Dean Stephens

Dean Stephens



Dean served four years as CEO and president of Intermap Systems Inc, the company that became Healthline. He converted the original content portal company into a taxonomy-based search engine that today forms the intellectual property foundation for the Healthline platform. Dean was instrumental in gaining early market adoption of this technology into Merck, Tenet Health Systems, and PacifiCare, among others.

Prior to Healthline, Dean spent thirteen years at Deloitte Consulting, where he was the partner in charge of the customer relationship management service line for Deloitte's world-renowned healthcare practice. At Deloitte his clients covered the full spectrum of healthcare and included CIGNA, Kaiser Permanente, the Providence Health System, the VHA, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Sutter Health, Regence, Dean Health System, and many Blues plans, medical groups, hospitals, and life science companies.

Dean has degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of Washington. Dean and his family enjoy healthy doses of food, wine, and the outdoors.

Articles by Dean Stephens

Visual Health Search


New visual search tools aim to take you inside the human body to address health related concerns, improve healthy outcomes, and reduce medical errors and cost.

Growth in Mobile Health Search

How consumers and health care professionals search for health-related information online is trending toward mobile. With this easy access to information, what will be the next evolution in mobile health search?

Healthy Local Search

The health industry has realized that local search marketing can have great benefits. An overview of health-related tools, directory and review sites, and location-based services.