About the PCHR

The Dossia PCHR (or Personally-Controlled Health Record) is characterized by the secure flow of information from various providers to the patient-employee. Dossia places the patient as the point of aggregation of his or her own (automated and/or self-populated) health data versus the insurance or medical provider.

Once gathered and securely stored in a centralized database, the electronic summary of health information is portable, and continually available to individuals for life, even if they change employers, insurers, or health care providers. Most importantly, the electronic health record is personally controlled, private and secure.

Dossia is completely opt-in, and is designed to be a flexible tool that allows patients to input or capture -- and share with whom they choose -- as much or as little information as they alone determine. That’s what it means to be personally-controlled. While it is recommended that a complete record is shared with one’s private physician, the decision is always in the consumer’s hands.

Consumer control is Dossia’s guiding principle. Dossia understands the crucial need to safeguard the sensitive information within a PCHR. The Dossia system was developed to intentionally not just meet, but to exceed existing legal requirements regarding privacy.

Dossia is also protected by additional security enhancements appropriate to the sensitive nature of medical data. Each consumer’s Dossia PCHR site is password-protected and secured by the same financial industry technologies that ensure the safety of billions of dollars of online transactions every day.

Learn more about IndivoHealth, the technology behind Dossia.

How Dossia Works

As a vital communication tool, the Dossia PCHR enables users to better understand their health. It empowers them to be active partners in managing their healthcare and to make better choices for themselves and their families, and will help improve the quality of care received.