Posted by Robert Lorsch
This Blog is intended to provide information regarding MMR’s patents and its willingness to license hospitals, healthcare providers and their vendors to facilitate the use of technology which may be necessary to satisfy the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”), and to meet the meaningful use requirement.
MMR is the owner and the Company’s CEO Bob Lorsch is the inventor of five currently issued United States patents and others in at least 12 countries around the world. The patents are related, in general, to the provisioning of Personal Health Records and Electronic Health Records; U.S Patent Nos. 8,121,855, 8,117,646, 8,117,045, 8,301,466 and 8,321,240. MMR also has numerous additional patent applications pending related to patient information and Personal Health Records (collectively, “MMR’s IP”). The Company believes that HIPAA, HITECH and other laws related to the healthcare industry, make MMR’s IP relevant to many hospitals and provider plans for the future of healthcare.
The MMR IP discloses a broad range of methods to maintain, communicate, standardize, and manage patients’ health information, such as through a patient portal by way of example. No different than hundreds of companies that provide other products or services in healthcare and own patents (for example patents related to imaging devices, CT scans or even medical instrument designs), MMR is not attempting to preclude healthcare providers from communicating healthcare records to patients but instead is making available its solution(s) for sale or, in the alternative, seeking a reasonable royalty from entities using another solution that infringes MMR’s IP.
While MMR does own significant patents related to Personal Health Records, it is not a patent “troll.” MMR is a practicing entity, a company that has itself developed and sells products and services using the MMR patented technology. For example, MMR’s consumer products include the MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record. These products allow documents, images and voicemail messages to be transmitted in and out of the system using a variety of methods, including fax, voice, file upload, email and other forms of messaging and do not rely on any specific Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system to populate an account. MMR’s professional offerings, MMRPro, provide physician practices and hospitals a cost-effective, end-to-end solution to the expensive and time-consuming process of digitizing paper-based medical records. Incorporated into the MMRPro system is an integrated patient portal to provide patients with timely online access to their personal health information. MMR created the tools to connect any patient with any physician or hospital or other healthcare professional anywhere in the world and patented its technology. MMR understands that there are questions regarding MMR’s IP. To that extent the Company encourages contacting Mr. Ted Ward at Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP, 310-500-3384, TWard@LinerLaw.com or me at the contact information that appears below.
Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch, CEO, MMRGlobal
4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, Tel. 310-476-7002
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