Healthwise Named Premier Information Provider for WellMed

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from WellMed, Inc.

    BOISE, Id. and PORTLAND, Ore., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthwise,
 Incorporated, and WellMed, Inc., have announced an agreement that advances
 each company's ability to empower consumers to improve their health.
 Healthwise, the creator of Prescription-Strength Information(TM) resources,
 will be the premier content provider for WellMed, the leading provider of
 online consumer health management tools. The award-winning consumer health
 information of the Healthwise(R) Knowledgebase will enhance WellMed's product
 offerings to health care organizations, self-insured Fortune 500 companies,
 pharmaceutical companies, and other partners.
     The Healthwise Knowledgebase provides consumers with the evidence-based
 information they need to improve their health and health care.  The WellMed
 Personal Health Manager(TM) is offered with the Healthwise Knowledgebase, so
 that people can get the specific information they need, right when they need
 it, to help them make better health decisions.  The Healthwise Knowledgebase
 contains in-depth Prescription-Strength Information content that helps people
 easily understand their options for prevention, self-care, drug therapies,
 diagnostic tests, and medical treatment.  For 25 years, Healthwise has helped
 employers, health plans, and communities to improve health care quality,
 decrease health care costs, and to increase member satisfaction and loyalty.
     "We are pleased to renew and expand our relationship with Healthwise as
 our core strengths are distinct but exceptionally complementary," says
 Craig Froude, president and CEO of WellMed. "Although we can seamlessly
 integrate any health content into the WellMed suite of tools for partners, we
 are proud to offer the comprehensive, up-to-date, and consumer-friendly
 Healthwise Knowledgebase as our premier content option."
     The WellMed Personal Health Manager comprises more than 60 products and
 services that are licensed to companies seeking online health resources for
 their members and employees. These resources include online health risk
 assessments, personal health records, and health improvement programs that can
 be accessed via the Web or through wireless devices.  Users can extend the
 functionalities of WellMed's suite of tools to provide personalized news,
 alerts, and reminders through e-mails, a secure messaging center on the
 Personal Health Manager Home Page and wireless capabilities.
     Corporations, organizations, and providers are turning to online
 strategies to help reduce incidence and duration of illness among employees,
 members, and patients and to respond to the demand for personalized, up-to-
 date, accessible information.  The WellMed Personal Health Manager provides a
 dynamic, interactive, and highly personalized way for individuals to be at the
 center of the decisions that involve their health and the health of their
 families.  WellMed indexes the Healthwise Knowledgebase and other premier
 health content to make it individually relevant to each user in a private and
 secure environment.
     "Few decisions are as personal as decisions about one's health," says
 Gene Drabinski, Healthwise president and chief operating officer. "The WellMed
 Personal Health Manager makes it easy for people to use the Healthwise
 Knowledgebase in personally-tailored ways. The WellMed-Healthwise partnership
 means that consumers can be both well informed and highly engaged in their
 health."
 
     About WellMed
     WellMed, Inc., founded in 1993, is the leading provider of online consumer
 health management products and services that allow people to assess, record
 and improve their health on a daily basis.  The WellMed Personal Health
 Manager suite of tools forms an engaging and complete resource for organizing
 and obtaining personalized health information via the Web. It includes
 tailored health improvement programs that assist individuals in managing or
 monitoring specific health conditions or issues; a set of health risk
 profiling and reporting tools; secure, online health records for individuals
 and their families.  The WellMed Personal Health Manager is the standard
 consumer interface for personalized health, and is licensed to Fortune 500
 corporations, national health care and provider organizations, pharmaceutical
 companies, and Internet portals.  WellMed is a privately held company
 headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  More information about WellMed can be
 accessed at www.wellmed.com.
 
     About Healthwise
     Healthwise, Incorporated, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1975 that
 helps people make better health decisions. Healthwise reaches 20 million
 families every year with Prescription-Strength Information resources.
 Healthwise provides trusted health information to nine of the top ten MCOs as
 listed in the November 2000 issue of Managed Healthcare.  Employers, e-health
 companies, governments, and other health organizations choose Healthwise to
 improve health care quality and increase member loyalty.  The Healthwise
 Handbook is linked to the Healthwise Knowledgebase to combine the convenience
 of print with the depth and currency of the Internet. The Healthwise Handbook,
 Healthwise Knowledgebase, and Healthwise Decision Support are the foundation
 of health information initiatives in the United States, Canada, South Africa,
 and the United Kingdom.  More information is available about Healthwise at
 www.healthwise.org or 800-706-9646.
 
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SOURCE WellMed, Inc.
    BOISE, Id. and PORTLAND, Ore., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthwise,
 Incorporated, and WellMed, Inc., have announced an agreement that advances
 each company's ability to empower consumers to improve their health.
 Healthwise, the creator of Prescription-Strength Information(TM) resources,
 will be the premier content provider for WellMed, the leading provider of
 online consumer health management tools. The award-winning consumer health
 information of the Healthwise(R) Knowledgebase will enhance WellMed's product
 offerings to health care organizations, self-insured Fortune 500 companies,
 pharmaceutical companies, and other partners.
     The Healthwise Knowledgebase provides consumers with the evidence-based
 information they need to improve their health and health care.  The WellMed
 Personal Health Manager(TM) is offered with the Healthwise Knowledgebase, so
 that people can get the specific information they need, right when they need
 it, to help them make better health decisions.  The Healthwise Knowledgebase
 contains in-depth Prescription-Strength Information content that helps people
 easily understand their options for prevention, self-care, drug therapies,
 diagnostic tests, and medical treatment.  For 25 years, Healthwise has helped
 employers, health plans, and communities to improve health care quality,
 decrease health care costs, and to increase member satisfaction and loyalty.
     "We are pleased to renew and expand our relationship with Healthwise as
 our core strengths are distinct but exceptionally complementary," says
 Craig Froude, president and CEO of WellMed. "Although we can seamlessly
 integrate any health content into the WellMed suite of tools for partners, we
 are proud to offer the comprehensive, up-to-date, and consumer-friendly
 Healthwise Knowledgebase as our premier content option."
     The WellMed Personal Health Manager comprises more than 60 products and
 services that are licensed to companies seeking online health resources for
 their members and employees. These resources include online health risk
 assessments, personal health records, and health improvement programs that can
 be accessed via the Web or through wireless devices.  Users can extend the
 functionalities of WellMed's suite of tools to provide personalized news,
 alerts, and reminders through e-mails, a secure messaging center on the
 Personal Health Manager Home Page and wireless capabilities.
     Corporations, organizations, and providers are turning to online
 strategies to help reduce incidence and duration of illness among employees,
 members, and patients and to respond to the demand for personalized, up-to-
 date, accessible information.  The WellMed Personal Health Manager provides a
 dynamic, interactive, and highly personalized way for individuals to be at the
 center of the decisions that involve their health and the health of their
 families.  WellMed indexes the Healthwise Knowledgebase and other premier
 health content to make it individually relevant to each user in a private and
 secure environment.
     "Few decisions are as personal as decisions about one's health," says
 Gene Drabinski, Healthwise president and chief operating officer. "The WellMed
 Personal Health Manager makes it easy for people to use the Healthwise
 Knowledgebase in personally-tailored ways. The WellMed-Healthwise partnership
 means that consumers can be both well informed and highly engaged in their
 health."
 
     About WellMed
     WellMed, Inc., founded in 1993, is the leading provider of online consumer
 health management products and services that allow people to assess, record
 and improve their health on a daily basis.  The WellMed Personal Health
 Manager suite of tools forms an engaging and complete resource for organizing
 and obtaining personalized health information via the Web. It includes
 tailored health improvement programs that assist individuals in managing or
 monitoring specific health conditions or issues; a set of health risk
 profiling and reporting tools; secure, online health records for individuals
 and their families.  The WellMed Personal Health Manager is the standard
 consumer interface for personalized health, and is licensed to Fortune 500
 corporations, national health care and provider organizations, pharmaceutical
 companies, and Internet portals.  WellMed is a privately held company
 headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  More information about WellMed can be
 accessed at www.wellmed.com.
 
     About Healthwise
     Healthwise, Incorporated, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1975 that
 helps people make better health decisions. Healthwise reaches 20 million
 families every year with Prescription-Strength Information resources.
 Healthwise provides trusted health information to nine of the top ten MCOs as
 listed in the November 2000 issue of Managed Healthcare.  Employers, e-health
 companies, governments, and other health organizations choose Healthwise to
 improve health care quality and increase member loyalty.  The Healthwise
 Handbook is linked to the Healthwise Knowledgebase to combine the convenience
 of print with the depth and currency of the Internet. The Healthwise Handbook,
 Healthwise Knowledgebase, and Healthwise Decision Support are the foundation
 of health information initiatives in the United States, Canada, South Africa,
 and the United Kingdom.  More information is available about Healthwise at
 www.healthwise.org or 800-706-9646.
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
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 SOURCE  WellMed, Inc.