NU Online News Service, July 14, 2004, 12:36 p.m. EDT

Subimo L.L.C., River Forest, Ill., has updated its Web-based health care shopping database.[@@]

Subimo’s HealthcareAdvisor system has helped patients search for hospitals, then compare the cost and quality of hospitals and the doctors affiliated with those hospitals.

Now, patients can compare doctors and prescription drugs without first choosing hospitals, Subimo says.

Subimo also has added information about 53 medical conditions.