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									             HealthMedia Announces Support for Microsoft HealthVault

HealthMedia’s Unique, Online Behavior Change Interventions Offered to Consumers on
                               New Health Platform

       ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Oct. 4, 2007 — HealthMedia, Inc., the global leader in

scalable behavior change interventions with outcomes for health and wellness, disease

management, medication compliance, and behavioral health today announced support for

HealthVault, Microsoft Corp.’s newly launched consumer health platform, to provide

consumers with the ability to search, store and connect their health information,

simplifying management of their health and wellness.

       Through HealthMedia’s website, the world’s premier consumer

site for online self-help programs and tools, visitors to HealthVault will have access to a

family of highly interactive, easy-to-use programs featuring user-customizable exercises

and resources designed to speed recovery and promote well being.

programs offered on HealthVault will include: depression, stress, insomnia, eating

disorders (binge eating and bulimia), grief, self-esteem, compulsive shopping, guilt,

caring for loved ones and HIV/depression. The programs were developed in part through

grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. Initial outcome studies have shown

significant, positive results for individuals using the depression, insomnia, and eating

disorder programs, and larger studies are currently in process as well ..

       “If consumers are going to truly manage their health and wellness online, they

have to change unhealthy behaviors, and no one but HealthMedia offers these unique,
behavior change interventions via the Web,” said Ted Dacko, HealthMedia CEO. “By

coordinating with Microsoft, we feel confident that HealthVault will provide consumers

with the most complete set of tools to not only manage their health, but also improve it.”

          “Like Microsoft, HealthMedia is a company that has always believed in the power

of the Web,” said Peter Neupert, corporate vice president for the Health Solutions Group

at Microsoft. “Through our cooperative efforts, we will enable consumers to make better

choices regarding their health, by giving them unique tools in an environment of

enhanced safety and privacy — to help change unhealthy behaviors and prevent


About HealthMedia, Inc.
HealthMedia, Inc. is the global leader in scalable behavior change interventions with outcomes.
HealthMedia’s proven outcomes increase compliance, reduce medical utilization, and increase
productivity— boosting profitability for health plans, employers, pharmaceutical companies, and
behavioral health organizations. A fusion of their own unique technology and proven behavioral science,
HealthMedia delivers individually tailored behavior change interventions for health and wellness, disease
management, behavioral health, and medication compliance. Clients include Kaiser Permanente, UPS,
Cleveland Clinic, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, and eight Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations across the
United States. HealthMedia partners include APS Healthcare, Corphealth, Health Dialog, Wellsource, and
SHPS. For more information visit


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HealthMedia, Inc. Contact:
Caren Kenney 508.942.4407

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