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
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
"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
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
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
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.
Forward Looking Statement
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issuance and cancellation of securities of the Company within the
meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally,
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looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect",
"budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends",
"anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of
such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results
"may" ,"could", "would", "might", "occur" or "be achieved".
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results,
level of activity, performance or achievements of Nightingale to be
materially different from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related
to the speculative nature of the medical software industry, which is
affected by numerous factors beyond Nightingale's control; the ability
of Nightingale to successfully secure customer contracts and the timing
of securing such contracts; the ability of Nightingale to complete and
successfully integrate its acquisitions on an accretive basis,
Nightingale's access to debt and capital facilities, including
compliance with current debt arrangements; the existence of present and
possible future government regulation; the significant competition that
exists in the medical software industry; the early stage of
Nightingale's business, and risks associated with early stage
companies, including uncertainty of revenues, markets and profitability
and the need to raise additional funding. All material assumptions
used in making forward-looking statements are based on management's
knowledge of current business conditions and expectations of future
business conditions and trends. Certain material factors or assumptions
applied by management in making forward-looking statements, include
without limitation, factors and assumptions regarding future trends in
healthcare spending, economic conditions affecting Nightingale and
North American economies; Nightingale's ability to continue to fund its
business, rates of customer defaults, relationships with, and payments
to lenders, as well as Nightingale's operating cost structure.
Although Nightingale has attempted to identify important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in
forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause
results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be
no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual
results and future events could differ materially from those
anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Nightingale does not
undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are
incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable
securities laws. Further information on Nightingale Informatix
Corporation is available at www.sedar.com.
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(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: Nightingale Informatix Corporation
For further information:
For further information about Nightingale, contact:
Marketing Communications Manager
Nightingale Informatix Corporation
Senior Account Executive
Tel: 416-815-0700 ext. 273
For further information about Six Nations Health Services, contact
Karen Best, Six Nations Council