Dossia is a non-profit consortium of several large US employers including AT&T, Applied Materials, BP America, Cardinal Health, Intel, Pitney Bowes, sanofi-aventis and Wal-Mart. They have united to empower their employees to make smarter, more informed decisions about their healthcare. The intention is that through Dossia they will use their combined influence to break down barriers to health information, which will help drive consumer-initiated change. [My emphasis] As part of exerting that influence, Dossia has joined the Continua Alliance. Press release.