SOURCE: Healthline Networks

January 09, 2007 08:30 ET

Katy Henrickson Joins Healthline as Director, Client Services

Well-Regarded Health Care Analyst and Consultant Brings Deep Industry Expertise to Manage Healthline's Growing Stable of World-Class Customers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- Healthline (www.healthline.com), the leading provider of intelligent health information services, announced today that Katy Henrickson has been named director of Client Services. Henrickson, whose 10-year career has been in and around the health care industry, brings experience from leading analyst and consulting firms to Healthline, where she will help manage the company's growing network of blue chip customers including US News & World Report, PacifiCare, Eons, Merck, Mitsui, Reed Elsevier and Merriam-Webster.

"Healthline is poised to capitalize on the opportunities in this fast-growing market by deepening relationships with our customers and becoming their strategic partner in developing innovative health information services," said Chris Tucher, senior vice president, Business Development of Healthline. "Katy's deep experience as an analyst and consultant in the health care industry brings a unique perspective that will help us better understand our customers' challenges and improve the ways we meet their needs."

Henrickson was most recently a senior analyst in the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice at Forrester Research, a leading industry analyst firm, a position she held for more than two years. Prior to that, she was employed by Deloitte Consulting for eight years as a manager and senior consultant in its consulting practice, focusing on the health plan and hospital industries. Henrickson holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.

"I am delighted to join Healthline, a company that I believe is on the leading edge of consumer-directed health care," said Henrickson. "I worked closely with Healthline as a client of Forrester, and watched it grow successfully since its re-launch in late 2005. I'm very excited to work directly with its impressive line-up of health care, media, and search engine customers that understand the important value proposition derived from Healthline's powerful Medically Guided Search platform."

About Healthline

Healthline Networks offers an innovative approach to meeting the needs of today's health information seeker. The company's unique consumer healthcare taxonomy, created in 1999 in collaboration with 1,100 medical specialists, powers a suite of intelligent health search, navigation and content services. Combining advanced search technology with deep medical expertise, Healthline and its business partners -- a network of trusted destination sites that include publishers, portals, search engines, employers and health plans -- help consumers navigate the complex world of health care information, empowering them to make more confident, informed decisions. Headquartered in San Francisco, Healthline is backed by VantagePoint Venture Partners, Reed Elsevier Ventures, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and JHK Investments, LLC.

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