|[September 26, 2013]
Dossia Rolls Out Health Analytics Platform to Support Technology-Driven Population Health Management
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
In a move to help organizations rein in health care costs and improve
their members' health, Dossia today announced the launch of the Dossia
Dashboard, a population health management system that pairs the
company's personal health management platform with real-time data
analytics and evidence-based health rules to drive targeted and
personalized health interventions.
The Dossia Dashboard adds comprehensive reporting, predictive analytics
and business intelligence capabilities to the Dossia Health Manager, the
company's flagship product that incorporates personal health records, an
ecosystem of risk-specific health applications, social networking,
gamification and other tools to support care management and promote
lifestyle behavior change. The Dashboard is the newest addition to
Dossia's product suite, which is used by large self-insured employers,
population health and third-party administrators to help members better
manage their health and health care spending.
The Dossia Dashboard has been piloted by health coaches serving in a
growing number of African-American and Caribbean churches in New York
City. It enables these health coaches, who serve in the church health
ministries, to focus their attention on individuals with persistently
high blood pressure. The project is sponsred by the Primary Care
Information Project of the New York City Department of Health and Mental
"With the Dossia Dashboard I can see how congregants are trending and am
able to zero in on those who are trending poorly and need special
attention," said Phyllis Herbert, health ministries coordinator with the
Christian Fellowship Seventh-Day Adventist church in Brooklyn, New York.
"With proper outreach, health education and lifestyle changes, there
will be fewer visits to the hospital."
The Dossia Dashboard integrates several features that population health
managers say are critical to their efforts, including role-based and
group level security features, filtering capabilities and custom
reporting. The Dashboard also embeds evidence-based health rules to
drive targeted interventions based on a predefined set of "triggers."
For example, a patient newly diagnosed with hypertension would
automatically receive a notification urging them to obtain annual lab
tests to check their creatinine and potassium levels. An alert is posted
on their Dossia Health Manager news feed, and is sent via email or text
messaging depending on the individual's notification preferences.
"Since its inception Dossia has aimed to empower consumers to make
better choices about their health and well-being," said Michael J.
Critelli, Dossia's CEO. "By integrating best-of-breed population health
tools, the Dashboard not only strengthens our patient engagement
capabilities, it enables us to partner with health plans, providers,
wellness companies and other organizations that need the ability to
assess health risks in real-time and direct appropriate interventions to
address those risks. Now we can engage individuals in care management
and behavior change programs before major health events occur."
Dossia is dedicated to improving health and healthcare in America by
empowering individuals to make smart health decision and become more
discerning healthcare consumers. Backed by some of the largest, most
respected brands in the world, Dossia's founding member companies have
united under the common vision to engage their employees as true
partners in achieving high value healthcare. The Dossia founders group
includes AT&T (News - Alert), Applied Materials, BP America, Cardinal Health, Intel,
NantWorks, Pitney Bowes, Vanguard Health Systems and Walmart. For more
information, visit http://www.dossia.org.
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