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March 29, 2010

Chartis Forms Strategic Alliance With MMR Information Systems

MMR Information Systems has reported that Chartis will provide MMR's secure online Personal Health Record (PHR) to Chartis policyholders worldwide. The program, designed to be an integrated benefit to policyholders, will be introduced through local Chartis insurance companies throughout the world.

By CBR Staff Writer

MMR said that the PHR will be powered by MMR Information Systems, incorporating its MyMedicalRecords patented technologies and will initially be available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

MMR’s integrated patented Emergency Login, which MMR has introduced as a safety net for travelers and as an emergency-preparedness tool given the impact of natural disasters around the world, is an important feature of the PHR.

The Emergency Login allows for medical personnel to access potentially life-saving information, such as blood type, allergies and prescription medications, pre-selected by the user in the event of an emergency for any family member from wherever they are in the world.

All other information that is not authorized for emergency viewing is securely maintained in the user’s password-protected account and data that is deemed extremely sensitive can be kept in virtual lockboxes secured by secondary passwords.

Jeffery Kestenbaum, president of Chartis Consumer Lines, said: Chartis is excited to be able to offer its policyholders a personal health record, as well as a way to easily secure other critical personal documents, and make them all available to our policyholders around the clock and from anywhere in the world.

In addition to storing medical records, the PHR will also include a virtual MyESafe deposit box for the storage of other important documents, such as insurance policies, passports, deeds of trust, wills and advance directives, in a secure, encrypted Web-based application that can be accessed anytime from anywhere in the world.”

Robert Lorsch, chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems, said: We are proud to have created this potentially life-saving service and to be working on a worldwide launch of PHRs with Chartis. This is an especially gratifying time to be in our industry when the world is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on health information technologies.

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