SOURCE: Healthwise

July 18, 2007 08:00 ET

Healthwise and Revolution Health Make Consumer Health Information Widely Available

Companies Team Up to Empower People to Make Better Health Decisions

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Healthwise today announced an agreement with Revolution Health Group to make comprehensive consumer health content more widely available and to enable more people to make better health decisions. Healthwise will provide a core source of expert content on RevolutionHealth.com, a new Web site designed to transform how people get their health information.

Revolution Health and Healthwise share the goal of empowering consumers to make well-informed decisions about their health. By combining efforts, the companies expect to better engage consumers by providing information on a range of important health issues, such as conditions, treatments, and healthy living topics all in one free and easy-to-use site -- RevolutionHealth.com.

"Over the past decade, Americans have learned to rely on the Internet to become their own travel agents, stockbrokers, and retirement planners," said Donald W. Kemper, founder and CEO of Healthwise. "Americans are ready to take more control over their health through the resources available on the Internet today. The agreement between Healthwise and Revolution Health gives them the information, tools, and communities of knowledge they need to make this transformation happen."

RevolutionHealth.com helps consumers gain control of their health by combining the wealth of Healthwise® information with communities of personal insight and wisdom. The site leverages the best expert advice and marries it with the power of social networking and more than 125 online tools to help inform and empower consumers to take more control of their health.

To support the new role of the patient, Revolution Health will employ the trusted, evidence-based health information from the Healthwise Knowledgebase. The Healthwise Knowledgebase at RevolutionHealth.com includes more than 6,000 online health topics ranging from managing chronic conditions to maintaining good health.

About Healthwise

Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Nearly 100 million times a year, people turn to Healthwise information to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with health plans, hospitals, disease management companies, and health Web sites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. To learn more about the Healthwise Information Therapy (Ix®) Solution, visit www.healthwise.org or call 1.800.706.9646.

Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

© 2007 Healthwise, Incorporated.

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