BioSignia’s Know Your NumberŪ Catalyst for
Employee Communication in Dossia Health Manager
Leading predictive modeling company’s health risk assessment tool
embedded into Dossia’s personalized, data-driven health management
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina – August 24, 2011 —
BioSignia, a predictive modeling company providing innovative
solutions for chronic disease prevention and management, today
announced the signing of a licensing agreement with leading personal
health management system provider, Dossia. The agreement between the
companies is centered on the integration of BioSignia’s patented
predictive modeling technology into the recently launched Dossia
Health Management System.
Dossia is a leading health management system provider with an
existing customer base comprised of large self-ensured companies
dedicated to empowering individuals to take better control of their
health and healthcare. BioSignia’s “Know Your Number” health
assessment calculates an employee’s individual 5 year risk for
getting several of the nation’s most prevalent chronic diseases and
quantifies the impact that leading a healthier lifestyle can make on
preventing the onset of specific diseases. Know Your Number will be
available on the Dossia Health Management System to members of the
Dossia network in late September 2011. The Know Your Number findings
are communicated in an easy-to-interpret, visually compelling report
that outlines risk factors on a multi-dimensional scale. The Dossia
Health Manager then makes the information provided by Know Your
Number actionable by offering relevant content and suggestions for
tools to help users further reduce their risk.
“Know Your Number’s integration with Dossia’s intelligent platform
is a wonderful example of how the Dossia Health Manager offers next
generation personalization and capabilities to users,” commented
Steve Munini, Dossia COO. “Know Your Number’s multi-dimensional
results help us meet our goal of providing an engaging, personalized
experience for the employee,” added Mr. Munini.
“We are excited to have been selected by Dossia to help drive what
promises to be one of the most effective health management tools
available to corporations today,” said John Schilhab, BioSignia’s
Executive Vice President of Business Development. “Our scientists
have worked diligently to create a solution that provides employees
with the clinically-sound, actionable information they need to
achieve better health. Our alliance with Dossia is going to allow
our technology to improve the health of employees and enable
employers to reduce their healthcare spending; we couldn’t be more
excited about the future of the Know Your Number and Dossia Health
Manager,” added Schilhab.
For more information on BioSignia or Know Your Number, please call
888.324.6627 or email
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Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, BioSignia is a leading
technology company focused on bringing innovative assessment
solutions to the preventive health and life insurance markets. At
the core of BioSignia’s solutions is the company’s proprietary
synthesis modeling approach to morbidity and mortality assessment.
In 2004, Biosignia received the Disease Management Association of
America’s prestigious award for Best Enabling Tool for Disease
Management. Since then, the company’s talented R&D team has
continued to advance synthesis modeling, continuously updating it to
reflect the ever expanding need for effective disease and mortality
assessment. BioSignia’s technologies are currently being used by
hospital systems, health and wellness organizations, disease
management, clinical laboratories, and life insurance organizations.
In early 2010, BioSignia partnered with NBC’s The Biggest LoserŪ to
provide its advanced health assessment to contestants and viewers.
For more information, visit, www.biosignia.com.
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. Through Dossia, they will leverage their combined
influence to break down barriers to health information, which will
help drive consumer-initiated change. The Dossia Founders group
includes AT&T, Applied Materials, BP America, California Capital
Equity LLC, Cardinal Health, Intel, Pitney Bowes, sanofi-aventis,
Vanguard Health Systems and Walmart. For more information, visit