August 24, 2011

BioSignia’s Know Your Number® 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 solution

Research Triangle Park, NC — 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 information@biosignia.com.

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About BioSignia
Headquartered in Cary, N.C., BioSignia is a leading technology and software company focused on bringing innovative risk assessment modeling solutions to the preventive healthcare and life insurance underwriting markets. BioSignia's patented Technology, Synthesis Analysis, provides the underpinnings of the healthcare application, Know Your Number® (KYN), and life insurance application, Mortality Assessment Technology® (MAT). This modeling capability represents a quantum leap forward in both morbidity and mortality risk assessment. BioSignia's R&D team has continued to advance synthesis modeling, continuously updating it to reflect the ever expanding need for better risk assessment, as well as effective chronic disease prevention, management, and treatment. For more information about BioSignia, visit: www.biosignia.com.

About Dossia
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 www.dossia.org.

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