AARP, Microsoft combine on PHR; Premier launches virtual community for providers, execs;

> In collaboration with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Microsoft has launched a new personal health record geared toward people over 50, the company announced. Dubbed AARP Health Record, the tool allows users to store and edit their personal health information and share it with doctors, caregivers and family members. Announcement

> Three regional health information organizations and three health information exchange vendors signed on to participate in the Statewide Health Information Network of New York this week, increasing the entity's reach across the state, the New York eHealth Collaborative announced this week. The three RHIOs include the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange, the e-Health Network of Long Island and the Taconic Health Information Network and Community. The three vendors include HealthUnity, IBM and InterSystems. Announcement

> The Premier healthcare alliance this week launched PremierConnect, a virtual healthcare community where providers, hospital executives and others in healthcare can interact with one another. Announcement

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