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Healthways Receives ISO 27001:2005 Certification

Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), a well-being improvement company, announced today that it has obtained ISO 27001:2005 certification, the highest internationally-accepted standard for Information Security Management Systems. The certification pertains to all processes and infrastructure of the Healthways Embrace™ platform, including data collection, processing, hosting, review and production.

“Embrace allows Healthways to deliver total population health solutions at unparalleled scale, improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of more than 38 million members around the globe,” said Healthways Chief Information Officer, Scott Blanchette. “Achieving ISO 27001:2005 certification for the Embrace platform underscores our commitment to best security practices and the integrity of innovation capabilities.”

ISO 27001:2005 certification demonstrates and ensures best security practices and a managed approach to business information protection including risk, governance and compliance. It combines risk analysis and risk treatment and is backed up by eleven control domains including: information security policy, security organization, asset management, human resources security, physical and environmental security, communication and operational management, access controls, system acquisition, development and deployment, information security incident management, business continuity planning and compliance.

Providing a central home for population health data with an unprecedented level of integration through the Embrace platform, Healthways delivers science-based, highly engaging behavior change solutions with personalized support in a clearly differentiated way.

About Healthways

Healthways is the leading provider of specialized, comprehensive solutions to help millions of people maintain or improve their health and well-being and, as a result, reduce overall costs. Healthways' solutions are designed to keep healthy people healthy, reduce health-related risks and optimize care for those with chronic illness. Our proven, evidence-based programs provide highly specific and personalized interventions for each individual in a population, irrespective of age or health status, and are delivered to consumers by phone, mail, internet and face-to-face interactions, both domestically and internationally. Healthways also provides a national, fully accredited complementary and alternative Health Provider Network and a national Fitness Center Network, offering convenient access to individuals who seek health services outside of, and in conjunction with, the traditional healthcare system. For more information, please visit

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