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WebMD Announces Next-Generation Consumer Health Portal

WebMD Provides Free Personal Health Record for Every American

Portal Delivers New Levels of Personalization, Information, Community & Care

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) today announced the next generation of its leading consumer health information portal, together with free, widespread access to its WebMD Personal Health Record. The new portal will enrich the user experience for the more than 35 million people who turn to the WebMD Health network each month. A preview of the new site can be accessed on the homepage of WebMD.com or at www.pv.webmd.com.

The new WebMD health portal introduces the next level of personalization, information, community and care that empowers people to make more informed health decisions. In addition, the new initiative creates opportunities for expanded sponsored promotion, and serves to increase overall WebMD traffic through improved external search engine optimization.

"We are proud to introduce the next generation of WebMD which builds on our rich heritage of delivering the most trusted health information for consumers and physicians," said Wayne Gattinella, President and CEO, WebMD. "This marks a company-wide investment made over more than 18 months in advanced technology, design, data profiling and new content development."

As part of the new portal, WebMD will provide every American with access to its Personal Health Record as part of WebMD Health Manager, a free service that enables consumers to securely store and maintain their personal health history. WebMD Health Manager provides the health assessment tools that enable people to learn their personal health score and take a more active role in managing their families' health.

The next generation WebMD health portal provides new capabilities across four major areas:

Personalization



Expanded Information





Community





Care



"Our new consumer health portal delivers an unprecedented level of personalization with an unparalleled user experience," said David Gang, Executive Vice President. "Throughout 2007, we will continue to expand the new services and capabilities of the WebMD site."

About WebMD

WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. WebMD Health Corp. is a subsidiary of Emdeon Corporation (Nasdaq: HLTH).

The WebMD Health Network reaches more than 35 million visitors a month through its leading owned and operated health sites that include WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, eMedicine Health, RxList and theHeart.org.

All statements contained in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements, including those regarding: the amount and timing of the benefits expected from the transactions referred to in this press release; future deployment of applications; and other potential sources of additional revenue. These statements are based on WebMD's current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future events or results to be different than those described in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those relating to: market acceptance of WebMD's products and services; WebMD's ability to form and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with customers and strategic partners; and changes in economic, political or regulatory conditions or other trends affecting the healthcare, Internet and information technology industries. Further information about these matters can be found in WebMD's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. WebMD expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

SOURCE WebMD Health Corp.

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