Coming over the news wires today is a press release from the AARP announcing that they are now offering their members a variety of online health management tools within the Health section of their website.
Five specific tools are offered:
- Symptom Search by Healthline
- Health Illustrated Encylopedia by A.D.A.M
- Doctor & Hospital Finder by HealthGrades (some customization of HealthGrades for the AARP demographic)
- Drug Database & Interaction Checker by Gold Standard
All of these tools can be found in various PHRs on offer today, particularly those sponsored by health plans or employers. So is it a far stretch to imagine the AARP providing a PHR to members as well? After all, they did do a report on the topic a couple years back so it does not take too much imagination to see such occur.