June 07, 2012 14:35 ET

GoldCare to Manage The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division Rehabilitation and Education Program

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 7, 2012) - GoldCare, the market leader in healthcare management software, is pleased to announce that The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division has selected GoldCare to provide an integrated business solution for their Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program (AREP).

GoldCare's diverse suite of software provides an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to managing every interaction with the client throughout their care cycle, which is why The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division considered GoldCare the strongest candidate to provide the business intelligence, client and referral record management, and comprehensive reporting they required. The opportunity to be an early adopter of GoldCare's new MobilityPlus solution was also an attractive, innovative incentive for The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division.

Using GoldCare, assessments, care plans, treatments and resulting clinical documentation and outcomes are consolidated in a single electronic client record. This record is accessible through an intuitive workspace that provides a 'day planner' view of the care provider's clients, appointments, scheduled activities, and other up-to-date information. GoldCare's centralized approach to information management streamlines workflow and efficiencies for improved service planning and delivery and quality of care.

The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division will take advantage of this high level of integration to consolidate the majority of their AREP portfolio of services. This includes teaching those with a confirmed diagnosis of arthritis about pain management, updates on medication, how to exercise, ways to cope with the emotional impact of arthritis, ways to adapt to their home or workplace, how to protect joints and use helpful devices, and more.

The adoption of GoldCare MobilityPlus BlackBerry solution is a positive strategic step for both companies. GoldCare MobilityPlus utilizing a BlackBerry provides a secure web-enabled application that allows remote access in real time to client records and schedules and automatically validates visit duration, travel time and distance. Information is organized simply, enabling the user to update client visits and program details and view driving directions.

"The Arthritis Society is committed to providing education, support and solutions to help improve the quality of life to those affected by arthritis," says Ed Ziesmann, Senior Director, Programs and Services of The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division. GoldCare's integrated approach to information management, in addition to the capabilities of their mobile solution, will be an immeasurable support in our efforts to improve client services and work efficiencies."

"We are very pleased to be partnering with The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division. Their selection of GoldCare further establishes our commitment to the home and community care markets," says Paula Hucko, Vice President of GoldCare. "We are proud to be part of a collaborative effort that will see improvements in their processes and reporting, and ultimately enhance the delivery of services to those in Ontario with arthritis."

About The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis. It is Canada's principal health charity providing education, programs and support to 4.6 million Canadians with arthritis and their loved ones. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada by investing more than $175 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division is located at 393 University Avenue, Suite 1700 in Toronto. For more information about The Arthritis Society, call 416.979.7228 or visit

About GoldCare

GoldCare is a leading healthcare technology software provider for community, home and residential care sectors. An integrated approach to care management and support, and dedication to industry-advancing solutions are just some of the reasons why GoldCare is used by hundreds of organizations across Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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