Dossia, a not-for-profit coalition of employers seeking to create a Web-based health record, reached a deal to use a health record developed by the Childrens Hospital Boston with Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology. Shannon Love, a Dossia spokeswoman, declined to give terms of the deal.
The agreement also calls for 321-bed Childrens Hospital to act as a consultant. Dossia, which gained its sixth member in February, Cardinal Health, also said two more employers joined the coalition: AT&T and Sanofi-Aventis. Combined, the eight employers cover more than 5 million workers, dependents and retirees; thats compared with 2.5 million in December, Love said.
Launched in December 2006, Dossia quickly hit a snag as it feuded with Omnimedix Institute, the startup originally tapped to build the Web-based record system, and eventually landed in private arbitration over the dispute, according to InformationWeek. -- by Melanie Evans
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