MMRGlobal, the company behind MyMedicalRecords.com, announced today that it plans to debut new smartphone and tablet applications at the 2012 HIMSS conference in Las Vegas February 20-24.
The new apps being showcased are its MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) and Emergency View Portal applications, which both work across smartphones and tablets running Android. Last week we covered the launch of the MyMedicalRecords prepaid PHR card that was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show, which features what the company calls a “Lifeline telephone number.” In the case of the prepaid PHR service, these Lifeline numbers are used to allow one’s physicians to send in health records and other information which are then centralized in a single PHR.
The launch of its Android mobile apps is the next step in the company’s long-term strategy to offer Web-based products and services on Verizon devices connected through Verizon’s Visual Voice Mail System, in addition to its Lifeline telephone numbers. The Company has already moved a significant portion of its Lifeline telecommunications network to Verizon where it currently is hosting more than 48,000 Lifeline numbers.
The mobile app will feature the MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record solution in an “intuitive, mobile-ready configuration” along with icons to access MMR’s patented Emergency View. Using Verizon’s Visual Voice Mail, a user can use their cell phone number interchangeably with their MyMedicalRecords Lifeline number, making the Android app a comprehensive emergency health information network for the entire family. In addition to receiving health information and other documents via upload, phone, fax, voice, etc., the new mobile apps allow a user to use the camera on their devices to snap photos of images for seamless upload into their PHR account.
The app will also enable the recording of video messages for communication of the patient’s health information, prescriptions, contraindications and more in the event of an emergency where the user cannot communicate with emergency personnel. What’s more, the app will also have a voice signature login capability in addition to traditional touch screen interface. The company believes the combination of features and benefits combined with the telemedicine portal will make the MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record the most “advanced, fully-functional PHR in the market today,” and it’s hard to argue considering the fast rollout of features and capabilities lately. mHealthWatch will be at the HIMSS conference to demo the new solution and will provide a full write-up when we have a chance to see the combined solution first hand.