Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Anyone Have Any Idea What Is Going On Here? It Seems Really, Really Odd To Me.

This appeared overnight:
July 07, 2014 08:15 ET

MMRGlobal CEO Bob Lorsch Meets With Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Signs Patent License Agreement With Leading EMR Systems Provider in Australia

LOS ANGELES, CA and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Jul 7, 2014) - MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), through its wholly owned subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR"), and Claydata® today jointly announced the signing of a patent license agreement. Claydata, headed by CEO Joseph Gracé, M.D., is a leading Australian health information technology provider based in Sydney and provides its eHealth products and services to a number of healthcare organizations from over 800 referring doctors, many of which utilize Personal Health Record (PHR) services from Claydata that will fall under the license agreement. The agreement was signed following a week of meetings with the private sector and Australian officials, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, in connection with a program designed to generate revenue in Australia through a private sector business cooperation initiative between the United States and Australia. The program focuses on economics, sustainability, tourism, music & entertainment, food & wine, arts & culture, defense, political partnerships, healthcare, technology and other commercial opportunities. The meetings also focused on opportunities in the Trans-Pacific Partnership which includes 12 member countries, of which MMR owns relevant health IT patents and other intellectual property in seven of them, specifically, the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore.
The Claydata agreement calls for MMR to receive license fees based on a percentage of the gross sales of Claydata's products and services revenue. In exchange, Claydata benefits by being the first end user to license to MMR's portfolio of Personal Health Record and eHealth patents in Australia and New Zealand, which include but are not limited to Australian Patent Nos. 2006202057 and 2008202401, New Zealand Patent No. 566650, and U.S. Patent Nos. 8,117,045; 8,117,646; 8,121,855; 8,301,466; 8,321,240; 8,352,287; 8,352,288; 8,498,883; 8,626,532; 8,645,161 and 8,725,537. This allows Claydata to offer its services to customers with complete assurance that end users would not be infringing on MMR's patents.
The agreement also gives Claydata the right to offer selected MMR proprietary features and benefits from the MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record on a revenue sharing basis in addition to the payment of license fees. Dr. Gracé is also currently the Medical Director of the North Shore Medical Group, North Shore Heart Clinic®, North Shore Vein Clinic® and North Shore Homecare Services.
Dr. Joseph Gracé said, "There are tremendous changes in healthcare going on in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region. This agreement gives Claydata the opportunity to sell our interoperable systems to customers with a license to MMR's IP. The agreement also gives Claydata the right to resell MMR's MyMedicalRecords product to the clients we serve."
Using MMR's patented IP and Claydata technologies, healthcare professionals can provide patients and any number of treating doctors, (including emergency room physicians and staff) access to complete, secure and private medical information whenever and wherever it's needed from anywhere in the world regardless of the number of treating physicians and the technology on the other end of the PHR. The Claydata patient portal also reduces healthcare costs, eliminates unnecessary duplicate testing and delays in obtaining treatment, as well as other wasteful and potentially dangerous practices facing patients.
Dr. Gracé is a highly respected physician who has been practicing medicine in Sydney for more than 26 years. The inspiration for Claydata and its suite of medical software came from Dr. Gracé's frustration with existing practice management systems. As a result, he designed and built the Claydata hospital and ambulatory care solutions. Dr. Gracé will assist MMR in introducing both the MMR platform of patented Personal Health Record products and services and related intellectual property along with strategic partner 4medica's integrated EHR (iEHR®) platform to physicians, providers, information providers and government agencies in Australia.
Dr. Gracé's extensive medical experience has accorded him Fellowships with the Australasian College of Phlebology, the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners, and the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. Among other achievements, Dr. Gracé has taken Claydata's innovative eHealth technologies to the NSW Trade & Investment's INNOVATE NSW Collaborative Solutions conference and developed a consortium partnership with the University of New South Wales' Asia-Pacific Ubiquitous Health Care Research Centre.
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There is some press coverage here:

Claydata seals deal with MMR

Fran Foo

Technology Reporter
E-HEALTH provider MyMedicalRecords has inked a patent licensing agreement with Sydney-based health IT solutions provider Claydata.
MyMedicalRecords, a subsidiary of MMRGlobal, said the deal allows Claydata to offer its services to customers with the assurance that end users would not be infringing MMR’s patents.
Last year MMR alleged that the National E-Health Transition Authority, developer of the personally controlled e-health records system, had infringed its patents.
Claydata will be first end user to license MMR’s portfolio of personal health record and e-health patents in Australia and New Zealand, MMR said.
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You can read the long but also pretty odd history of Claydata here:
Questions include:

1. How does this all involve the Prime Minister?

2. What does this mean for other PHR providers - including NEHTA?

3. Who is actually using Claydata software and in what role. Has anyone actually heard of them and what market segment do they lead?

4 . What does this mean for the whole medical software sector

Anyone who can add more feel free to comment!

Very, very odd!



Anonymous said...

1) It doesn't - he had his photo taken with someone
2) Nothing - if they didn't infringe before they still aren't
3) Noone and none
4) Nothing

This is how they work. They get photos with famous people, they sign up Guy Sebastian, they write press releases purporting to have secured deals with market leaders. It is all smoke and mirrors, designed to fool the weak minded into thinking their patents have "value". Ignore them and they will go away.

Anonymous said...

Claydata's site says "The dynamic team of product designers and programmers have developed some of the most innovative practice management systems in the world."

But does it connect with the PCEHR?