The leading French platform for medical news, information, and education, JIM.fr, has been acquired by WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands firm and a leader in health information services for consumers and healthcare professionals.
The acquisition combines Medscape, WebMD's premier international brand for healthcare professionals, with JIM.fr's core competences (HCPs). Over 5 million physicians globally are currently served by Medscape and its network of affiliate sites with clinical news, health information, and continuing medical education. Medscape strengthens its commitment to French and French-speaking HCPs by acquiring JIM.fr.
As one of France's top medical news websites, JIM.fr involves hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other HCPs from more than 25 different disciplines. For the entire healthcare team, JIM.fr offers a multidisciplinary and interactive continuing education platform in addition to updates on the most recent medical news, clinical science, and conference coverage.
After closure, JIM.fr will continue to run as a separate Medscape subsidiary while the two businesses work to improve and combine their current offerings.
The acquisition's terms aren't being made public.
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The "Journal International de Médecine" (The JIM), founded in 1979 by Dr Gilles Haroche while he was an intern at the "Hôpitaux de Paris" (Hospital chain, Paris), made the transition to a fully digital version in 1999. The International Journal of Medicine has consistently carried out the goals stated in its name.
JIM.fr has set itself the goal of informing its readers in French, in "real-time," of everything significant that is being done and written in medicine around the world in the international scientific press, major congresses, and professional news, thanks to the daily editorial collaboration of dozens of hospital and private practitioners. Its seriousness and free-wheeling, occasionally quirky tone have helped it become popular with readers and, as a result, with advertisers. JIM has consistently been rated as one of France's top internet media destinations for HCPs.