LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MediSwipe Inc. (www.MediSwipe.com) (OTCQB:MWIP), a patient security solutions and financial products company for the medicinal marijuana and health care industry, today announced the opening of the first of two patient certification centers within the state of Michigan. The first patient certification center located in Washtenaw county is planned to open next week upon licensing approvals. The second certification center to be owned and operated by MediSwipe will include the acquisition of real property and building structure located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Both centers will be the first of their kind within the state allowing patients to receive guidance in filing required documents to the state in applying for state medical marijuana ID cards, receive consultations with on staff doctors and physicians for state certification and digitization and management of medical records within the MediSwipe system on behalf of registered caregivers. The certification centers will also allow for a central point for the 27,000 caregivers within the state to register within the MediSwipe data management system, for maintenance and data management of the patient count of each caregiver.
The MediSwipe Certification Centers will provide qualified patients with physician certifications for the use of medical marijuana. This certification is required in order to obtain valid a medical marijuana ID card from the State of Michigan.
Our fully licensed doctors will conduct their legal and ethical duties in full compliance with Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification guidelines.
The MediSwipe Certification Centers will abide the Michigan's Medical Marijuana Act, where a physician must state in writing that the patient has a debilitating medical condition that qualifies them for medical marijuana treatment. A state issued card allows patients to use marijuana treatment legally in the State of Michigan.
Patients suffering from the below listed conditions, may qualify for certification and Michigan state ID cards:
Agitation of Alzheimer's Disease Cancer Crohn's Disease Glaucoma Hepatitis C HIV/AIDS Severe Nausea Severe and Chronic Pain Seizures Severe/Persistent Muscle Spasms
"The new certification centers operated by MediSwipe will seek to provide the first HIPAA compliant medical data management system for the medical marijuana sector on behalf of patients and caregivers, providing patient authentication and storage of data, while at the same time streamlining the application process for new patients to receive state ID cards, provide certifications by licensed physicians and registration within our cloud based HIPAA compliant medical records database. Our goal will be to work with all regulated states, caregivers and patients to allow access to a compliant reporting system that will not only ensure patient security and privacy rights, but at the same time, provide necessary reporting data to states to increase state tax revenue," stated B. Michael Friedman, CEO of MediSwipe.
"Our unique and innovative model for these certification centers will remain completely agnostic of anything to do with actual medicine, and deal only with streamlining the state paperwork process for new patients, physician certification services and confidential consultations, HIPAA compliant digital record keeping and data management on behalf of caregivers. MediSwipe will receive processing and filing fees from the new patients for streamlining the process with the state, and receive monthly data management fees from caregivers for managing their patient data as a revenue model. We believe that we can capture monthly management fees from at least 5% of the almost 27,000 caregiver base and 20% of the current patient base of over 127,000 in Michigan alone, based on current interest and new legislation eliminating the existing dispensary models over the next two quarters as a conservative estimate," further stated Friedman.
About MediSwipe Inc.
MediSwipe Inc. (www.MediSwipe.com) provides innovative patient solutions for electronically processing transactions within the healthcare industry. MediSwipe provides terminal-based service packages and an integrated Web Portal add-ons for physicians, clinics, hospitals and medical dispensaries that include: digital patient records, Electronic Referrals, Credit/Debit Card merchant services, Check Guarantee and Accounts Receivable Financing.
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