MyMedicalRecords.com Collaborates With Google on Personal Health Records

In a press release, MyMedicalRecords.com writes:

MyMedicalRecords.com, Inc. (“MMR”), a leading provider of Web-based Personal Health Records (“PHRs”), announced that it will be integrating with the Google Health platform, which is expected to be launched later this year.

Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, previewed Google Health at the annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) held last month. The company also announced that it is testing the Google Health product in a pilot program with the Cleveland Clinic.

MyMedicalRecords.com is collaborating with Google Health to build a two-way interface that will enable users of Google Health to transfer information from their Google Health account into an MMR account and vice versa.

MMR is a highly-secure, easy-to-use, and comprehensive personal health record (PHR) that uses proprietary, patent-pending technology to give patients and healthcare providers the ability to upload images, such as x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, fax medical records and other important documents, and to have doctors’ notes dictated into an account. The information is then accessible from any Internet-connected computer anywhere in the world with no special hardware or software. An Emergency Login feature enables an Emergency Medical Provider to access important information in the event of a medical emergency.

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I took a look at their web site and was pleasantly surprised to see that they made some effort to spell out their approach to security and actually emphasize the security aspects prominently on their home page. Whether or not you think that their security system is adequate, I give them credit for recognizing that in order for people to feel safe using this type of service, they need to know that their data are going to be adequately secured.

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  1. Anonymous - March 18, 2008

    There is no 100% secure system. Probably most PHRs companies are missing the point. The problem is not only
    about a hacker breaching the system.

    What people’s fears is about is providing health information to third parties, that you cannot control And PHRs is all about control over your information. Google, MyPersonalHealthRecord or other companies can argue they do not want your data. So why are they asking your name?

    In http://www.keyose.com we believe in that principle: “the user controls the data”. In that sense, we think that the best way a patient can feel he controls his data is by provinding a anonymous PHR. We do not need your name, email.. to offer you a Personal Health Record service. In fact we do not really want to know it.

    In other words: confessors and prostitutes do not ask your name. Why do we?

  2. Anonymous - March 28, 2008

    March 29, 2008

    Thanks for mentioning our release about the collaboration with Google Health. MMR has contracts with organizations covering more than 30 million lives to provide our services.

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    There also is a special “Emergency Log-In” feature that allows a doctor to access a user’s account to view their most important medical information in the event of a medical emergency. To ensure individual privacy, specific data, such as prescriptions, allergies, blood type and copies of actual medical files or images, are pre-selected by the user for inclusion in the online read-only Emergency Folder.

    In addition, MMR also includes an online ESafeDeposit Box feature that enables users to securely store any important document in a virtual “lock box” and access them anytime from anywhere using an Internet-connected computer or PDA. These documents can include Advanced Directives, Wills, insurance policies, birth certificates, photos of Family, Pets and Property, and more. MMR is clearly one of the most complete user-friendly Personal Health Records available today (I can provide details).

    Incidentally, MMR has built a two-way data interface to Google Health and our understanding with Google is that MMR will be part of their public launch expected shortly. This will enable users to move information from their Google Health account to their MyMedicalRecords account and vice versa. This will enhance the Google Health user experience by allowing the individual to store documents, images, and other personal information in MMR’s easy-to-use personal health record and will have the benefit of all the additional features MMR has that are not available directly within Google Health.

    I would encourage you to visit MMR and set up a complimentary account. Simply go to http://www.mymedicalrecords.com and sign up using registration code MMRBLOG. I would be interested in your experience and hope that you will include us in any further discussions of Personal Health Records. I could also send you more information by email or snail mail (the latter allows me to send a bit more than I’d want to clog your email with). Recently, we sent out a release about MMR Pro, which will better enable physicians to put patient records into secure, online accounts.

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    Note from Dissent: I had to cut the comments down a bit. Anyone who would like more info can email Scott at ssmith[at]mmrmail.com.

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