Acquisition will bring EHR functionality to Goal users, opens new vertical markets to Edge.
March 10, 2010 – SEATTLE, WA – Edge EHR Corp., an Electronic Health Records “EHR” software company, is pleased to announce it has signed a definitive letter of intent to acquire Goal Software, Inc. of Green Bay, WI. This transaction marks the official commitment by Edge to extend Goal’s legacy of over 32 years in delivering best in class software and support to professionals in the eyecare industry.
Management believes the acquisition of Goal is strategic to Edge adding over 700 doctors to its current client footprint, accelerating Edge's growth with a new addition to it’s portfolio of software solutions. Edge President & CEO, Troy Spracklin stated, “This is a tremendous opportunity to leverage over 3 decades of Goal's knowledge in the eyecare industry with EdgeEHR™ the most innovative CCHIT certified electronic health record and practice management solution available for the Apple Mac® platform. We believe EdgeEHR's simple, yet intuitive interface coupled with it's optimized workflows will provide improved care though technology"
Goal and Edge share a core passion – that healthcare is best served by easy to use software running exclusively on Apple’s award winning desktop and mobile devices. Edge is best of class in terms of electronic health records and practice management solutions available to doctors looking to leverage the power of Mac OS X®. EdgeEHR™ currently offers Practice Management and EHR software solutions for the 1 to 25 doctor ambulatory space. Edge also delivers Practice Management solutions such as EdgeDMS™ for dental professionals and EdgeMD™ across a variety of medical specialties. Edge is an innovator that has pioneered breakthroughs in technology integration for EHR, digital radiography, iPhone integration and more.
Goal President, Kip Williams stated, “The acquisition of Goal by Edge arrives in time for Goal's existing doctors to achieve meaningful use in their practices, thus ensuring they are compliant for upcoming stimulus incentives. The new alliance will provide existing Goal Opticians, Optometrists & Ophthalmologists with a single source for all their EHR and practice management needs.”
Goal’s imminent third generation software release, “Goal X iCare” will also be available in a non-EHR version which is scheduled for release Q2-2010. The two additional modules slated for future release are: Optical Dispensary (Contact Lens & Spectacle ordering and inventory) and EdgeEHR customized for eye care professionals, expected Q3-2010.
Existing Goal users can rest assured that Goal software will continue to be supported for years to come with the same high quality and responsive technical support that Goal Software has offered since their debut on the Apple II in 1978.