Revolution Health Group
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|Headquarters||Washington DC, USA|
|Key people||Steve Case, Chairman/CEO|
Revolution Health Group is 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 is 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. Users are urged to ask questions and answer other users’ questions, rate their doctors, participate in online discussions and otherwise contribute content. The site also has a number of tools to help people become healthier, such as a calculator that shows how long you need to do a given activity to lose a pound of weight, and a tool for showing you how much money an individual will save if he quits smoking. Every user has a profile page where they can link up to other users, set personal goals and aggregate content they’ve contributed to the site.
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 is projected to have more than 20 million unique users*, according to a comScore research custom report.
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