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Chartis to Offer Electronic Personal Health Records to Policyholders Worldwide

Source: MarketWatch


Posted on 09 Apr 2010

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Chartis today announced that it will offer electronic personal health records to clients worldwide through a strategic alliance with MMR Information Systems. The Chartis insurers will initially offer electronic personal health records to Accident & Health policyholders and expect to expand the offering to additional product lines in the coming months.

Powered by MMR using its MyMedicalRecords(TM) technology (www.mymedicalrecords.com), policyholders and their families will be able to store and manage their personal health records, as well as other important documents, in a secure, encrypted Web-based application that can be accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Personal health records will initially be available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Storing personal health records is not the program's only feature. The program 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.

In addition to a comprehensive file management system, each personal health record will feature a separate emergency log-in that will allow first responders and other medical personnel to access potentially life-saving information such as blood type, medications, and allergies from virtually anywhere in the world.

"Chartis is excited to be able to offer its clients the ability to manage their personal health records and other critical personal documents, and make them available around the clock and from anywhere in the world," said Jeffrey Kestenbaum, President of Chartis International Consumer Lines.

"It is especially exciting to work with Chartis to introduce this life-saving service at a time when the world is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on health information technologies," said Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems.

For more information on the electronic personal health records program, please visit www.mymedicalrecordsonline.com/videos.

About Chartis Chartis is a world leading property-casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 40 million clients in over 160 countries and jurisdictions. With a 90-year history, one of the industry's most extensive ranges of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength, Chartis enables its commercial and personal insurance clients alike to manage virtually any risk with confidence.

Chartis is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty and general insurance operations of Chartis Inc. For additional information, please visit http://www.chartisinsurance.com.

All products are written by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of Chartis Inc. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions and is subject to actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain coverage may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

About MMR Information Systems MMR Information Systems, through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc.(TM), provides secure and easy-to-use online personal health records and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions that enable individuals and families to maintain and access all their medical records and other important documents from anywhere in the world using the internet.


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