Natural Knowing

I am often asked why I do things the way I do. I think the answer is Natural Knowing.  By any standards I am a self-made person who has seen a modicum of success in my life. I have made money and have caused tens of millions to be given to charity. However, I think the measurement is how I use my “Natural Knowing.”

For those of you who follow MMRGlobal, it’s no secret that the last five years of my life have been as challenging as any. Yet every day, I get up and put one foot in front of the other, never quitting and “Naturally Knowing” that having a Personal Health Record will soon be as common as having a credit report or a credit card.

That is why I believe in what we are doing at MMRGlobal.  Every day brings new adventures and the beginning of many journeys.  Some take much longer than we ever thought they would, but so far this company hits consistent singles and ultimately reaches home plate at least once in every inning.

People who know me personally know me know that I am a fighter. And when the going gets tough, I get tougher.  Since Memorial Day (or in less than two weeks), this company has made two major announcements, the essence of which has gone unnoticed.

First, we had a very successful MUSE convention in Nashville. We participated in a joint dinner with three Strategic Partners, including Alcatel-Lucent. As we said earlier, we are getting close to announcing the first hospital to launch MMRPatientView and the MMR Stimulus Program (both part of MMRPro) in Interbit Data customer hospitals.

We announced a Joint Venture Agreement with VisiInc in Australia.  We believe this agreement can also represent the first step into Russia. What many people do not understand is that the Australian government is fast tracking Personal Health Records at an unprecedented rate. Remarkably, MMRGlobal owns a significant number of the underlying patents already issued in Australia and other Pacific Rim countries.  As it stands, these patents are necessary to comply with the government’s agenda. This intellectual property could easily make MMR a dominant player in the eHealth industry throughout the Pacific Rim.  Australia alone is expected to do as much as $2.6 billion US in eHealth in 2012.

Additionally, the Vistime platform will give MMR the ability to deliver a real-time 3D viewer for retrieval viewing of large files, including medical imaging systems such as MRIs, scans and sonograms, over any Internet connection, including dial-up. I cannot even imagine what that can mean to the power of an MMR Personal Health Record.

This partnership, along with Chartis and China, continues to enlarge our footprint around the world, opening new territories and exposing our Personal Health Record products to millions worldwide.

Two days ago, we announced that we have identified an effort by a small group engaged in what we believe to be aggressive and perhaps illegal shorting of our stock, thereby lining their pockets at the expense of our long-time shareholders. We have implemented efforts to bring this to the attention of the regulators and hope that by shining a spotlight on their actions, these parties will go away to make havoc on a less aggressive management team.  In any event, we never stop focusing on revenue and building our business with our strategic partners, including Kodak.

If your Natural Knowing told you that MMR was the place to be this summer, you probably sense fireworks on the 4th of July.

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch,  CEO,  MMRGlobal

4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010, Tel. 310-476-7002, Fax 206-374-6136

www.mmrglobal.com

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Don’t Quit!

In my last blog, entitled “Enjoy the Journey, Not the Destination,” I ended it by saying, “Don’t Quit” and inserting the poem by Anonymous. I received overwhelming response from literally thousands of readers – thanking me as Don’t Quit clearly has personal significance to many of us and clearly affected them personally.

Since that time the Company has announced record revenues, The RHL Group credit line renewal and relationships with Alcatel-Lucent, Interbit Data and VisiInc.  Hundreds of thousands of readers are learning more about the positive opportunities at MMR.

This week we are at the MUSE conference in Nashville launching MMRPatientView (part of the MMRPro Stimulus Program) to hospitals. While MMRPro and MMRPatientView will be demonstrated to hundreds of hospital administrators, we will also host meetings and dinners through our collaborations with Alcatel-Lucent, 4medica, Interbit Data and Kodak, all of which are at the show and in many cases leveraging each other’s products and services. Take a look at the brochure that we will start distributing through hospitals and medical offices in support of the MMRPro system and MMRPatientView at http://pv.mmrcontent.com/PatientViewFlipBook/.

MMRGlobal is a company that appears to be in the right place at the right time.  Were you in the right place at the right time in the dot.com boom?  How many of you think back and wish you would have bought Google, Microsoft or Amazon in founders rounds or the very early stages when they were emerging growth companies with unknown futures.

I believe MMRGlobal represents that type of opportunity. In the recently published Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for 2011 through 2015 it says, “PHRs allow patients to capture their own health observations. Mobile phones with glucometers allow individuals to track their blood sugar levels through their mobile devices. Mobile phones and related applications are being used in mental health to track moods and provide therapeutic interventions with personalized messages, exercises, and coaching. Using these tools, individuals can become more attuned to healthy behaviors, monitor their health make informed personal health decisions, and receive preventative care. Patients managing illnesses or other ailments can keep better track of their health care, receive health care solutions remotely, and participate in their care coordination.”

The report also points out that “less than 10 percent of Americans have actually used a PHR” so it does not take much to see the opportunities ahead at MMR. So in case you missed it………….

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And when you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest if you must, but just don’t quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns

As every one of us sometimes learns.

And many a failure turns about,

When we might had won had we stuck it out;

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.

And you can never tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-

It’s when things seem worse that you must not quit!


Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch,  CEO,  MMRGlobal

4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90077,  310-476-7002

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Enjoy The Journey Not The Destination

Enjoy The Journey Not The Destination

Many of this Blog’s readers have contacted me over the last several days with questions about MMR and its future. I have responded to each and every one personally, answering every question as directly as possible without disclosing any non-public information or information that would impact our relationships with strategic partners.  Soon we will announce our biggest quarter, and despite the challenges of growth in this very difficult economic climate, this is a great Company with great people who work around the clock and care. I am proud of them all.

On Tuesday and Wednesday this past week Jack Zwissig MMRGlobal Director (and my former Lifespring trainer of nearly 35 years), spent two days in a motivational management team building session with all employees of the Company.  In 1983 Jack and I were in Las Vegas. I was known to occasionally play Blackjack. At some point in the evening (down about $23,000 a lot of money even for me at that time), Jack came over tapped me on the shoulder and looking at my beads of sweat said “Enjoy the Journey – Not the Destination”.  One hour later with $60,000 in winnings in my pocket we went to dinner.

Nothing is over until you decide it is over. At that point we take our losses like a “mensch” or celebrate our winnings with excitement. I believe there are a lot of winnings on the table for MMR and its future and I hope all our employees, vendors and stakeholders will be part of them.  At MMR the game is nowhere near over. The game has barely begun. This is an early stage high growth company with great products and services in most opportune investment segment today, specifically Health IT.

I am often asked about my personal life and how I work twenty hours a day and keep it all together. Every morning when I get up there are two signs I stare at the first on my home and office desk;

“To Be Average Scares The Hell Out of Me”.

The second is a poem entitled “Don’t Quit” which has been with me for over 40 years.

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And when you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest if you must, but just don’t quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns

As every one of us sometimes learns.

And many a failure turns about,

When we might had won had we stuck it out;

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.

And you can never tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-

It’s when things seem worse that you must not quit!

Anonymous
I am grateful for all the support I get from so many at MMR. Things are never as they seem-look at the cover story and photos in today’s Beverly Hills Courier (http://www.bhcourier.com) about the recent Thalians event benefitting Operation Mend, and think about what it would be like if you were one of the soldiers. They clearly never quit.

 

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch,  CEO,  MMRGlobal

4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90077,  310-476-7002

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Never Be Afraid To Experience Your Feelings

Back in Los Angeles after a red-eye flight last night, the last 5-day whirlwind trip had much to remember. However, it was marked with one of the most important and emotional highlights of my life. It came at the Points of Light Institute Tribute to President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush. It was called “All Together Now-A Celebration of Service”. If you watch American Idol and cry at the back-stories, then this was American Idol on steroids.

The emotional highpoint came when everyone was seated and the announcer said, Ladies and Gentleman…..United States President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn; Ladies and Gentleman…..United States President William Jefferson Clinton; Ladies and Gentleman…..United States President George W. Bush and his wife Laura; and, finally, Ladies and Gentleman…..tonight’s honorees United States President George Herbert Walker Bush and his wife Barbara. At that point, the person sitting next to me reached over to shake my hand; at first, I did not recognize Governor Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of The Department of Homeland Security.  Then I connected the fact that the universe had placed me next to the one man in this country who could do more for MMRGlobal at this time than just about anyone but President Obama who beamed the opening remarks in from his South American travels.

The message of the evening was all about all of us being a star in the galaxy of 1000 Points of Light and how anything we do for anyone can make a profound difference. I have spent much of my life in service to others and was particularly moved by the stories of the evening. I hope you will watch or record the evening on March 28th on NBC Prime Time. I promise you a family night you will cherish and an experience that you will never forget. For me, it is especially gratifying to be in a business where the deployment of a www.mymedicalrecords.com account or a www.myesafedepositbox.com account can do so much for someone in need, even perhaps save a life.

I get the pleasure of running a company that by its very existence gives back with these remarkable service offerings that can make a difference in an emergency or disaster. In addition to sitting with The Honorable Governor Ridge, Kira and I were joined by friends from the NRA and the Vice President of Marketing for Kaiser Mid-Atlantic. It always amazes me how when you put things into the universe, great things come back. Kaiser, The NRA and, of course, Governor Ridge are already on my call list this week (and they are expecting my calls).

On the MMR front, I spent Friday in Basking Ridge, at Verizon, where we are making great progress in what I believe will be a long-term very exciting relationship. Also, we will soon be announcing an integration of our products and services on the HealthVault platform. In fact MMR is planning on participating at the Microsoft Health Conference April 27, 2011 in Chicago. There we will be selling MMRGlobal as a PHR solution to HealthVault strategic partners. We will also continue our series of investor roadshows in Chicago.

I could not write this blog on Volunteerism and ignore the human suffering in Japan. If you read this blog, you know that I have been involved in Earthquake Preparedness since 1994. As part of that involvement, I raised and contributed the monies to print millions of booklets featuring “Yogi Bear” on what to do before, after, and during an earthquake or other disaster. As an easy act of volunteerism, perhaps you could participate in this simple task to make them go viral.

Please send this link http://mmrglobal.com/earthquake/ (or this entire blog) to everyone you know and ask them to share these booklets with everyone they know. Perhaps someday you will help save someone from unnecessary suffering or perhaps even save a life.

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch, CEO, MMRGlobal

4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90077, Tel. 310-476-7002

www.mmrglobal.com

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EVERY PERSON, ALL THE EVENTS OF YOUR LIFE ARE THERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE DRAWN THEM THERE

As I watch the events in Japan unfold, I am especially moved, having raised millions for earthquake preparedness in the US, Latin America and Japan.

When I was first recruited by the City of Los Angeles as a co-chair of an Earthquake Preparedness program in 1983, I had no idea I would be writing this blog 28 years later. It never occurred to me that I would be again focusing on programs to educate my community on disaster preparedness, or encouraging you to send support to Japan at this very serious time of need.

My primary focus at that time was to educate youth on the importance of earthquake preparedness.  Working with Joe Barbera of Hanna-Barbera and Dan Slusser of Universal Studios, we appointed ‘Yogi Bear’ the first Earthquake Preparedness Bear we printed tens of millions of booklets in English. Spanish and Japanese like the one featured in this blog.


 

 
It is painful to watch the suffering in Japan, but encouraging to think that some of the people on the ground today may have been influenced by earlier efforts to educate their families on preparedness and how to survive in the aftermath of an earthquake.

As the headline says, we never really know how what we do in our lives impacts the future of our lives.  We all have at least one school teacher or mentor who set an example that influenced us in later years.  In many cases what we learn in our youth contributes to who we are today.  “We teach best what we need to learn the most and we will always be learners, doers and teachers”.  I think about these ideals and watch for ways to apply life experiences in my daily life today.

As life would have it, I co-chaired the California State and Los Angeles City and County Earthquake Preparedness Committees, for which I received the “C” Flag for Private Sector Initiatives by President Ronald Reagan.  The Award was given in consideration of my work in support of the education of school-age children on earthquake preparedness.  These efforts also earned numerous awards from the City and County of Los Angeles, the State of California and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

In 2006 MMRGlobal also received a special award from President George W. Bush and the Small Business Administration for creating its comprehensive MyMedicalRecords electronic Personal Health Record and disaster preparedness management and communications system.

I am writing this blog on my third coast-to-coast trip in less than a month. I’ll spend all of Friday in new business meetings at Basking Ridge, and the weekend in New York, with institutional investors and some of our shareholders.

Monday, Kira and I will be in Washington, D.C., attending the Points of Light Institute tribute to George H. W. Bush, who will be honored for his contribution to the modern day voluntary service movement.  Also in attendance on this historic occasion will be Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter.  We are proud to be part of the Tribute Committee for this prestigious event, taking place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

While in DC, Rich Lagani and I will spend time on a government relations tour and meetings with Kodak resellers attending a document imaging convention taking place the day after the Points of Light event.

Then it’s back to Los Angeles to prepare for the release of our annual report.  When I was very young, a man told me the more you put out to the universe the more you will get back in your life.  If there is any truth to that story, 2011 should be a great year for MMRGlobal.

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch,  CEO,  MMRGlobal

4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90077, Tel. 310-476-7002

www.mmrglobal.com

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Every event is subjective; it’s not what it means that matters, but what it means to you.

Today is my birthday.  And “Earthquakes,” specifically earthquake preparedness, mean a lot to me. When I started thinking about what I would write in this blog, I never thought that I would be watching the devastating pictures coming from Japan after their 8.9 magnitude earthquake yesterday.

Earthquake preparedness is a very personal subject to me, having lived first-hand through the California earthquake in 1994. In fact, Joe Barbera, co-Founder of Hanna-Barbera, Dan Slusser, former COO of Universal, and I chaired the California State Earthquake Preparedness Committee during the Reagan Administration. Yogi Bear was our Earthquake Preparedness Bear and Spokesbear.

I was awarded the prestigious “C” Flag Private Sector Initiative from the White House by President Reagan for raising millions of dollars for state and local earthquake preparedness education. I then spent more than ten years serving on Los Angeles City and County earthquake preparedness committees.

I also received a string of awards from the City and County of Los Angeles, the State of California, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).These efforts resulted in MMRGlobal receiving a special award from President Bush and the Small Business Administration in 2006 for deployment of the most comprehensive turnkey personal health record and disaster preparedness document management and communications system available today.

I spent weeks in Japan working with the Japanese on preparedness safety as an expert and guest of that nation. Kira and I and all the team at MMR send their thoughts and prayers to the people of Japan.

Birthdays for me are also a time to reflect on where I am at this moment, where I’ve been in the last 12 months, and what I’ve learned so far on Planet Earth.

The most obvious lesson is that the people who are happiest do what they want to do.  First, it took a long time, but I am blessed with a great relationship with my wife, Kira.  She is very patient and loving. I know I constantly push the boundaries of our relationship with my workaholic behavior and I thank her for her support and understanding on behalf of all the stakeholders in MMRGlobal, MMRF.

Hard work is something I grew up with as a family mantra. And hard work and patience is what MMRGlobal is all about.  As the Company’s Chairman and CEO, I get up every day thinking about creating value for my nearly eighty million share equity stake into a future for our shareholders, vendors, employees, Kira and I.

Next week, Kira and I are back to the east coast for the third time in a month. We will start with more meetings in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and arrive in Washington D.C. on the 21st.

In Washington, we will join in honoring George H. W. Bush, our 41st president, along with three other of our living presidents; Honorary Chair, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, at the Points of Light Institute’s celebration of George H. W.   Bush’s contribution to the modern day voluntary service movement.   Volunteerism takes on a special meaning today since “Volunteers” will be the ones on the front line feeding and sheltering those who lost their homes and, most important, leading the rescue efforts to save lives.

Kira and I are proud to be part of the Tribute Committee for this prestigious event, taking place at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which will feature Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green, Reba McEntire, Sam Moore, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, and Carrie Underwood. You can watch this very special show on NBC, March 28th, at 8:00 EST.

While in Washington, I will, of course, combine this trip with sales calls, a government relations tour, and meetings with potential investors on behalf of MMR.

Most of my “adult” birthdays have been spent as fundraisers to benefit my Charitable Foundation, “The Robert H. Lorsch Foundation Trust.” In fact, we have celebrated at The Robert H. Lorsch Family Pavilion, located at The California Science Center, with as many as 2,400 people, where, in one year, we managed to raise nearly one million dollars, thanks in great part to a very generous sponsorship from Verizon.

As I reflect on the memories of my past years, I think about some very special birthdays.  If I could celebrate my birthday with all of you, I would simply ask that you honor the day by “giving” gifts to any emergency disaster agency for relief in Japan or The RHL Foundation Trust at 1158 26th Street, Suite 521, Santa Monica Ca. 90403. .  Any tax-deductable contribution to the trust will go 100% to disaster relief in Japan.

In the alternative, you can give to disaster relief in Japan and your family at the same time.  Go to www.myesafedepositbox.com or www.mymedicalrecords.com now and sign up for an account. One hundred percent of this month’s revenue from your new account will go to disaster relief in Japan.

Celebrate something today, I surely will.  It will mean something special to you.

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch,  CEO,  MMRGlobal

4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90077, Tel. 310-476-7002

www.mmrglobal.com

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Allow the World to Live as It Chooses, and Allow Yourself to Live as You Choose.

After nearly 14 days of straight travel, I have been asking myself a lot of personal questions.  Where do I live?  Where am I going?  What am I doing?  It’s amazing how the answers change almost daily.  Add that to the retrospective that comes with facing another birthday in less than two weeks and I sometimes wonder why I chose the way I live my life.  However, the point is I get to choose it. And I get to follow the inner voice that allows me to keep placing one foot in front of the other.  Living and “loving” one’s life keeps people young. I am not sure what it would be like to not have such an active business life.

Today’s answers feel right; I like what  I do, I love my wife, I love my life, I love my home,  I love Charlie Brown, Mindy, Meatball, Diego, Priscilla and Momma Kitty, I love my best friends and I love my job. They say keeping the mind stimulated keeps one vibrant and young. I guess that’s the trick to my 18-hour days, yoga lifestyle and my fabulous relationship with Kira.

Every day I get to feel the excitement that comes with being CEO of a company that I get to build in a way that I believe is best for the employees and investors who believe in me and MMRGlobal (OTC: MMRF).

No team is successful unless they are all pulling in the same direction; however to pull in the same direction, the team needs to know the playbook.   Unfortunately, the lawyers keep me from sharing the inside scoop and what keeps this “Energizer Bunny” going, but I can share the big picture from the last several weeks.

I have been to Orlando twice in the past two weeks.  The first trip was to attend invitation-only key customer sales meetings as a guest of Kodak, where we negotiated our annual purchase commitments to cover the next 15 months of MMRPro sales. We also were the only customer to receive two sales awards for the past year. Click here to view photo. Then it was back to Los Angeles for three days to put the finishing touches on our HIMSS adventure.

Then once more on a plane to Orlando, where at HIMSS we networked for eighteen-hour days with more than 30,000 healthcare professionals taking advantage of the explosive world of health information technology. From Lucent to Microsoft and Google, we shared MMRPro solutions and our MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record with more than 180 qualified distribution partners.

After the show, I spent two days in Boston.  On the first day, Sunil and I made investor presentations to more than 30 individuals and small cap institutional investors. Then on Friday, we spent the day with a document distribution company we met at HIMSS.  They provide document distribution systems for more than six hundred hospital systems.

Before I left Boston we agreed to initiate beta testing of a deployment program to offer MMR Personal Health Records to a select group of this company’s clients.  Watch for this very exciting announcement as we begin this stimulating test program, which for the first time takes us directly into hospitals from an existing third party vendor.

Saturday, Kira and I took the train to NY, where I caught up on nearly a thousand emails dealing with everything philanthropic, personal, and mostly MMR business.

Yesterday, I met a second HIMSS lead.  This company is a research purchasing syndicate that matches their 1200 hospital-network with selected vendors in private regional trade shows. After nearly three hours together we agreed to begin the process of having them introduce our Personal Health Record services and, in particular, the MMR Stimulus Program to their customers, making it the second time in two days we have established working relationships that can access hospitals through third party vendors.  Meanwhile, Richard Lagani was in Canada, where he was working on an expansion of Chartis domestic sales in North America.

I used the rest of yesterday afternoon at meetings with Chartis Global Marine and Energy.  I lost an hour when I had to shut off my Blackberry because Kira and I were VIP guests of CBS (our daytime Emmy Awards partner) at the Late Show with David Letterman. Be sure to watch this Thursday; Charlie Sheen gags run through the entire hour of Dave with his guest, the great Robin Williams. Then it was back to the hotel for more emails and a business dinner.

Today I left at 7 am EST on my way to Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  This is where the lawyers tell me I have to be quiet; however, this is the first day of the most exciting days of the rest of my life.

Tonight I will take a redeye home excited about the things that are happening around me and looking forward to being home with Kira, Charlie, Mindy, Meatball, Diego, Priscilla and Momma Kitty.

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch,  CEO,  MMRGlobal

4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90077, Tel. 310-476-7002

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We Have Given Up Our Whole Life To Be The Person We Are Now. Was It Worth It?

In my case, Yes!

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of our lives, and to say mine is exciting is an understatement.  Today, we are in the final day of the HIMSS Conference. It’s 2AM and I finished the day spending a few minutes with Wil Yu, from the National Coordinators office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Everyone from medicine, government and technology is here.  The convention floor reminds me of the first COMDEX convention when I represented Microsoft and Roland Hanson and he and I launched the “Mouse.”(http://www.thehmccompany.com/rowland.html)  Roland is now a member of the MMRGlobal Board of Advisors.  Click here to view article.

There is no question of the importance of Health IT on the world stage when the two highest ranking officials in health care, The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services and David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, National Coordinator for the Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services, join together to make the closing keynote remarks at HIMSS.

As I get ready for the third and final day of the show, I will go straight from the show to the airport for a flight to Boston. Then tomorrow, I will host at least thirty-five institutional investors at our second Investor Roadshow.

Until I leave the show, I will also continue to use every available moment meeting with investment bankers and other strategic partners about numerous opportunities, including Dell, Microsoft, multiple wireline and wireless carriers, and many others, and Google, of course.

The first two days of our HIMSS adventure has been nothing short of phenomenal and absolutely packed (www.himssconference.org).  Our booth is directly across the hall from Google Health. As a result, we are seeing everybody who is anybody.  In fact, visit www.mmrglobaltoday.com and see pictures of the action for yourself.

Ralph, AJ, Joy, Eric and Muhammad are working the trade show floor with support from Rich Lagani, Sunil, Kira and I, demonstrating MMRPro and our Personal Health Records products and services.  Kira is even helping manage the traffic flow in the booth. And if you have not seen it, the new MMRPro video is getting great reviews. Shorter and more comprehensive than before, you can watch it at www.mmrprovideos.com The Kodak team of Jim, Rich, Jody, Megan and Bryan are also demonstrating  Pro and the latest in MMRPro advanced high speed scanning capability. If you were a fly buzzing around our HIMSS booth you would be blown away by “the action.”

Meanwhile Rich Lagani is spending his time meeting with health insurers and financial institutions who are interested in  us based on the Company’s existing relationship with Chartis. These business development opportunities take time; however, they can lead to gigantic results.

Sunil has walked at least 100 miles meeting with every possible strategic partner CTO at the show, from Microsoft to McKesson, to Apple, to Intel and Lucent, to name a very, very, very few.  Combining MMR and Kodak’s leading edge technology as a back end in support of all these major players in health IT helps insure that our advertising slogan, “The Future of Your Health at Work Today,” stays “at Work” tomorrow.

Sunil, Ralph, Rich and I have also all been meeting with middleware providers who already support thousands of hospitals looking for a robust PHR.  This is a very big opportunity.  All of these developers and providers represent opportunities for MMR to offer its Personal Health Record to fulfill “meaningful use,” as is required for Personal Health Records, into their existing hospital clients where they control the future of that hospital’s care.

Attendees are feeling the heat from the mandate to offer Personal Health Records by 2014. And the lines around strategic opportunities are getting brighter.  4medica, provider of the industry’s leading cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) lab results and clinical integration platform, announced at the show that they are providing 27,000 providers with access to more than 30 million unique electronic lab samples and patient records.

Visitors this year are here to buy, not just look. In fact, Spalding Surgical showed up and bought a second MMRPro system, and based on that, another surgery center bought one right at the show.

Oleg Bess, 4 Medica CEO, was my neighbor at www.LorschLand.com for ten years.  Who knows what a good neighbor policy could bring to these two emerging growth companies.

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Why Are There so Many Sharks in the Water?

The Senate voted to keep President Obama’s health care bill in place. This means that the Supreme Court will eventually decide whether the new law stands or fails. MMRGlobal is well positioned regardless of any outcome.

When you listen to my Fox Satellite radio interview on The Money Channel from earlier this week, (Listen Here), you’ll learn more about MMRGlobal and why MMR benefits doctors and patients no matter which ever way the debate goes, and regardless of any modification of the law.

Should the bill not get repealed, government stimulus will reinforce the agenda to get doctors and other health care professionals paperless.  If all or any of the program does get modified or repealed, the MMR stimulus plan bubbles to the top as an alternative form of subsidies through the MMRPro system (www.mmrprovideos.com).

In fact, the MMRPro stimulus package can pay health care professionals more than five times the amount of the government’s stimulus program using a system provided in part by Kodak and their state of the art document imaging technology, at a cost substantially less than a typical Electronic Medical Record system. Regardless of reform, MMRPro should emerge a winner in this controversial debate.

While the debate goes on everywhere, MMR is planning a month of very exciting events. First, on February 12 it’s off to Orlando for the Kodak Executive Summit and Awards dinner.  I will spend 2 days with the senior management at Kodak and expect a number of positive announcements about our relationship coming from those sessions.

Then returning to Los Angeles, to prepare for the following week back in Orlando, at HIMSS, in a 20′ by 30′ booth where MMR will exhibit with Kodak’s sales team (http://www.himssconference.org), with Google Health across the hall.  The focus of this year’s presentation is how MMRPro represents a first step for the concierge medicine profession, a very hot subject as profiled in an article in The New York Times this week, located at http://tinyurl.com/4u6g97w .

We will be talking about how MMRPro can be one of the most important support tools to any “Concierge Medicine” practice. Kodak will be there to help demonstrate the new MMR co-branded Kodak Scan Station 550 scanner. If you are visiting Disney World, stop by and say hello.

From HIMSS it’s right on to Boston to do an institutional investor road show, followed by a quick series of government relations meetings before heading home to Los Angeles.

With concierge medicine, patients pay a reasonable upfront fee to their medical provider and receive personal service that extends to having the physician’s cell phone and email address and more plus with MMRPro their personal medical records in real time.

The President and I seem to have one thing in common when it comes to health care. We constantly get criticized for doing what we believe is right.  Obama is working on a national agenda for health care and, like it or not, it is an issue that needs attention.  I am working to build a company using the health information technology he is pushing.

Meanwhile, for every unrelated reason imaginable, I am bombarded by many spending their time averse to Obama or MMR’s efforts.  I guess these days many people do not seem to have anything better to do.  They spend their days attacking and retreating from behind keyboards and aliases, without any facts to support a position, continuing to nibble like sharks on any effort that can help make our free enterprise system great.

Most of these “sharks” have never even tried an MMR Personal Health Record account.  However they lay in wait, ready to attack anything that moves in the water.  I wish them all (the sharks) a case of indigestion so they have an excuse to activate an MMR PHR account and find out for themselves what a great product and company this is.

I’ve always believed that the more you put out in the universe, the more you get back. But it seems no matter what you put out there some of the “sharks” will find it tasty. I guess that is the price of admission.

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch,  CEO,  MMRGlobal

4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor  Los Angeles,  CA 90010, Phone 310-476-7002,  Fax 800-203-2127

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PRESIDENT OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ENDORSEMENT OF PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS FOR EVERY AMERICAN

The jury remains out on the merits, pro and con, of the president’s controversial health care legislation, however, whatever the final outcomes, health IT stands to profit and companies like MMRGlobal more than most.

The president is expected to speak tonight in his State of the Union address on the controversy surrounding health care reform.   Regardless of the debate and the outcome, MMRGlobal has created a niche which is not dependent on any provisions of the new legislation, including the stimulus program.

In fact, an abolishment of stimulus reimbursement is good for pure play emerging growth companies since many of the services offered are the entry level solution to get to comprehensive automated solutions.  We believe MMRPro represents the first essential and environmentally acceptable step in preparing for any Electronic Medical Record solution, specifically by eliminating paper-based records in a physician’s office while preparing for a seamless migration to any Electronic Medical Records system anywhere in the world.

Additionally, in a world where increasingly numbers of physicians and health care professionals cannot afford to accept insurance company and government benefits, MMRPro represents an important tool for stepping into the field of concierge medicine. Concierge medicine is how fast become the way that all Americans may be selecting a physician regardless of economic status.  It provides an unparalleled communication link between doctor and patient which generates revenue back to a practice.

Notwithstanding the government’s mandate that by 2014 Americans need to have some type of Personal Health Record will stand and MyMedicalRecords.com, is the only system of its kind technology that interacts seamlessly with every other electronic health record (EHR) system so far invented.

While government is attempting to force standardized systems that jeopardize the privacy of the patient and many say give control to regulators over who will live and who will die, what is really happening is that small business is being forced to come up with solutions to streamline health care without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on systems and with tools designed to create a better health care system and a better life for doctors.

One of the great American aspirations has been to be a doctor. Twenty years ago that meant someone had the time and financial incentive to truly take care of a patient. Today it means eight minutes (the average visit), and less money per hour than Joe the Plumber. 

In spite of the controversy, small business and companies like MMR can change all that. In fact MMR’s own stimulus plan that could award doctors more than  five times annually what the government is offering, while  allowing them to stay open and do business as they always have…… based on The Great American Dream.

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch,  CEO,  MMRGlobal (OTC:MMRF)

4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor  Los Angeles,  CA 90010, Phone 310-476-7002,  Fax 800-203-2127

www.mmrtheatre.com

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