Healthline

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Healthline Media
Healthline logo.svg
Type of site
Private
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)[3] (as YourDoctor.com)
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S. New York City, New York, United States
OwnerHealthline Media
Key peopleDavid Kopp, CEO[1]
ProductsHealth information services
Employees279 (2018)
Websitewww.healthline.com
Alexa rank243 As of November 2019[2]

Healthline Media, Inc. is an American website and provider of health information headquartered in San Francisco, CA. It was founded in 2006, and established as a standalone entity in January 2016.[4]

As of July 2019, it had a global ranking by Alexa of 404 and a United States ranking of 149.[2]

Overview[edit]

Healthline Media was founded in 1999 as YourDoctor.com, by endocrine specialist James Norman.[5] In 2006, the company was re-launched as Healthline Networks.[6]

By 2013, it had over $21 million in revenue and 105 employees.[6]

Deloitte ranked Healthline Media as one of the top 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.[7]

In January 2016, Healthline raised $95 million in growth equity financing through Summit Partners.[8] Under the terms of the agreement, Healthline's media business was established as a standalone entity with David Kopp, former general manager, as CEO.

The firm acquired the new websites MedicalNewsToday.com and MediLexicon.com in May 2016.[9]

Healthline.com[edit]

Healthline Media's website publishes health and wellness information, and a competitor to WebMD.[5][10] In 2009, Kim Komando, a technology columnist with USA Today, listed Healthline.com as a top health information website.[11]

In addition to Healthline.com, the company also provides health-related content, tools and services to more than 40 other sites.[12] In 2010, Healthline Media signed an agreement to provide medical and health-related content and tools to Yahoo! Health.[12] Other partners include AARP.com and DoctorOz.com.[5] Healthline Networks software also powers Aetna's patient portal.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive Team". Healthline Networks.
  2. ^ a b "healthline.com Site Overview". www.alexa.com. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "YourDocto.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "Healthline". CrunchBase.
  5. ^ a b c Roush, Wade. "Healthline Battles WebMD With Personalized Medical Search Tools, Body Maps". Xconomy. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Healthline Networks, Inc". InsideView.
  7. ^ "Technology Fast 500". Deloitte. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013.
  8. ^ Healthline Media Raises Growth Financing from Summit Partners http://www.summitpartners.com/news/healthline-media-raises-growth-financing-from-summit-partners
  9. ^ Healthline Media Grows Digital Reach with Acquisition of #1 Website for Medical News Information http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13368746.htm
  10. ^ Tedeschi, Bob (January 23, 2006). "This Site Knows a Cold Isn't a Rock Band". The New York Times. Retrieved January 23, 2006.
  11. ^ Komando, Kim (July 30, 2009). "Online Tools Help Cope With Serious Illness". USA Today. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  12. ^ a b Helft, Miguel (April 1, 2010). "Yahoo Teams Up with Healthline". Bits (blog). The New York Times. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
  13. ^ Kolbasuk McGee, Marianne. "Aetna Taps Healthline for Patient Portal". Information Week. Retrieved March 29, 2011.