Healthways Earns Spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators across America
Company Recognized for Innovative Well-Being Connect" and wellbeingGO" Online and Mobile Capabilities
NASHVILLE, Tenn. & MONARCH BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Healthways, Inc. (HWAY), a well-being improvement company, today announced that it made this years InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nations most innovative users of business technology. Healthways ranked #158 out of 500 companies recognized. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Healthways has placed in the InformationWeek 500 rankings. The annual list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the InformationWeek 500 Conference, which took place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.
Healthways appreciates the recognition from InformationWeek of the impact that our innovative capabilities are having on the marketplace, said Healthways Chief Information Officer Guy Barnard. The effective use of online and mobile technology as well-being improvement interventions that drive results represents a significant breakthrough. With Well-Being Connect" and wellbeingGO" we are delivering a total digital experience that creates and sustains engagement for the individuals we serve.
Healthways was recognized for the successful launch of the Well-Being Connect and wellbeingGO well-being improvement online and mobile capabilities for the Companys industry-leading Embrace" 5.0 platform. Rather than a generic health portal, Well-Being Connect is a personal behavior change application. Consumers can understand and explore their own well-being while connecting with peers and health professionals to pursue shared goals. Personal Well-Being Plans and other online tools create and strengthen healthy behaviors through a combination of leading consumer engagement strategies and deeply embedded behavior change science. The wellbeingGO mobile application allows users to interact wherever they are and whenever they choose. More than 6.5 million consumers have access to the applications.
The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this years innovations were particularly impressive, said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. What the editors looked for are unconventional approachesnew technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of Americas best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
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 participants 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 40 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com.
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Bruce Middlebrooks, 615-614-4463
Source: Healthways, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012