MyMedicalRecords.com to partner with Google Health
LOS ANGELES MyMedicalRecords.com has announced that it will be integrating with Google Health, which is expected to launch later this year, according to published reports.
The company is collaborating with Google Health to build a two-way interface that will allow users of Google Health to transfer information from their Google Health account into a MyMedicalRecords.com account and vice-versa.
MMR will give patients and healthcare providers the ability to upload images, such as x-rays, CT scans and MRIs, fax medical records and other important documents and to have doctors’ notes dictated into an account.
The information is easily accessible from any Internet-connected computer anywhere in the world with no special hardware or software. An emergency login feature enables an emergency medical provider to access important information in the event of a medical emergency.
“Once launched to the public, we believe Google Health will enable healthcare providers and patients to share vital information,” said Robert Lorsch, chief executive officer of MMR. “We are excited to have the opportunity to integrate with Google Health and look forward to individuals using MyMedicalRecords.com in conjunction with all the features and benefits of Google Health.”
QLT to sell off Aczone following FDA decision
VANCOUVER, Canada QLT has announced that it will proceed with its plan to sell its topical acne treatment Aczone after the Food and Drug Administration removed key blood monitoring requirements for the treatment, according to Reuters.
The company is selling the drug as part of a multi-step process to return it to its core business of treating eye diseases. Recently the company had been delving into acne and prostate cancer treatments.
Already several companies have expressed interest in Aczone and QLT predicts the drug will be sold within the next quarter or two.
Safeway offers Shingles vaccination
PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway is offering immunization against Shingles, a disease that commonly affects people over 50 or people with compromised immune systems, at 700 pharmacies in the states of Ark., Calif., Colo., Del., Hawaii, Ind., Ill., Mont., Neb., Nev., Ore., Pa., Texas, Va. ,W.Va. and Wash. The vaccine will be provided on a walk-in basis at in-store pharmacies.
“The only way to prevent against contracting this debilitating disease is to get a single shot. By administering vaccines on site, Safeway is making it easy for anyone to protect themselves,” said Dave Fong, Safeway senior vice president of pharmacy. “Receiving a shingles vaccination is as easy as stopping at the pharmacy during your regular shopping trip.”
Safeway also offers full-service adult and adolescent immunization services for the prevention of such ailments as tetanus, hepatitis, pneumococcal, meningococcal and more.