Health Record Corporation, creator of MedKaz®, was established in 2006 when most care providers kept hand-written or typed records of their patient encounters in file folders lining the walls of their offices. Doctors exchanged their patients’ records by fax. And patients never saw their records.

Our first generation MedKaz system introduced two major innovations, eliminated the need for doctors to fax records, and ensured the patient’s complete record was available at the point of care. It was patented in 2007. This first generation system is still available today for care providers who prefer paper records.

  • It enabled care providers to combine their paper records with an electronic system, then electronically search and access specific handwritten or typed notes when treating their patients. (It also enabled them to manage aspects of their practice electronically.)
  • It changed the focus of record-sharing from trying to connect care provider silos via health information exchanges (HIEs) to giving the patient control of all his/her records. It assembled copies of the hybrid paper-electronic records from all the patient’s providers, and the application to manage them, on a MedKaz mini drive which the patient owned and shared with their doctors when they needed care.


We introduced the second generation MedKaz system in 2012, when most care providers were scrambling to install government-financed EMR systems and meet “meaningful use” requirements.

  • It assembles a patient’s now-fully-electronic records from all their providers on the patient’s MedKaz and increases provider efficiency and effectiveness as they examine and treat their patient.
  • Following each visit, providers continue to enter their progress notes into their EMR system, NOT their patient’s MedKaz. Their staff — manually or automatically — uploads a pdf copy of the progress notes and any other documents used during the visit, to our MedKaz Server, or sends them to us to do so. Our Server makes them searchable and emails the patient to download them onto their MedKaz.


Our third generation MedKaz system, introduced in 2019, established MedKaz as a communication platform as well as a repository of a patient’s lifetime health record. It added an extraordinary, groundbreaking feature that enables a patient to share his/her records with their doctors and anyone else they choose within 24 hours of a visit. For the first time:

  • a patient’s primary care physician (PCP) and other doctors who treat him/her for the same illness can catch a mistake before the patient is harmed or unnecessary costs are incurred.
  • loved-ones, care givers or others, can read the patient’s doctor’s notes and help them manage their care.
  • care provider practices, clinics and hospitals running different EMR systems in the same Accountable Care Organization (ACO) can easily exchange patient records and generate substantial profits.


Merle Bushkin is Founder & CEO of Health Record Corporation, the company he formed to create MedKaz. Previously a career investment banker, he initiated mergers and acquisitions totaling billions of dollars, spanning many industries. Earlier he worked as a corporate executive and management consultant. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

He became interested in medical records following Hurricane Katrina. Like others, he asked why doctors kept paper records and shared records via fax when every other industry was computerized.

As a senior citizen and investment banker, he brought a unique “outsider” perspective to the problem and assembled a talented team of developers and advisors to solve it. Our outstanding team members, initially headed by Greg Rosensteel, have degrees in computer science from leading universities, and have worked with such technology leaders as Google, Microsoft and InterSystems as well as entrepreneurial startups. Together, they formulated the unique, groundbreaking MedKaz solution.


Michael F. Epstein, MD, former EVP and chief operating officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School; previously chief operating officer and chief medical officer, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; neonatologist.

James X. Reynolds, President of Reynolds & Company, independent consultants for more than 30 years to healthcare, insurance and educational institutions. Formerly headed Booz, Allen & Hamilton’s Health and Medical Division in the Eastern US.

Kenneth R. Rossano, Former consultant to Korn/Ferry International; former head of Bank of Boston’s public relations, government relations, advertising and economic departments; corporate director; trustee, McLean Hospital, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary; corporator, Partners Health Care System.

Joel Shelkrot, MD, retired Medical Director, Northeast PHO, Beverly, MA, an affiliate of Partners Healthcare, Inc., and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Plan; previously President, The Medical Group, Beverly, MA.

Former Advisory directors include:

The late Harold Hestnes, Esq., former senior partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP; Former Board Chair, CareGroup, Inc., parent of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; former Chair, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

The late Carl Sloane, former Board Chairman and Life Trustee, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; former Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; founder and former CEO, Temple, Barker & Sloane, management consultants.


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