LOS ANGELES, April 1, 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 second patient certification center within the state of Michigan in downtown Detroit by end of this week. The company has acquired through a long term lease agreement approximately 3,000 square feet of a former chiropractic clinic within the Blaine Hospital Building at 2151 East Jefferson Avenue. The property includes access to a full pharmacy and emergency care facility on the premises. The first patient certification center located within Washtenaw county in Ann Arbor is presently open and will be taking patients as of this week. The first of two patient and wellness centers operated by MediSwipe are now branded as "The Certification Station," with plans for additional locations in Massachusetts following the recent passage and guidelines for medicinal marijuana legislation and San Diego, California.
The Certification Stations will be a full service facility, allowing patients to receive guidance in filing required documents to the state in applying for state medical marijuana ID cards, receive consultations through on location doctors and physicians for state certification as well as providing digitization and management of medical records within the MediSwipe system on behalf of registered caregivers. The Certification Stations 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. Doctor consults and education will also be provided through the Company's telehealth platform and a HIPAA compliant secure messaging application for both doctors and patients of the Certification Stations is now available and free to patients as a download on iTunes and Android stores by searching "MIsecuremessages."
The MediSwipe Certification Station will provide qualified patients with physician certifications for the use of medical marijuana. This certification is required in order to obtain a valid a medical marijuana ID card from the State of Michigan. Fully licensed doctors will conduct their legal and ethical duties in full compliance with Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification guidelines.
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|
|Severe and Chronic Pain|
|Severe/Persistent Muscle Spasms|
"Our annual report or 10K filing today will provide a meaningful roadmap of all the MediSwipe applications and identify a clear direction within this sector over the next twelve months. The last several months spent in research and development of our applications for provisional centers, pharmacies and caregivers is just now starting to bear fruit as we open our first Certification Stations, and begin the introduction of our data management software for several thousand patients over the course of this month. Our first Certification Stations operated by MediSwipe in the state of Michigan 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 HIPAA compliant medical records database. The website for TheCertificationStation.com to be lauched within the next week will allow online appointment setting for patients throughout legal jurisdictions, and access to physicians and the MediSwipe suite of applications," stated B. Michael Friedman, CEO of MediSwipe.
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 elective surgery financing.
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