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