US Preventive Medicine to expand into UK
10 January 2008
US Preventive Medicine, a company that is building the
first network focused on prevention in the United States and internationally
has signed a letter of intent with iHealth UK Ltd. to jointly develop three
preventive medicine businesses in the United Kingdom.
iHealth brings together leading clinicians, advanced modalities,
electronic integration and a holistic perspective to support enhanced
wellbeing through its health screening and assessment services.
As part of
the agreement, iHealth will market preventive medicine services initially in
the greater London area, wider UK and other international markets in
collaboration with US Preventive Medicine (USPM) by leveraging USPM's
proprietary systems, operating procedures and branding and marketing
In addition, iHealth will jointly develop and operate USPM's
proprietary services and products in England. The agreement also enables
iHealth to jointly develop and operate USPM's chronic disease management
business in England.
"We are excited to provide practical solutions for
preventive care and disease management to consumers in England through our
agreement with iHealth," said Christopher Fey, Chairman and CEO of U.S.
Preventive Medicine. "This expansion into Europe is the first step in USPM's
plan to provide practical solutions at every point in the healthcare
continuum both nationally and internationally."
"Our partnership with USPM
gives us access to an even wider team of health care experts to share
knowledge, experiences, new technologies, procedures and treatments and
provide the best possible preventive health programs," said Stefan Wisbauer,
Chief Executive Officer of iHealth. US Preventive Medicine and iHealth
expect to sign a definitive agreement in January, 2008.