I believe Olympia Medical Center is the first hospital to license and agree to the royalties from the PHR (personal health records) from MMRGlobal directly. There have been other agreements to include a recent claim with drug store chain Walgreens as well which stated last week they will need to take 30 days to review upon receipt of the complaint from MMRGlobal. Various entities in the healthcare business are in potential violation so agreements appear to vary a bit whether it be a technology provider, a medical records system, drug store chain and so on.
MMRGlobal And Interbit Data Enter License Agreement To Sell MMR Patented PHR Technologies With MEDITECH EMR Systems As Relates To MyMedicalRecords.Com With Interbit Solutions
The detailed report references in the original press release can be read below as embedded. WebMD also received a complaint and have not heard yet on their response but I’m sure as it develops more information will follow. Also I met with Bob back when the patent complaints began and he explained to me in an interview a little bit more about how the patients were filed and when. You can also search this web for additional information as there are several other updates I have posted as news becomes available. BD
MMRGlobal Announces Another Hospital Patent License Agreement at HIMSS13
NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 03/04/13 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) today announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., it has reached an agreement to license MMR's extensive health IT patent portfolio, which includes seven U.S. patents -- Nos. 8,301,466; 8,352,287; 8,352,288; 8,121,855; 8,117,646; 8,117,045; and 8,321,240 -- to Olympia Medical Center. T
he License Agreement also includes rights to additional pending applications and continuation applications, all of which involve inventions pertaining to Personal Health Records, Patient Portals and other Electronic Health Record systems. Olympia is a Los Angeles-based hospital with 204 beds, staffed by more than 600 physicians representing over 40 specialties, and known for its continuous program enhancement and excellence in service. With the latest license, the Company goes into its first day at HIMSS with royalty-based license agreements with EHR vendors, surgery centers, PHR vendors, Interbit Data, wellness providers, Burkhart Dental, and hospitals in addition to reseller relationships with healthcare professionals, associations, retailers and others as a direct result of MMR's patented IP embedded in its MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record and MMRPro document management and imaging services for healthcare professionals. The Company is exhibiting at the HIMSS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition, in booth #3363.
As a result of heightened awareness of the MyMedicalRecords patent portfolio, the Company will be meeting with hospital administrators, providers, retail pharmacies, patient monitoring and telemedicine service providers and laboratories, as well as other software and equipment vendors in the healthcare and wellness markets. Without a license to the MMR patent portfolio, hospitals and providers could find themselves infringing on MMR's IP, since in order to fully qualify for incentives under the HITECH Act, Meaningful Use core requirements to provide patients access to their personal health information through a Web-based portal must be met.