Novus Health provides CARP members with the innovative CARP Health Wizard.

CARP Introduces The CARP Health Wizard™
New Powerful Online Navigation Tool Empowers Canadians To Take Charge of Their Own Health

“Sooner or later, the bad news does come to us all. Now, when it does, CARP offers Canadians a choice.” – Moses Znaimer, President, CARP

December 13, 2011: CARP: A New Vision of Aging for Canada has announced the launch of the CARP Health Wizard™, a groundbreaking new benefit free to all CARP members. The CARP Health Wizard quickly and conveniently delivers vital health care information so users can proactively manage their treatment and recovery, or that of a loved one. CARP is the first to offer such a powerful online healthcare navigation resource to the public. Until today, this type of service was only available to large employer groups or major corporations.

“The CARP Health Wizard is one of the most important member benefits we’ve ever introduced. Abundant research proves that people who take charge have much better outcomes than those who are passive. But our bureaucratic, fragmented, time-consuming health care “system” doesn’t make it easy. Now, every Canadian at any age can join CARP immediately and start using the Health Wizard to make better health care management decisions,” said Moses Znaimer, CARP’s President.

The CARP Health Wizard demonstrates CARP’s serious commitment to building a portfolio of benefits that is compelling and responsive to the urgent needs of an aging population.

The CARP Health Wizard enables Canadians to:

  • Get the essentials on medical conditions
  • Find a local physician or other health care professional
  • Check what your province provides – wait times, drug coverage, health care plan coverage
  • Find local community support groups for diseases or health issues
  • Find facilities – hospitals, clinics, labs, nursing homes, long-term care
  • Manage medications
  • Travel more safely
  • Get caregiving advice
  • Check natural products
  • Make more informed decisions

The CARP Health Wizard is a system built and maintained by Novus Health.

“Health care in Canada is complex, and Canadians are living longer than ever before. Some are living with chronic illness while others are caring for parents and children at the same time. At Novus Health, we understand how the changing health care system affects Canada’s maturing population, and we see CARP as an ideal partner with which to provide our health navigation services, via CARP Health Wizard. And ZoomerMedia’s extensive communication capabilities help us extend our services to even more Canadians,” said Robin Ingle, Chairman of Novus Health.

The CARP Health Wizard is free to CARP members, who can begin using it immediately by going to www.carphealth.ca. Non-members can join, and gain access to the Wizard – for as little as $14.95 – by calling 1-800-363-9736.

ABOUT CARP

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’. CARP is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Canadians as we age by promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination; providing value-added benefits, products and services to members; and building a sense of community and shared values among its members in support of CARP’s mission. Learn more about membership in CARP at www.carp.ca

ABOUT NOVUS

Novus Health, a leader in Canadian Health Navigation, delivers innovative online and telephone solutions for today’s changing health care environment. Novus Health works with insurers, employers, financial services firms, affinity groups, and health organizations to provide knowledgeable and compassionate assistance tailored to the needs of their members. Novus Health’s state-of-the-art contact centres and customized online services empower members to successfully navigate the health care system while providing them with the tools they need to access trusted health information and make informed health decisions. Novus Health has offices in Toronto and Montreal and serves Canadians coast to coast. Learn more at www.novushealth.com

Media Contact:
Leanne Wright
VP Communications
ZoomerMedia Limited
leanne@zoomer.ca
416.886.6873

Source : CARP