Dossia Allies with Mediclim to Provide Weather Related Health Alerts

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Leading Health Management System provider adds best in class weather health warning system to application ecosystem.

Dossia, a leading Health Management System provider, today announced that the organization has joined forces with Mediclim, a leading health warning system, to provide users with weather related Health Forecasts. The Mediclim system will be available to Dossia users through the Dossia Marketplace.

By including Mediclim in the Dossia Marketplace, Dossia recognizes the benefit to users of being forewarned by Mediclim’s unique service, in which a warning is sent out 24 hours before weather conditions are likely to trigger a user’s illnesses in his or her geographic location. By taking in to account weather parameters known to affect health, such as humidity, barometric pressure and temperature, Mediclim can assist users who suffer from Migraines, Asthma, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Diabetes and COPD by letting them know in advance that their condition may be triggered.

“We are delighted to be part of the Dossia Marketplace,” said Dr. John Bart, President of Mediclim. “Over the last four years our subscribers have told us how useful they find our service and truly believe our motto that ‘Forewarned is forearmed.’"

“Being able to predict oncoming health episodes is a necessary step in successfully managing and treating these types of conditions,” said Dossia CEO Mike Critelli. “Mediclim fills an important need for our users in the Dossia Marketplace.”

By knowing in advance that the weather is likely to exacerbate their chronic health problem, patients are able to take precautions and preventive actions. Independent studies have shown that advanced warning for oncoming attacks reduces patients’ suffering and results in cost savings to them, their employers and health services.

The Dossia Health Management System provides users with an entire ecosystem of health applications, which help users manage a wide variety of health and healthcare problems, ranging from disease management to health finance management. Dossia is dedicated to providing users with best in class solutions to help them manage their lives.

For further details about this service visit http://www.mediclim.com and for more information about the Dossia Health Management System visit http://www.dossia.org.

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, Cardinal Health, Intel, NantWorks, Pitney Bowes, Sanofi, Vanguard Health Systems and Walmart. For more information, visit http://www.dossia.org.

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