MMR Information Systems announced former House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt will be participating more actively with its subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords.
Gephardt, 68, currently sits on the board of advisers of the personal health-record developerwhich he joined in February 2007. He will leverage his congressional experience to help the company identify opportunities to obtain money through the federal stimulus package and will work on initiatives to promote PHRs to the public, according to a MyMedicalRecords spokesman. Gephardt is president and chief executive officer of Gephardt Group, and he is a member of the healthcare reform organization dubbed Americas Agenda. He will be in Chicago with MMR Information Systems for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference next month.
Los Angeles-based MMR Information Systems was formed out of a merger with Favrille, a drug developer, in November 2008. The company develops Web-based storage applications for health records as well as other types of documents, such as wills and birth certificates.