A.D.A.M., Inc. and Subimo Partner to Create Comprehensive Health Care Decision Tools for Consumers
Atlanta, GA. Aug. 15, 2002 -- A.D.A.M., Inc. (Nasdaq: ADAM), a leading developer and distributor of interactive health content, today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Subimo, a leading provider of web-based decision-making tools for consumers, to integrate A.D.A.M's Health Illustrated Encyclopedia (HIE) product into Subimo's product, the Subimo Healthcare Advisor.
The partnership gives A.D.A.M. critical distribution into the employer and health plan markets, -- previously untapped by the company. The agreement calls for A.D.A.M's HIE, an interactive database of illustrated, consumer-oriented health information on thousands of medical conditions, to be integrated into Subimo's robust decision support system. The system helps consumers make informed decisions regarding their health care options and treatment needs through the use of both quantitative and qualitative information compiled from a variety of sources.
"We partnered with A.D.A.M, to offer an intuitive, more engaging medium for our clients," says John R. Fiacco, executive vice president for Subimo. "Their comprehensive health content and illustrations coupled with our personalized and interactive tools will enable consumers to be better educated and more active participants in their health care," he said.
"We are pleased to be in a partnership with Subimo, a company with innovative technology that provides consumers much needed support in making important health care decisions," said Jim Retel, vice president of sales and marketing for A.D.A.M. "We believe this unique combination will give us momentum in penetrating the employer and health plan markets," he said.
About A.D.A.M., Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, A.D.A.M., Inc. (Nasdaq: ADAM), is a leading publisher of interactive, visually engaging health and medical information for healthcare organizations, medical professionals, consumers and students. A.D.A.M. products contain physician-reviewed text, graphics produced in-house by medically trained illustrators, and multimedia interactivity to create health information solutions that offer a unique "visual learning" experience in both the healthcare and education markets.
A.D.A.M. is a founding member of Hi-Ethics, a coalition of the most widely referenced health websites and information providers committed to developing industry standards for the quality of consumer health information. For more information, visit www.adam.com.
Subimo helps employers and payors improve health care quality and reduce costs by providing decision-making tools to help employees and plan members assess their options and make better health care decisions for themselves and their families. With Subimo's tools, anybody facing a significant health care decision or needing to learn how to manage a condition can quickly get straightforward, honest, and accurate information. The company can be reached on the web at www.subimo.com.
Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements, especially revenue, net income and cash flow forecasts, involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially. Factors that could affect the company's actual results, performance or developments include general economic conditions, development of the Internet as a source of health information, pricing actions taken by competitors, demand for the company's health information, regulatory changes, and other laws and events that impact how the company conducts its business. A.D.A.M. disclaims any obligation or duty to update or correct any of its forward-looking statements.
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