Healthways Names Donoto Tramuto, CEO of Physicians Interactive, to Board of Directors

Healthways Names Donoto Tramuto, CEO of Physicians Interactive, to Board of Directors

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Healthways, Inc. (NAS: HWAY) , the world's largest well-being improvement company, announced today that Donato Tramuto, CEO and Vice Chairman of Physicians Interactive, the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals, was named to the Healthways Board of Directors.

"As a leader and pioneer in healthcare technologies, we are pleased to add the industry knowledge and talents of Donato Tramuto to the Healthways Board of Directors," said Ben Leedle, CEO of Healthways. "Donato will bring valuable strategic insights to our Board from his 30 years working as a healthcare innovator. We are looking forward to his contributions as Healthways continues to provide our comprehensive well-being improvement solutions to health plans, health systems and employers around the world."

During his career, Tramuto led organizations that developed several key healthcare advancements in the areas of HIV/AIDS disease management, drug development programs, and safety signal detection programs. In 2005, 2009 and 2012, he was selected by PharmaVoice as one of the Top 100 Most Inspirational Healthcare Leaders in the Life Sciences Industry. As the CEO and Vice Chairman of Physicians Interactive, Tramuto has led the company's transformation into a leading healthcare provider resource for medical information, medication sampling, patient benefits and mobile decision support.

Tramuto is one of the founders of Physicians Interactive and has served as its Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman since 2008. Also, he served as President of the Physicians Interactive Division of Allscripts. From 2004 to 2006, Tramuto was Chief Executive Officer of i3, a global pharmaceutical services company that was part of Ingenix (a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated). Prior to joining Ingenix, Tramuto was one of the founders of Protocare, Inc., a large provider of drug development services, where he served as Chief Executive and President of the Protocare Sciences Division and Corporate Officer of Protocare from 1998 to 2003. Prior to co-founding Protocare, Tramuto served as General Manager of the Home Health Care Business Unit and Corporate Vice President of Marketing/Healthcare at Caremark.

In addition to Tramuto, Healthways Board of Directors includes: John W. Ballantine, J. Cris Bisgard, M.D., M.P.H., Thomas G. Cigarran, Mary Jane England, M.D., Ben R. Leedle, Jr., C Warren Neel, Ph.D, William D. Novelli, Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., John A. Wickens and Kevin G. Wills.

About Healthways

Healthways (NAS: HWAY) 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 45 million people on four continents. Learn more at

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