Santa Clara, Calif.-headquartered Intel Corp., and Stamford, Conn.-based Pitney Bowes have joined the Dossia Consortium. According to Cambridge, Mass.-based Dossia, the companies will now provide the Dossia Personal Health Record Platform to employees.
Dossia founders are cooperating to provide their employees with access to and control over their personal health information, with the goal of improving the health of their employees while controlling their healthcare spending, it touts. The founders group includes AT&T, Applied Materials, BP America, Cardinal Health, Intel, Pitney Bowes, Abraxis BioScience, Vanguard Health Systems, sanofi-aventis, and Walmart.
Dossia is a non-profit organization consisting of several large U.S. employers who have united under a common vision: to empower their employees to make smarter more informed decisions about their healthcare, it says. Dossia says, through the group companies will leverage their combined influence to break down barriers to health information, which will help drive consumer-initiated change.