Posted by Robert Lorsch
Persistence, endurance, tolerance, patience, determination, and commitment are all necessary to winning. To anyone who has followed MMRGlobal, they are also words that we have lived by for nearly ten years to get to where we are now; READY.
Now is a very challenging time in the world. The United States is involved in conflicts around the globe, while war rages on throughout the Middle East, Africa and Europe. We all have our own personal challenges in our daily lives and in the lives of the ones we love. One of my wife Kira’s best friends is surviving breast cancer one day at a time, while a number of close friends have family members also fighting numerous medical crises.
In the past week alone, MyMedicalRecords has shown its readiness and is responsible for helping countless individuals, families, including our nearest and dearest two-legged and four-legged friends, manage their medical records and other important documents to fight illness, reduce medical costs, and save lives.
It’s sometimes hard to get up each day and face the challenges. But we do. We move forward. We persist.
Meanwhile, the more we put out to the universe, the more we get back. And MyMedicalRecords personal health record system does just that.
MyMedicalRecords helps individuals and their families (2 legged or 4 legged) manage their health, reduce costs and save lives. The Company now finds itself in a market where electronic medical records and personal health records are mandated by global regulatory requirements.
The financial markets are valuing small health information providers, with minimal revenues, in the hundreds of millions, and in one recent IPO, billions of dollars. The fact is that after 10 years, and building a great product & service and accumulating three portfolios of 49 health IT and biotech patents, our first Markman hearing is a week away.
On Tuesday, August 19, MyMedicalRecords will be in Federal Court, facing four defendants, all major players in healthcare, and many times the size of MMR in what is legally termed a Markman hearing. A Markman hearing is a court hearing in which a judge determines the meaning of words from patent claims that are in dispute in a patent infringement lawsuit. Inventions are defined by the precise wording of the patent claims and the definition of these words play a key role as to whether the jury will ultimately determine that patent infringement has occurred. This is a big deal. Huge.
The defendants’ law firms are legendary. If you recall the story of David vs. Goliath, I now know how David felt. Since 2005, I have believed that the computer age would transform the way doctors and patients communicate. After all this time, it looks like we’re on the edge of that time. I knew that computers would eventually take over, and my doctor’s handwriting, which neither my pharmacist nor I could read, would be replaced by electronics. What I didn’t know was that I would be running a company in the center of that transformation for almost ten years. Without the persistence, endurance, tolerance, patience, determination, and commitment of our shareholders, employees and friends, we may not have made it this far. However, we have.
It took nearly 10 years of research, technical refinement, and tens of millions of dollars to get to this point, and for the many of you who have been part of the journey, we are excited that the next destination is just around the corner.
A big step in our growing success came just last week, when we started selling our Personal Health Record Kit in Walgreens’ drugstore.com. As members of my team can testify, as soon as I saw MyMedicalRecords up on a Walgreens website, I cried, exhausted and happy tears. (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=530332&catid=184044)
Ok, back to work. It’s Markman time.
Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch, CEO, MMRGlobal
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