WebMD, part of Temasek-backed Internet Brands, acquires Wellness Network

WebMD symptom checker on mobile phones. Credit: WebMDWebMD symptom checker on mobile phones. Credit: WebMD

WebMD Health, part of Temasek-backed Internet Brands, has acquired The Wellness Network, which provides point-of-care, video education for patients at hospitals and health systems, the companies said in a press release Tuesday.

The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

“The addition of The Wellness Network deepens WebMD’s commitment to providing best-in-class patient and caregiver information and EHR-integrated engagement solutions along the entire healthcare journey — from ‘discovery to recovery,'” said Ann Bilyew, WebMD’s senior vice president for health and group general manager for provider services. EHR stands for electronic health record.

“With The Wellness Network, we continue to expand our health and hospital system footprint with a compelling offering that supports improved health outcomes while increasing opportunities for our hospital customers to reach patients and caregivers,” she said in the statement.

In addition to patient-education videos, The Wellness Network also offers five targeted hospital television channels, including The Newborn Channel for maternity care and the HeartCare Channel for cardiovascular care, in partnership with the American Heart Association, the statement said.

WebMD Health provides health information services for patients, physicians, other healthcare professionals and employers. The company is part of Internet Brands, which has four categories: Health, automotive, legal and home/travel.

Internet brands is a portfolio company of KKR and Singapore state-owned investment company Temasek.