Provider Joins PHR Group as Employer

Vanguard Health Systems, which operates 15 hospitals in four states, has joined the Dossia Consortium of employers pledging to implement personal health records software for their employees.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard is the first provider organization to join Dossia. Other members include Abraxis BioScience, AT&T, Applied Materials, BP America, Cardinal Health, Intel, Pitney Bowes, sanofi-aventis and Wal-Mart.

Vendors offering PHR software to Dossia members include MediKeeper, HealthTrio, Metavante, eClinicalWorks and WebMD. Vanguard Health has not yet selected its vendor or vendors.

Vanguard's hospitals are in Chicago, Phoenix, San Antonio and Massachusetts. More information is available at vanguardhealth.com and dossia.org.

--Joseph Goedert

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