March 22, 2010
ABC News Digital announced today that it is working with Healthline Networks, a leading provider of intelligent health information services. As part of the collaboration, ABCNEWS.comwill provide its users with interactive medical and health tools, powered by Healthline Networks. The enhanced health site, available at ABCNEWS.com/Healthwill also feature advanced search technology and content to help users find the information they need to better manage their health and wellness.
“Healthline now provides a growing suite of advanced health information technologies to more than 40 top-tier companies, across almost every sector in consumer healthcare,” said West Shell III, Chairman & CEO of Healthline Networks. “We are excited to be working closely with ABC News, which is committed to helping millions of loyal users engage more deeply in understanding and managing their health, fitness and overall quality of life.”
“We’re pleased to add Healthline’s content and tools to ABC News’ online library of health and medical reporting – which features reporting from all ABC News shows and platforms, including ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘World News,’” said Paul Slavin, Senior Vice President of ABC News Digital. “ABC News Digital is dedicated to providing our users with health and wellness resources.”
The health site on ABCNEWS.comcombines ABC News’ library of health resources which includes reporting and videos from ABC News programs, such as “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer,”and ABC News NOW’s “Good Morning America Health,” with Healthline’s interactive clinical applications such as SymptomSearch™, TreatmentSearch™, and DocSearch™. ABCNEWS.comusers will also have access to key health and wellness trends through Healthline’s premier health content from partners such as A.D.A.M and Gold Standard.
Healthline Networksis a leading provider of intelligent health information services, enabling over 90 million consumers a month to make more confident, informed healthcare decisions. The company's proprietary consumer healthcare taxonomy, the largest of its kind, powers a suite of intelligent health search, content and advertising services. Combining advanced search technology with deep medical expertise, Healthline partners with a network of over 40 trusted destination sites that include publishers, portals, search engines, employers and health plans. Headquartered in San Francisco, Healthline is backed by Aetna, GE/NBCU, JHK Investments LLC, Kaiser Permanente, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Reed Elsevier, U.S. News & World Report, and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information visit http://www.healthline.com.
About ABC News Digital
ABC News Digital Media Group includes ABCNEWS.com; ABC News NOW; ABC News Mobile; ABC News Productions; ABC News International; and VideoSource, ABC News’ library of historic news events dating back to 1963. ABCNEWS.comis the 24-hour online news service of ABC News launched in May 1997 and is consistently ranked among the top news sites. ABC News NOWis a digital network that offers a wide range of live and on-demand programming and is available to 44 million subscribers on broadband, cable and mobile platforms. ABC News is available anytime, anywhere on your mobile device: m.abcnews.comand on the iPhone.