NEW YORK, August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — WebMD Health Corp., an Internet branding company and a leader in health information services for physicians, other healthcare professionals and consumers, today announced that it has acquired JIM.fr, a leading news platform , information and medical education in France.
The acquisition combines the core competencies of JIM.fr with that of Medscape, WebMD’s leading global brand for healthcare professionals (HCPs). Medscape and its network of affiliate platforms currently reach over 5 million physicians worldwide with clinical news, health information and continuing medical education. With the addition of JIM.fr, Medscape deepens its commitment to French and French-speaking HCPs.
“Both JIM.fr and Medscape have the trust and commitment of hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals in France“, he said Jeremy Schneider, Group General Manager, WebMD Global. “Medscape’s existing French edition, together 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 assets to further strengthen beyond Medscape’s offering to French and French-speaking professionals, offering innovative solutions to clients.”
As a leading medical news site in France, JIM.fr engages hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other HCPs in more than 25 specialties. In addition to updates on the latest medical news, clinical science and coverage of medical conferences, JIM.fr provides a multidisciplinary and interactive continuing education platform for the wider healthcare team.
“Today JIM.fr offers, every day, to more than 350,000 French health care professionals registered on its site, a complete panorama of medical and professional news in all specialties, including general medicine,” said Dr. Gilles Haroche, founder of JIM.fr. “Beyond the scientific and journalistic rigor of its articles, JIM stands out from other medical media with its often humorous tone and its original analysis of all the major issues that are shaking up the medical world. We are very happy to see the quality of the work we’re recognized by Medscape, the global medical news and point-of-care platform.”
After the closure, JIM.fr will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of Medscape as the companies seek to build and integrate products, platforms and services.
Terms of the purchase are not being disclosed.
About WebMD Health Corp.
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet brands 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 advanced content and digital services that enable and improve decision-making, support and motivate health action, simplify and streamline the healthcare journey and improve patient care.
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Dr. Gilles Harochethen intern at “Hospitals of Paris(Hospital chain, Paris), founded “International Journal of Medicine” (The JIM) in 1979, which switched to an all-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 doctors, JIM has set itself the goal of informing its readers in French, in “real time”, about everything important that is being done and written in medicine around the world. scientific press, major congresses and professional news. His rigor and free and sometimes whimsical tone have made him a hit with his readers, and therefore with his advertisers. JIM is consistently ranked among the top digital media sites for HCP at France.