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Healthline Media, Inc. is a privately owned provider of health information headquartered in San Francisco, CA, founded in 2006, and established as a standalone entity in January 2016.[3]

Healthline Media
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)[1] (as
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Key people
David Kopp, CEO[2]
ProductsHealth information services
OwnerHealthline Media
Number of employees
279 (2018)

As of August 2018, it had a global ranking by Alexa of 614 and a United States ranking of 237.[4]



Healthline Media was founded in 1999 as, by endocrine specialist Dr. James Norman.[5] In 2006, the company was re-launched as Healthline Networks.[6]

By 2013, the digital health information provider had over $21 million in revenue and 105 employees, according to information retrieved from InsideView.[6]

Deloitte ranked Healthline Media as one of the top 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.[7]

In January 2016, Healthline raised $95 million in growth equity financing through Summit Partners.[8] Under the terms of the agreement, Healthline's media business was established as a standalone entity with David Kopp, former general manager, as CEO.

The firm acquired sister websites and in May 2016.[9] Both resources are free to use. is a medical news site, joined,, and as Healthline's family of health properties. is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions.

The company's product portfolio consists of health search and navigation products (BodyMaps, HealthLinks, HealthAnswers), including clinical applications of these products (Symptom Search, Treatment Search, Doctor Search, Drug Search).[6] The product suite also includes display, banner and rich media advertising services, and medical reference content.[6]


Healthline Media's website,, is a destination site for health and wellness information, and a competitor to WebMD.[5][10] In 2009, Kim Komando, a technology columnist with USA Today, listed as a top health information website.[11]

In addition to, the company also provides health-related content, tools and services to more than 40 other sites.[12] In 2010, Healthline Media signed an agreement to provide medical and health-related content and tools to Yahoo! Health.[12] Other partners include and[5] Healthline Networks software also powers Aetna's patient portal.[13]


  1. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Executive Team". Healthline Networks.
  3. ^ "Healthline". CrunchBase.
  4. ^ " Site Overview". Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Roush, Wade. "Healthline Battles WebMD With Personalized Medical Search Tools, Body Maps". Xconomy. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d "Healthline Networks, Inc". InsideView.
  7. ^ "Technology Fast 500". Deloitte. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013.
  8. ^ Healthline Media Raises Growth Financing from Summit Partners
  9. ^ Healthline Media Grows Digital Reach with Acquisition of #1 Website for Medical News Information
  10. ^ Tedeschi, Bob (January 23, 2006). "This Site Knows a Cold Isn't a Rock Band". The New York Times. Retrieved January 23, 2006.
  11. ^ Komando, Kim (July 30, 2009). "Online Tools Help Cope With Serious Illness". USA Today. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  12. ^ a b Helft, Miguel (April 1, 2010). "Yahoo Teams Up with Healthline". Bits (blog). The New York Times. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
  13. ^ Kolbasuk McGee, Marianne. "Aetna Taps Healthline for Patient Portal". Information Week. Retrieved March 29, 2011.

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