MMR Global, Inc has announced today that it will begin offering its MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record to UST Global’s clients and strategic partners. As a part of the partnership the two companies will create a pre-paid Personal Health Record card to be offered for sale at pharmacy retailers and other locations in the United States.
“The relationship with UST Global gives MMR the opportunity to offer a complete suite of integrated Electronic and Personal Health Records solutions available today,” said Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMRGlobal. “MMR’s patented Personal Health Record platform and document management and imaging technologies, when combined with UST’s 8,000-person development resources and infrastructure, can bring MMR products and services to physicians, hospitals and payers globally. At the same time, MMR can sell UST’s sophisticated electronic health management systems into its professional products and services channel.”
Lorsch continued, “When prepaid phone cards were introduced to retail, it revolutionized telecommunications through sales to major mass merchandisers including office superstores, supermarkets, pharmacies and even the United States Postal Service. Now we will begin the same process selling Personal Health Record services at retail. Working with UST and building a manufacturers rep organization in advance of the Consumer Electronics Show can give MMR the ability to be the first to bring Personal Health Records to brand retailers.”
Sajan Pillai, CEO of UST Global, said, “Addressing the growing IT security concerns of the healthcare industry is at the core of our services development strategy. We are pleased to link our services with MMRGlobal, the leading purveyor of PHRs that works seamlessly with our technology and every other operating system.”
Lorsch is credited with creating one of the early swipe activation patents used to activate prepaid cards at retail. Offering a pre-paid Personal Health Record card at retail will enable consumers to safely and securely set up a PHR with complete anonymity