Nightingale continues to grow Ontario customer base, adding new clinics to its OntarioMD ASP certified EMR platform



    
    Contract Wins Demonstrate that Nightingale is the Partner of Choice for
    Physicians Adopting EMR
    

    MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 7 /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 contract wins with two OntarioMD funded physician groups for its ASP
EMR solution, highlighting the Company's continued success in building on its
Canadian market leadership position.
    OntarioMD funded physicians at Perry Street Clinic and 1100 Family Health
Network have selected Nightingale's ASP EMR solution, Nightingale On Demand.
Nightingale's full featured web-based EMR and practice management offering
relieves physicians from the burden of buying and implementing costly hardware
and software and dealing with system maintenance and security issues.
    "Nightingale's ASP model is a significant leap forward in the delivery of
EMR for physicians, as it provides me with secure anytime anywhere access to
my clinic." said Dr. William George of the Woodstock-based Perry Street
Clinic. "We chose Nightingale On Demand because it is the most straightforward
path for healthcare professionals to achieve the benefits of an EMR system,
and will provide our clinic with a cost-effective, easy to implement solution
to improve patient care and streamline administrative tasks."
    As a family practice and walk-in clinic, physicians at Perry Street
provide care for more than 250 patients a week. As such, they required an EMR
solution to improve management of their patients' medical records and to more
efficiently track regular patients and walk-ins. Particularly important to
Perry Street's five physicians is the secure on and off site access to patient
charts and lab results that Nightingale's ASP EMR solutions provides.
    Toronto-based 1100 Family Health Network's seven physicians will soon
link to more than 30 physicians who comprise the North York Family Health Team
- a group of family health physicians dedicated to improving patient care
through the one patient, one record EMR model, making this one of the largest
Family Health collaborations in Ontario. In the coming months, physicians at
1100 FHN will use Nightingale on Demand to connect to pharmacies, labs and
specialists within the Family Health Team network, creating a complete
continuum of care for their patients.
    "Nightingale is proud to be able to work with forward-thinking physician
groups that recognize the value EMR adds to the way they manage their
practices and provide care to their patients," said Sam Chebib, President and
CEO, Nightingale. "These customer wins further demonstrate that Nightingale On
Demand is the solution of choice for Canadian physicians who want to achieve
the benefits of an EMR. As such, we remain excited in our efforts to work with
doctors across the country as EMR adoption gains momentum."

    About Nightingale

    Nightingale is one of the fastest growing health care service and
software companies in North America with over 5.3 million patient records
under management in a hosted (ASP) environment. It 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,
transcription and revenue cycle management, 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.nightingale.md

    Forward Looking Statement

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally,
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or state that certain actions, events or results "may" ,"could", "would",
"might" or "will be taken", "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 the
speculative nature of the medical software industry, which is affected by
numerous factors beyond Nightingale's control; the existence of present and
possible future government regulation; the significant and increasing
competition that exists in the medical software industry; the early stage of
Nightingale's business; and therefore it is subject to the risks associated
with early stage companies, including uncertainty of revenues, markets and
profitability and the need to raise additional funding.
    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

    
    The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    

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For further information:

For further information: Media: Jason Kinnear, Edelman, (416) 979-1120
ext. 268, jason.kinnear@edelman.com; Investors: Dave Mason, The Equicom Group,
(416) 815-0700 ext. 237, dmason@equicomgroup.com; Sales: Doug Watt, Vice
President Sales Canada, (905) 307-6875, dwatt@nightingale.md

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