LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/11 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) (www.mymedicalrecords.com) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with UST Global®, a leading provider of IT services and solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 enterprises, to offer its unique MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) to UST Global's clients and strategic partners including some of the largest healthcare providers, payers and pharmacy retailers in the world. MMR is also providing 1,500 UST employees in the U.S. PHRs (www.mmrvideos.com) under the company's employee benefit program. In addition, the two companies will create a pre-paid Personal Health Record card to be offered for sale at pharmacy retailers and other mass merchandisers stating in the United States.
"The relationship with UST Global gives MMR the opportunity to offer a complete suite of integrated Electronic and Personal Health Records solutions available today," said Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMRGlobal. "MMR's patented Personal Health Record platform and document management and imaging technologies, when combined with UST's 8,000-person development resources and infrastructure, can bring MMR products and services to physicians, hospitals and payers globally. At the same time, MMR can sell UST's sophisticated electronic health management systems into its professional products and services channel."
Lorsch continued, "When prepaid phone cards were introduced to retail, it revolutionized telecommunications through sales to major mass merchandisers including office superstores, supermarkets, pharmacies and even the United States Postal Service. Now we will begin the same process selling Personal Health Record services at retail. Working with UST and building a manufacturers rep organization in advance of the Consumer Electronics Show can give MMR the ability to be the first to bring Personal Health Records to brand retailers."
Sajan Pillai, CEO of UST Global, said, "Addressing the growing IT security concerns of the healthcare industry is at the core of our services development strategy.