You can read the entire press release at the source link at the bottom for additional details. St. Helens is a teaching hospital in the UK. Personal Health Records have been slow to catch on but you can read a related post below on some of the other inroads being made here in the US.
If you have kept up with the NHS medical records business over the years they have had a bit of mess with creating a solution for patients. One of the more embarrassing events took place back in 2009 with a USB drive being left on the car seat with encrypted data on the drive, but the login and passwords were taped on the drive. In all of healthcare, security has been a big issue so it’s time for the patient to make some moves here to be sure they have their medical information saved and available.
If You Take the Time to Encrypt Medical Information – Don’t Tape the Passwords on the Container or Flash Drive – NHS Security Breach
You can read more at the MMR website on how the “professional” version works with providers in bridging the gap with patients and doctors creating and having access to their personal health records. BD
LOS ANGELES, CA, Jun 11, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- MMRGlobal, Inc. MMRF +0.77% ("MMR") today announced that it has agreements in place to launch the Company's health IT products and services in Europe. MMR plans on installing its MMRPro document management and imaging system in St. Helens Hospital in the United Kingdom ( www.sthk.nhs.uk ). As a result of the Company's existing relationships and agreements with Kodak distributors, Chartis and others, MMR is expanding in the UK and France, which will also include its MyMedicalRecords Personal health Record (PHR).
In Australia, MMR is working with its licensee VisiInc PLC to market Personal Health Records to government, healthcare professionals and consumers. The Visi PHR will incorporate Personal Health Record patents issued in Australia and owned by MMR. There continues to be significant movement regarding the adoption of PHRs in Australia. Starting July 1, 2012, patients will be able to opt-in and register to have an eHealth record where they can create their health summary, such as listing their medications and allergies. The entire process is projected to take as long as 10 years, which underscores the value of MMR's patents and the VisiInc relationship.