A.D.A.M., Inc, the leading US electronic health content publisher, has signed a content licensing deal with Tenet Healthcare – its largest deal yet with a major hospital group.

Under the agreement both English and Spanish versions of A.D.A.M.’s core health information products, including its illustrated health encyclopaedia, will be made available on Tenet’s hospital web sites.

Tenet Healthcare owns and operates 116 acute care hospitals with 28,786 licensed beds. The terms of the agreement with A.D.A.M were not disclosed.

Content products included in the licence are A.D.A.M.’s Health Illustrated Encyclopedia, its new Body Guide product, Surgeries & Procedures, and the new version of its interactive pregnancy guide.

A.D.A.M.’s products combine physician-reviewed text, medical illustrations, multimedia, and interactive tools and technology that explain complex medical and health information in a consumer-friendly manner.

In December 2001 A.D.A.M. became one of the first companies to receive the URAC seal for health information, indicating that A.D.A.M.’s Health Illustrated Encyclopedia is in compliance with 53 quality standards, verified by independent audit by the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission