LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MediSwipe Inc. (www.MediSwipe.com) (OTCBB:MWIP), a patient security solutions and software development company for the medicinal marijuana and health care industry, today announced the launch of the Company's Certification Centers portal www.Thecertificationstation.com.
The unique health portal provides guidance and information to new patients seeking information on how to obtain or renew their medical marijuana certification card in the state of Michigan. Patients may download state forms, make appointments with licensed doctors online, and submit preliminary forms with medical records before actually coming to the center for certification with the doctor. The Certification Stations will also help those patients obtain their medical records for the certification appointment now required by state law as part of the approval process. Once the records are obtained and the patients certified by licensed doctors, all medical records will be digitally stored within the HIPAA compliant patient health portal developed by MediSwipe, which may be accessed by the patient to retrieve or add multiple records and documents at any time.
"The new certification stations 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 seeking to increase state tax revenue," stated B. Michael Friedman, CEO of MediSwipe
New Patients seeking to make an appointment via smartphone may do so using the newly approved "GetRX" application licensed by MediSwipe. Patients seeking to make an appointment directly from their phone should text MY800 or "69800" with the KEYWORD "GETRX" in the subject line and follow the prompts to make the appointment in Michigan or California, with additional states being added to the new smartphone application. Patients simply wishing to call in for an appointment may contact the Detroit or Ann Arbor locations 24/7 using the toll free number 800-873-0699.
Doctors under contract at the Certification Stations 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|
|Severe and Chronic Pain|
|Severe/Persistent Muscle Spasms|
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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