Dossia’s personal health manager, launched this week, incorporates multiple aspects of a user’s heath into one location. Offered as a voluntary service through employers, a personalized portal houses data from electronic health records. But it also allows users to track data from devices, such as the Fitbit or NikePlus, both of which measure activity.
Users also have access to a curated app store with a range of medical and wellness offerings; the health-care blue book, for example, compares costs for different tests, while a health-risk-assessment app uses test results from the patient’s health record to perform a type of assessment typically done in the doctor’s office.
Families can create networks of members, allowing anyone in a family to track the clan’s health activities. A Facebook-like news feed keeps users informed of updates, such as when a claim went through, when other members exercised, or when test results are available.