Medical Search Engine, Healthline Raises $14 Million

Today, Healthline announced that it has raised another $14 million in a third round of financing led by Investor Growth Capital IGC and including strategic financing from a joint venture between GE Capitals Media, Communications & Entertainment business and NBC Universal and Reed Elsevier Ventures.In collaboration with doctors, Healthline have built a semantic search engine that uses professional medical terminology and taxonomies to organize all the data into a consumer friendly package. Their vision is to connect consumers to anything in the health information space that is publicly available.

The idea for a semantic search index came from physicians’ observations that despite a noble trend towards consumers trying to educate themselves in healthcare via the internet, many found that ‘contextual correctness’ was missing.

via Healthline Raises $14 Million to Grow Medical Search Engine.


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