Nightingale Informatix Corporation Signs EMR Agreement with Six Nations Health Services
- Company selected by the largest First Nations group in Canada, to replace legacy EMR with Nightingale On Demand EMR
- Nightingale On Demand EMR to be deployed to 150 First Nations Health Services Providers
- Company will manage migration of existing client and clinical data through its Data Migration Centre of Excellence
MARKHAM, ON, July 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Nightingale Informatix Corporation ("Nightingale" or the "Company") (TSX-V: NGH), an application service provider (ASP) of electronic medical record (EMR) software and related services, today announced that it has signed a three-year agreement with Six Nations Health Services to provide its leading EMR and practice management solution, Nightingale On Demand (NOD), to healthcare providers practicing within the Six Nations Health Services department of the Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council.
"Over the past 12 months, Nightingale has strengthened its foothold as the EMR partner of choice for community-based health organizations across Canada," said Sam Chebib, President and CEO of Nightingale. "This agreement with Six Nations builds directly on our earlier success with the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC). We are making great progress in the emerging Aboriginal market segment through our customized workflow. Our partnership with Six Nations is a testament to the leadership position Nightingale has achieved in the specialized community health and public health markets."
This is the largest single Aboriginal Healthcare agreement to date for Nightingale. It will cover 150 providers who provide comprehensive and diverse health services to clients at the Six Nations Health Services primary site in Ohsweken, Ontario and across the Six Nations territory. Deployment is expected to be completed by December 2012. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
"Our Community Health Services providers have been using EMR since 2007; however, the former solution did not meet our clients' specific medical, cultural and reporting needs," said Ruby Miller, Director, Six Nations Health Services. "Not only does Nightingale provide a more flexible EMR solution, but the Nightingale team demonstrated a commitment to continue to develop a deep understanding of our cultural needs as a result of their work with other Aboriginal Health Access Centres."
Adoption of EMR by community-based centres is in the early stages. Nightingale's track record of successful EMR deployments, technology leadership, demonstrated experience in multiple jurisdictions, as well as the comprehensive functionality of Nightingale On Demand positions the Company to become the leading EMR provider in this sector. Moreover, as a true bilingual EMR service provider, Nightingale is positioned to accelerate market penetration in regions where French is a requirement.
As a competitive EMR replacement agreement with Six Nations Heath Services, Nightingale will also be responsible for migrating original client data from the existing databases. The Company will manage the process through its Data Migration Centre of Excellence (DMCE).
"Protecting the integrity of data quality through the data migration process is an important priority of this EMR deployment process," Mr. Chebib continued. "We have successfully managed hundreds of successful data migrations and our team that forms the Company's Data Migration Centre of Excellence understands the complexities of patient record systems, data and workflows."
Nightingale's Data Management Centre of Excellence (DMCE) includes a set of processes, tools and resources designed to help health care organizations extract data from their legacy EMR applications and populate the data into Nightingale on Demand EMR in a useful format. Migrating data is complicated and time consuming; the tools built by Nightingale ensure that this data is of the highest quality and will be readily available and useable in the Nightingale On Demand EMR solution.
Nightingale is one of the fastest growing health care service and software companies in North America and is recognized as an industry leader in Web-based clinician and community based electronic medical records (EMR) serving the needs of small primary care practices, multi-physician outpatient clinics, and large scale regional health organizations and networks. Coupled with integrated practice management and transcription, Nightingale's comprehensive service offering allows customers to enhance patient care, increase revenue opportunities and optimize operations. Nightingale is continuously innovating and enhancing its services to meet the needs of its growing and diverse customer base. Nightingale - Healthcare connected. www.nightingalemd.ca
About Six Nations Health Services
Six Nations Health Services is dedicated to building a healthy O gweh ό:weh (original people) community, where each individual is respected, valued, and provided with continued excellence in health care.
Six Nations Health Services will continue to lead in the provision of advanced, wholistic community health care.
Six Nations Health Services is one of thirteen departments operated by the Six Nations Elected Council. With almost 300 employees this department offers various comprehensive health services to approximately 14,000 residents. With a total band membership of 24,744 numerous non-residents return home to access services.
Six Nations of the Grand River community is located 25 km southwest of the city of Hamilton, ON and is between the cities of Brantford, Caledonia and Hagersville.
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