's introduction of its Prepaid Personal Health Record card at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, VIDA saw how using the cards as an activation tool would enable them to securely set up and track a high value personal health record service from clients' homes. VIDA has more than 6,000 non-medical, visiting Senior Helpers (www.seniorhelpers.com) who will offer a private branded version of the Company's Prepaid Personal Health Record card (http://www.mmrglobal.com/VIDA) to more than 35,000 patients in their homes.
According to Bob Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMRGlobal, "We are most excited about the opportunity with VIDA because, for the first time, we will see a PHR activated and maintained as part of the regular job description of the Senior Helper at no additional cost." To ensure that every VIDA patient can use the PHR as often as necessary, MMR will provide a fax machine in the subscriber's home, where needed, as part of the $19.95 per month or $200.00 per year service offering.
VIDA will also offer the services to as many as 10,000 Senior Resource clients and approximately 10,000 Assisted Transition clients (www.assistedtransition.com/). According to Glen Amador, CEO of VIDA Senior Resource, Inc., "One of the challenges in managing a senior care services organization is not only to provide the best of care to the patient but also to provide the best communication to the family and treating physicians. MMR's Personal Health Record is designed to ensure communication among all parties in the senior care loop by sending a copy of any record added to an account to the senior's family members and physicians as updates are made. The system will also manage scheduling of appointments and prescription reminders while warning against potentially dangerous drug interactions."
The MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record helps the entire family track their health, maintain their medical records, and manage all their important life documents for secure, easy access from any Internet-connected device to help coordinate care in the clinical and home setting and to make immediately available potentially life-saving information in the event of an emergency or other natural disaster. Every VIDA MMR Personal Health Record account will also be usable by additional family members, and can also maintain veterinarian records for the family's pets. This enables family members to be involved in the primary VIDA patient's care while they can also utilize the service to have greater control over their own health.
VIDA is a world-class leader in providing in-home, non-medical healthcare home workers as well as assisting seniors transfer from in-home to assisted living facilities. It is estimated that more than one million Americans currently live in assisted living facilities, and that number is anticipated to get larger as 77 million baby boomers move into retirement. Moreover, there are an estimated 6.5 million seniors who currently require assistance with activities of daily living and the U.S. Census Bureau reports that number is expected to double by 2020, which is indicative of why home care and the home healthcare industry is expected to grow by more than 40% in the next five years and with it the need for technology tools like personal health records to better coordinate care.
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.
About VIDA Senior Resource, Inc.
VIDA Senior Resource started as a family owned and operated community resource in Boise, Idaho. Today, they provide senior home care services nationwide with a network of agencies that can provide compassionate quality care. VIDA is available to help people through education and to assist them in the process of acquiring senior in-home care for themselves or a loved one. They take the confusion out of understanding Medicare & Medicaid, senior grants, long-term care insurance, community resources and health care laws. VIDA also provides certification to non-medical home care agencies that meet their quality of care and customer service standards. More information is available at www.vidaseniorresource.com.
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