BOCA RATON, Fla., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeFile International, Inc. (OTCQB: MDFI), a leader in Internet-enabled Personal Health Record (iPHR) management solutions, today announced that in response to the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and massive tsunami tragedy that recently struck Japan, the Company will donate 15% of all online sales of MedeFile memberships – processed through its web site (www.medefile.com) from today through April 15, 2011 – to the American Red Cross for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.
Kevin Hauser, President and CEO of MedeFile, stated, "The twin natural disasters that so devastated Japan serve as yet another reminder to us all how precious life is and how quickly the lives of survivors and others affected can be forever altered by tragic events totally out of their control. Sadly, the related loss of vital paper documents, including medical, legal, financial and personal records, can prove to greatly exasperate the lasting catastrophic effects of a disaster, as many Americans learned firsthand during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. What's more, according to the World Meteorological Organization, millions worldwide were impacted by the 950 natural disasters recorded just last year – nine-tenths of which were severe weather-related storms and floods. This made 2010 the year with the second highest number of natural catastrophes in the past 30 years."
Continuing, Hauser said, "Our Company was founded on the premise that individuals can and should be in full control of their and their loved ones' health records -- anywhere, anytime. Moreover, we have successfully architected a full-safe system that ensures that all records collected are protected from natural disaster, fire, loss and theft. In fact, security and on-demand access of a person's actual medical records have long been key hallmarks of the MedeFile system. But, it is the peace of mind we can deliver our members that we are most proud. Through this special relief initiative, we hope to achieve two critical objectives: providing our new members with both peace of mind and a meaningful way for helping the people of Japan."
About MedeFile International, Inc.
Headquartered in South Florida, MedeFile has developed and globally markets a proprietary, patient-centric, iPHR (Internet-enabled Personal Health Record) system for gathering, digitizing and organizing medical records so that individuals can have a comprehensive record of all of their medical visits. MedeFile's primary product is its web-based MedeFile solution, a highly secure system for gathering, maintaining, accessing and sharing personal medical records. Interoperable with most electronic medical record management systems marketed to the healthcare industry, the MedeFile solution is designed to gather all of its members' actual medical records and create a single, comprehensive Electronic Health Record (EHR) that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the member and the member's authorized users on any web-enabled device (PC, cell phone, smartphone, e-reader) and portable MedeDrive unit. For more information about MedeFile and its annual subscription-based programs, please visit www.medefile.com.
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