On Tuesday, AARP announced that it is partnering with Microsoft HealthVault to launch the AARP Health Record, an online personal health record for people age 50 and older, Healthcare IT News reports.
Microsoft HealthVault is an online platform that lets users compile personal health data from several sources and store the information in a single location.
Details of the Initiative
AARP officials said the PHR project is part of the organization's broader effort to offer more online tools and services to seniors.
The AARP Health Record aims to help users track and manage basic health data, including:
- Blood type;
- Drug allergies;
- Medication; and
- Personal health history.
Users also will be able to print wallet-sized cards detailing their vital health statistics.
In addition to storing health data, the AARP Health Record will offer various health and wellness applications to help users:
- Monitor chronic conditions;
- Share data with their physicians; and
- Track progress in meeting their health goals (Miliard, Healthcare IT News, 6/5).