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WebMD Buys The Wellness Network to Provide More Video Programming

WebMD Health Corp. acquired The Wellness Network, “a multiplatform company focused on point-of-care, video-based patient education for hospitals and health systems. The acquisition builds on the core competencies of WebMD’s digital and online patient education solutions with The Wellness Network’s suite of point-of-care, video-based programming supporting patient engagement and post-discharge adherence. The Wellness Network's solutions span multiple formats including bedside television, online and tablet as well as mobile and telehealth applications,” the press release notes. The Wellness Network also offers five hospital TV channels—including ones focused on maternity, relaxation techniques, and acute care and hospital safety. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

“The Wellness Network shares a core mission with WebMD Provider Services to enable education to be integrated into patient workflow, enabling our customers to inform, educate and support patients and caregivers through the healthcare journey,” says Dave Ross, The Wellness Network’s CEO. “WebMD’s extensive reach with health-seeking consumers and patients enables us to broaden our ability to deliver understandable and empowering content for the benefit of patients, hospitals and health systems.”

For more information, read the press release.

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