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Healthways Ranks 11th on 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100

Global well-being improvement leader Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) has ranked #11 on the InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States. This is InformationWeek’s 26th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology; formerly the InformationWeek 500, the assessment this year was narrowed to a more exclusive list of the top 100 organizations.

Healthways has been recognized by InformationWeek for seven consecutive years, this year for establishing an approach that ensures each new application it introduces to the marketplace collectively serves the common goal of well-being improvement. Improving individual well-being has been proven to lower health-related costs as well as improve organizational performance for employers, health plans and health systems. Healthways apps share data, eliminate redundant requests of end users, and coalesce to offer more value together than as standalone apps.

“Every new application that Healthways introduces is engineered for more purposeful functionality,” said Guy Barnard, chief information officer of Healthways. “All Healthways apps work off of a single security protocol that shares the user’s identity, operate and are easily navigated on any device, and support multiple languages — all while offering a consumer-friendly experience. Our goal is to have the strongest solution set in the market, and we appreciate that InformationWeek has recognized our innovation.”

InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.

“The digital business movement is a force CIOs can't ignore. Just as Amazon.com transformed the retail industry, Netflix changed the face of movie distribution, and Orbitz and others reinvented travel planning, new digital companies, technologies, and business models will shake up a range of other industries, from healthcare to manufacturing to higher education. Digital businesses are adept at using the web in conjunction with mobile, social, analytics, and other technologies to not only boost sales, but also change their relationships with customers. The 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 highlights companies that are leading this digital business revolution, redefining business models and reshaping industries,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston.

The full list and additional details on the InformationWeek Elite 100 can be found online at http://www.informationweek.com/elite100.

About Healthways

Healthways is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 68 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com.

About InformationWeek

For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in-person events. InformationWeek’s award-winning editorial coverage can be found at www.informationweek.com.

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