WebMD acquires JIM.fr, expanding its reach to French-speaking healthcare professionals

NEW YORK, August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WebMD Health Corp., an Internet branding company and leader in health information services for physicians, other healthcare professionals and consumers, today announced the acquisition JIM.fra leading information, information and medical education platform in France.

The acquisition combines the core competencies of JIM.fr with those of medical landscape, WebMD’s flagship global brand for healthcare professionals (HCP). Medscape and its network of affiliate platforms currently reach more than 5 million physicians worldwide with clinical news, health information, and continuing medical education. With the addition of JIM.fr, Medscape strengthens its commitment to French and French-speaking healthcare professionals.

“Both JIM.fr and Medscape benefit from the trust and commitment of hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals in France,” said Jeremy Schneider, Group Managing Director, WebMD Global. “The existing French edition of Medscape, along with our robust country-specific content, is an integral part of our global commitment to French-speaking healthcare professionals. Through this transaction, we can leverage our combined strengths to further strengthen Medscape’s offering for French and French speakers. professionals, while offering innovative solutions to customers.”

As a leading medical information site in France, JIM.fr employs hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in more than 25 specialties. In addition to updates on the latest medical news, clinical science and coverage of medical conferences, JIM.fr offers a multidisciplinary and interactive continuing education platform for the entire healthcare team.

“Today JIM.fr offers, every day, to more than 350,000 French-speaking health professionals registered on its site, a complete panorama of medical and professional news in all specialties, including general medicine”, declared the doctor. Gilles Haroche, founder of JIM.fr. “Beyond the scientific and journalistic rigor of its articles, JIM distinguishes itself from other medical media by its often humorous tone and its original analyzes of all the major issues shaking the medical world. We are very pleased to see the quality of our work recognized by Medscape, the global medical news and point-of-care platform.”

Post-closing, JIM.fr will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of Medscape as the companies seek to build on and integrate products, platforms and services.

Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed.

About WebMD Health Corp.

WebMD Health Corp., an internet brand company, is at the heart of the digital health revolution that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers, patients, healthcare professionals, employers, health plans and health systems. Through public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications, WebMD provides cutting-edge digital content and services that enable and improve decision-making, support and motivate health actions, streamline and simplify the healthcare journey and improve patient care. .

The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, Jobson Healthcare Information, MediQuality, Frontline, Vitals Consumer Services, Aptus Health, Krames, PulsePoint, The Wellness Network, SanovaWorks, MNG Health, MedicineNet, eMedicineHealth, RxList, OnHealth, Medscape Education and other owned WebMD sites. WebMD®, Medscape®, CME Circle®, Medpulse®, eMedicine®, MedicineNet®, theheart.org® and RxList® are among the trademarks of WebMD Health Corp. or its subsidiaries.

About JIM.fr

dr. Gilles Harochethen trainee at the Hospitals of Paris” (Hospital chain, Paris), founded the “International Journal of Medicine(The JIM) in 1979, which transitioned to a fully digital format in 1999. The JIM has always fulfilled the mission expressed in its title International Journal of Medicine.

Thanks to the daily editorial collaboration of dozens of hospital and private practitioners, JIM has set itself the goal of informing its readers in French, in “real time”, of everything that is done and written important in medicine. in the world internationally scientific press, major conferences and professional news. Its rigor and its free and sometimes quirky tone have made it a success with its readers, and therefore with its advertisers. JIM has consistently been ranked among the top digital media sites for healthcare professionals in France.

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