VIDAL Group is a leading European healthcare informatics and information systems company. With a team of nearly 350 pharmacists, pharmacologists, physicians, researchers, health informaticists, database architects, and application developers, Vidal Group provides hospitals, primary care physicians, pharmacists, and patients throughout Europe with on-line access to up-to-date drug databases and related treatment-based information. The Vidal Group team utilizes their collective expertise to provide relevant content from regulatory agencies, drug development organizations, and peer-reviewed journals. In order to maximize opportunities for combining information produced by VIDAL Group with other healthcare-related information, VIDAL Group publishes its information using a number of standards relating to the therapeutic use of medications.

Supporting the information access needs of both patients and providers requires a number of information sorting, layering, and translation tasks whose collective goal is to provide the consumer-relevant information in a format and form that facilitates informed, efficient, effective, and economically sensible therapeutic decision-making. It is the consistent and successful accomplishment of these various information-processing tasks that distinguish the VIDAL Group’s medication-centric information products.

VIDAL Group solutions are designed for both “solo” consumption and turnkey “ensemble” integration into existing healthcare information-processing system architectures. To this end, the company’s products are currently embedded in over 400 medical software application software in Europe.

VIDAL Group is headquartered in Paris (France). It has local operations in a number of countries including France, Germany, Russia, Belgium and Spain with VIDAL France (Paris) having the largest operation with more than 140 employees. VIDAL Group has recently expanded its operations to Latin America (Mexico, Chile, and Brazil) and the Middle East (UAE and KSA). In April 2013, VIDAL Group was acquired from United Business Media plc by AXIO Data Group