HealthHistories, CCI Technologies Enter Electronic Records Agreement

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BETHANY (JR) -- HealthHistories Inc. has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with CCI Technologies to market a paperless electronic medical records management system.

Under the agreement, which is effective immediately, HealthHistories will market the electronic records management system under a new subsidiary doing business as The Paperless Solution.

"This agreement brings together two cutting-edge paperless systems that will benefit consumers, health care providers and employers," said Stan Martin, founder and president of HealthHistories, which stores password-protected individual medical records both online and on a credit card-size CD called Medical Web Card.

HealthHistories will provide the cards as a value-added benefit to members and employees of nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce, businesses and churches with The Paperless Solutions growing market share in the Southwest among health care providers, Martin said.

Consumers benefit from the agreement through increased synchronization of personal medical web cards with a growing number of doctors' offices and emergency rooms equipped with the technology, he said.

Health care providers can reduce operational expenses by combining The Paperless Solution and medical web cards that together substantially eliminate the cost of paper, file folders, file cabinets and staff time for manual copying and distribution.

"Some clinics are reporting that using the paperless system has increased staff efficiencies as much as 40 percent," Martin said. "When more people begin walking in with personal medical web cards, these same clinics will experience further cost-cutting advantages.

The cost for the card is a one-time fee of $29.95. After that, the cardholder's first updated card is free and subsequent updated cards are $14. …