In our fast paced work environment where timely information is vital to making the best decisions, WorkCare, Inc. offers a best in class communication solution. Employers and their third party administrator partners now have an easy to use tool for tracking and managing employees with chronic absenteeism problems. This tool is a web based solution called WorkLink?. WorkLink supports communication and return to work metrics for employers with both centralized and decentralized absence management systems. Its real time system starts with the automated referral process and provides easy to access, real time, employee absence status information. The WorkLink system also has is HIPAA compliant with self contained email and fax capability to protect employee data. Employers can measure their employees return to work progress based on the WorkLink?s calculation of the employee?s expected versus actual return to work date. WorkLink supports nurse care managers and health coaches/advocates manage employee?s timely return to work, and achieving healthy work-life behaviors. WorkCare?s nurse care managers, who focus on helping the employee remove obstacles that prevent the employee from returning to work, use WorkLink daily to track an employee?s return to work plan. WorkLink provides a secure, easy-to-use, web based solution that enhances communication and reporting capabilities, while improving administrative efficiencies for integrated health management stakeholders. WorkLink connects the WorkCare?s professional team, whether on-site or telephonic, with Human Resources, Disability Management, and Worker?s Compensation staff as well as other key players in the integrated health management system. WorkLink enables employer clients to substantially reduce costs by exchanging vital information, obtaining work status reports, and facilitating employees early return to work. WorkLink offers multiple data security options, customized reports and forms, and data exchange capabilities. This solution is easily integrated within a company?s reporting process, as it uses existing computer sytems and staff, providing ?real-time? viewing of open cases and work statuses.