11 Jun 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: MMRGlobal announced that through its China joint venture, Unis-Tonghe MMR International Health Management Service, with JV partner Unis-Tonghe Technology (Zhengzhou) (UNIS), the company is participating in the Chinese government's initiative to build health information technology systems that will, among other things, exchange Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) data to Personal Health Records (PHRs). The project will be started in Henan province and Xinjiang province, which have over 100 million inhabitants, and will utilize MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record products and services.
Recently, the National Development and Reform Commission released the "Primary Health Care Institutions Management Information System Construction Project," which calls for extensive programs to digitize electronic health records for its citizens. According to the report, the Commission has arranged $203.79 (1.25 bn RMB) for the construction of primary health care information technology for 29 provinces, to include primary health care institution management information systems and centralized procurement of drugs.
The MMR/UNIS joint venture is chartered to develop medical information management software, medical information technology software, health records management systems, and provision related services, including MMRGlobal's Personal Health Record systems. The business is allowed to offer its products and services to the Chinese government, hospitals, health care facilities and to the general public.