MyMedicalRecords receives new health record patent
Oct 08, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
MyMedicalRecords, Inc., a subsidiary of MMRGlobal, Inc., has received a notice of allowance, or NOA, from the US Patent and Trademark Office for patent application entitled 'Method for Providing a User with a Web-based Service for Accessing and Collecting Health Records.'
The newest patent enables users to access and collect their medical records, communicate with healthcare providers, manage prescriptions, and perform other functions using a wireless device amongst other systems to privately and securely access and share their protected health information wherever and whenever they need to. The patent will include 27 claims, a portion of which are directed toward methods for providing patients with a service to access and collect health records in a private manner, and represents a significant addition to MMR's existing US patent portfolio which also includes 19 other pending US applications.
The newest patent follows MMR's US Patent No. 8,498,883, received two months ago on July 30th, entitled "Method for Providing a User with a Service for Accessing and Collecting Prescriptions." The '883 patent has 28 claims directed toward providing users with the ability to access and manage prescriptions online by including features for sending prescriptions to the pharmacy, accessing prescriptions from the pharmacy, sending reminders and scheduling prescription refills and identifying adverse drug interactions.
MMRGlobal CEO Robert H. Lorsch said, "Consistent with the aims of current health privacy laws, the systems and methods used by MMR in its PHR and contained in this patent can provide additional levels of privacy to protect providers from inadvertently sharing certain health records without appropriate consent. For example, various laws recognize the importance of minors being able to prevent parents from accessing their health records and spouses being able to protect sensitive records from each other. Additional password protection features contained in this application allow for the protection of health records contained within a family account."
Lisa L. Dahm, Esq., MMR vice president, Healthcare Regulatory Affairs, said, "There are a number of state and federal privacy laws which require that a patient's protected health information be treated and shared differently. This patent can help protect physicians and providers by helping force compliance with those regulations. For example, in a number of states treatment of a minor that pertains to substance abuse, pregnancy and mental health cannot be disclosed to anyone, even the minor's parents, while the disclosure of HIV test results without separate and specific authorization could expose a provider to being charged with a Class A Misdemeanor. This and other laws and regulations place heightened burdens on providers who send medical records to PHRs and patient portals as mandated under Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements. Features in MyMedicalRecords PHR products and services help protect physician practices from making these and other errors."
The newly allowed patent application also includes a Web-based system which provides for managing communications with healthcare providers, the ability to manage prescriptions and an emergency access feature allowing the patient to specify emergency information.
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