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Healthline Networks, Inc.
Founded 1999
Headquarters San Francisco, USA
Key people
Dean Stephens, Co-Founder and CEO, Niraj Katwala,
CTO & GM [1]
Products Health information services
Number of employees
105 (2013)[2]
Slogan Connect to Better Health

Healthline Networks is a privately owned provider of health information and technology solutions for publishers, advertisers, employers, healthcare providers, and health plans.[3]


Healthline Networks was founded in 1999 as, by endocrine specialist Dr. James Norman.[4] In 2005, the company was re-launched as Healthline Networks. Today, the company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.[2] According to information retrieved from InsideView in 2013, Healthline Networks has over $21 Million in revenue and 105 employees.[2]

Deloitte ranked Healthline Networks as one of the top 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.[5]

Investors in the privately held company include Aetna Ventures, LLC, Comcast Ventures, GE, Investor Growth Capital, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Reed Elsevier Ventures, U.S. News & World Report, and VantagePoint Capital Partners.[6][7]

The company’s product suite consists of health search and navigation products (BodyMaps, HealthLinks, HealthAnswers), including clinical applications of these products (Symptom Search, Treatment Search, Doctor Search, Drug Search).[2] The product suite also includes display, banner and rich media advertising services, and medical reference content.[2][edit]

Healthline Network’s content website,, is a health information destination site. According to comScore, had over 3.3 million visitors in October 2013 and 7 million page views,[8] and is a significant competitor to WebMD.[4] [clarification needed][9] In 2009, Kim Komando, a technology columnist with USA Today, listed as a top health information website.[10]

In addition to, the company also provides health-related content, tools and services to more than 40 other sites.[11] In 2010, Healthline Networks signed an agreement to provide medical and health-related content and tools to Yahoo Health[11] Other partners include and[4] Healthline Networks software also powers Aetna’s patient portal.[12]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Executive Team". Healthline Networks. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Healthline Networks, Inc.". InsideView. 
  3. ^ "Healthline". CrunchBase. 
  4. ^ a b c Roush, Wade. [, "Healthline Battles WebMD With Personalized Medical Search Tools, Body Maps"] Check |url= scheme (help). Xconomy. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Technology Fast 500". Deloitte. 
  6. ^ Gonzalez, Nick. "Healthline Gets $21 Million and Some New Friends". TechCrunch. Retrieved July 16, 2007. 
  7. ^ Arrington, Michael. "Healthline Just Raised Serious Cash". TechCrunch. Retrieved January 22, 2006. 
  8. ^ "Overview Media Dashboard:". comScore. 
  9. ^ Tedeschi, Bob (January 23, 2006). "This Site Knows a Cold Isn’t a Rock Band". The New York Times. Retrieved January 23, 2006. 
  10. ^ Komando, Kim (July 30, 2009). "Online Tools Help Cope With Serious Illness". USA Today. Retrieved July 30, 2009. 
  11. ^ a b Helft, Miguel (April 1, 2010). "Yahoo Teams Up With Healthline". The New York Times. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  12. ^ Kolbasuk McGee, Marianne. "Aetna Taps Healthline for Patient Portal". Information Week. Retrieved March 29, 2011.