News | February 28, 2007

HIMSS 2007: Microsoft Acquires Health Web Search Company

Feb. 26, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. announced a deal to acquire Medstory Inc., a developer of intelligent Web search technology specifically for health information, representing a strategic move for Microsoft in the consumer health search arena and signals a long-term commitment toward the development of a broader consumer health strategy.
Medstory’s intuitive technology is designed to improve access to health information and empowers consumers to make better-informed health decisions.
“At Microsoft, we are focused on enabling people to make the best decisions,” said Peter Neupert, corporate vice president for health strategy and leader of the Health Solutions Group. “We were impressed with the ability of Medstory’s unique technology to organize and surface the most relevant online health content, which empowers consumers who are trying to find the right information about an important life event.”

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