You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true, You may have to work for it, however………….

Its midnight and I am on Gogo internet flying from Los Angeles to Washington DC. Yes I just returned from Capetown by way of Dubai on Saturday. Kira and I started Sunday in a yoga class, then relaxed at home with nearly 3 weeks of mail reminding the dogs and cats who we are. I spent Monday in the office on MMR Pro deployments, web site re-designs, advertising, sales, marketing, shareholder relations and editing a new MyESafeDepositBox sales video while participating in at least half dozen conference calls. Then I went home spent 30 minutes with Kira who is the greatest woman a man could ever call his wife and caught a red-eye to Washington DC. My body thinks its daytime (South Africa time) so I am getting an extra work day in.

Many years ago I ran across the book Illusions by Richard Bach. It’s takes the reader through a journey that teaches the power to manifest results. If you haven’t done so do yourself a favor and read it. The book is filled with teachings that can change your life. It did mine.

One of those teachings is the theme of this blog. “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however”.

Being CEO of MMR Information Systems, (soon to officially become MMRGlobal) has been a journey which definitely requires a lot of “work”. As that “work” it would seem that MMR has been empowered to make anyone’s wish come true. However it’s true that we will have to continue working for it…..!

And working for it we will do. In the May issue of PharmaVoice there is an article on the meaning of EMR’s to Pharma and Clinical Research Organizations. The story talks about how an EMR can reduce drug trial costs and decrease time to market. What’s really happening is that the voice of the patient now becomes part of the equation. The patient will use a PHR module to record patient feedback to a data set. MMR already offers easy to use patient tools that can talk to virtually any EMR system that might be employed in such trials. That’s why MMR emerges in the article as a cost effective solution to this opportunity. The article signals the opening of another door to the use of our products and services.

I am now leading a daily effort to identify opportunities to monetize the Companies biotech assets. Also as MMRPro gets integrated into physician offices it takes 24 hours a day in care and feeding of customers to make sure we keep our commitment to deploy a solution that does not force them to change the way they do business.

Today Tuesday, I will meet with the Companies biotech consultants on opportunities with the companies Biotech portfolio. Then I will join Hector V. Barreto, Chairman of The Latino Coalition and a member of MMR’s board of directors introducing Kodak as one of the newest sponsors of The Latino Coalition ( at a private reception to kick off the Coalitions Economic Summit later this afternoon. MMR has been a Coalition Sponsor for nearly three years and requested Kodak join the association and create a program to offer Kodak products and services (including MRPro systems) to the Hispanic community.
On Wednesday I will participate in the Latino Coalitions Economic Summit where I will focus on calling attention to the value of MMR’s products and services to help manage healthcare costs in the Hispanic community. I will participate in sessions with former House majority Leader, Newt Gingrich, Senators Lisa Murkowski, John Cornyn and Robert Mendez, Congress persons Pete Session, Xavier Becerra, Mike Pence, Joe Baca and Eric Cantor. Also in attendance will be Karen Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and senior executives from Intuit, Pfizer and our strategic partners and MMR sales team from Kodak. Details on the summit is on the Coalitions website. is one of the only totally bilingual PHR’s available to patients anywhere today. Also MMR has been a sponsor of the Coalition for nearly three years.
Then before the end of the day I will make a presentation at the Rayburn building to a number of Congress persons not attending the Economic Summit and staff members that are specifically responsible for healthcare.

The operative words in the quote from Illusions are “You may have to work for it, however”. “However” the energy to work as hard as I do is only possible because of all of you, the MMR family of management, employees and shareholders. To Bobbie who was probably still up at 3AM waiting for me to land in case I need her for anything, to AJ who was emailing me at 4AM with Ingrid in response to the 50 emails I sent on the flight and all the rest of our tireless team. Then there is the great group of supportive shareholders who know I am always on the other end of a phone somewhere in the world listening to your thoughts and ideas and appreciating you for your support.
Oops….It’s 6AM PST and it just got busier.
Biden to Announce $220 Million in Health-Technology Grants

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch, CEO,
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There Are No Accidents

MMR just completed our first week of meetings with Chartis in Johannesburg South Africa. Chartis hosted a worldwide conference where executives representing more than 20 countries including South Africa (the host country), Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and the US. MMR spent the better part of two days meeting with all and discussing a kick-off of a ChartisESafe deposit box in the respective regions. The enthusiasm from attendees was high and I was surprised at how fast some of these countries want to get product into their local market in a much shorter time frame than the typical MMR customized product launch. Additionally Nihilent, our development partners have a 250 person development office in Johannesburg so we were able to spend hands on time on product development of features that can help us remain a better competitor in the multibillion dollar Health IT marketplace.

The company now is currently focused on the Personal Health Record, safe deposit boxes and MMRPro. However we are always looking at ways to expand the features in our products and services, particularly MMRPro.

I often will say in response to the events in my life “There Are No Accidents”. All my life I have collected elephants. I never knew why other than for a superstition I learned as a child. Specifically elephants bring luck when their trunks are pointed to the door. Anyway I love my collection. Yesterday I took a day of downtime. Which means I had to find a Safari where I had reception to my blackberry. It worked. I somehow was on a vehicle that ended up in the middle of a pack of 50 elephants. Very exciting and truly magical for this the collector. I hope the “superstition” is correct.

Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch, CEO,

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