WebMD is an American corporation which provides health information services. It was founded in 1996 by Jim Clark and Pavan Nigam as Healthscape, later Healtheon, and then acquired WebMD in 1999 to form Healtheon/WebMD. The name was later shortened to WebMD. It is primarily known for its public Internet site, which has information regarding health and health care, including a symptom checklist, pharmacy information, 'drugs information', blogs of physicians with specific topics and a place to store personal medical information. As of February 2011, WebMDs network of sites reaches an average of 86.4 million visitors per month and is the leading health portal in the United States. URAC, the largest accrediting body for health care, has accredited WebMDs operations in everything from proper disclosures and health content to security and privacy continuously since 2001. WebMD is financed by advertising, third-party contributions and sponsorships.
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