- The Washington Times - Friday, April 18, 2008

BLOOMBERG NEWS

WellPoint Inc., the second-biggest U.S. health insurer, said it acquired Resolution Health Inc. for its technology using medical claims information to provide advice to doctors and patients with chronic diseases.

The Indianapolis insurer, with an enrollment of 35 million, said it bought the Columbia, Md., company for its ability to provide “actionable” information to minimize preventable illnesses and deaths. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed.

Using medical claims, Resolution finds possible drug interactions and gaps in care and notifies patients and doctors, the company said.

WellPoint has owned a stake in Resolution for more than two years, said Dijuana Lewis, president of WellPoint’s Comprehensive Health Solutions unit.

WellPoint said the deal wouldn’t change its earnings-per-share forecast for 2008. WellPoint is the second-biggest insurer by revenue after UnitedHealth Group Inc.

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