SOURCE: iMedix, Inc.

March 24, 2008 12:32 ET

iMedix Appoints Prof. Yuval Shahar to Head Its Medical Search Technology

Top Medical Informatics Professor Will Lead the Development of Next-Generation Health Search Engine

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - iMedix, a community-powered health search engine, announced today that Prof. Yuval Shahar will lead its medical search technology efforts. Shahar has been involved in the development of the iMedix health search technology since early 2007.

Prof. Shahar is the head of the Medical Informatics Research Center at Ben Gurion University, and has more than 20 years of experience in advanced health-information retrieval and application of artificial intelligence technologies to the healthcare domain.

"We are delighted to have a world-class scientist devote his time, knowledge and expertise to the rapid development of our health search technology," said Amir Leitersdorf, CEO and co-founder of iMedix.

"In the past year iMedix has witnessed an incremental improvement in the relevance of search results based on exploiting the availability of medical knowledge-representation technology, combined with the use of cutting-edge machine learning algorithms. I am confident in our ability to surpass other medical search engines on the Web today," said Prof. Yuval Shahar.

Prof. Shahar holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in medical information sciences, an M.S. in computer science from Yale University and an M.D. from Hebrew University.

iMedix was recently chosen as the Best New Start-Up of 2007 in a worldwide competition in San Francisco. The site allows consumers to benefit from the online research conducted by thousands of others with similar health conditions or interests. Individuals can sign-up for free by visiting iMedix at

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About iMedix, Inc.

Founded in January 2007 by Amir Leitersdorf and Iri Amirav, iMedix is a community-powered health search engine that allows people to easily find and share health information in order to make better health-related decisions.

The company's innovative approach is a unique combination of a medical search engine with a collaborative community platform. Patients can immediately chat with others that suffer from similar conditions and benefit from reading medical Web articles that were ranked by the community.

For more information, visit iMedix at

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