Revolution Health Group
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Revolution Health Group was a United States-based corporation founded in July 2005 by Steve Case, who previously co-founded America Online. Revolution Health’s stated mission is to change healthcare by giving people the tools, information and support to manage their health and wellness actively.
Revolution Health Group was one of three companies in the Revolution LLC group of companies. Revolution Health is a health-related portal site and social network that some have described as akin to WebMD. The company portal launched on January 20, 2007, using Ruby on Rails technology.
On October 25, 2007, the company dismissed 60 employees, or a quarter of its work-force, ostensibly as part of a restructuring.
On October 3, 2008, Revolution Health announced that it would merge with Waterfront Media, which operates the Everyday Health Network, in a deal valued at $300 million. The combined company was projected to have more than 20 million unique users*, according to a comScore research custom report.
- Clifford, Stephanie (October 3, 2008). "Two Online Health Site Operators to Announce a Merger". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
- Stephanie Clifford (October 2, 2008). "Two Online Health Site Operators to Announce a Merger". New York Times.
- Annys Shin (October 4, 2008). "With Merger, Revolution Takes Aim At WebMD". Washington Post.