Nightingale Highlights Success of its Electronic Medical Record ASP Solution for Ontario Funded Physicians



    MARKHAM, ON, May 12 /CNW/ - Adoption of Nightingale's OntarioMD hosted
(ASP) electronic medical record system has been growing rapidly since it was
first offered in late 2008. In just over a few months, more than 200
healthcare providers have adopted Nightingale On Demand electronic medical
records (EMR) and practice management system, furthering the company's
leadership position as Canada's most widely accepted web based EMR. This new
Nightingale service hosted by eHealth Ontario is currently managing over
200,000 patient records, and appears to follow the growth trend of
Nightingale's core hosted service where 5.3 million patients are being
managed.
    Nightingale On Demand is hosted at eHealth Ontario's data centre and is
securely delivered over the Internet to physicians who are eligible to receive
funding from OntarioMD for using an electronic medical record system. This is
the result of a long term agreement signed in the fall of 2008 between eHealth
Ontario, OntarioMD and Nightingale Informatix Corporation. One of the
objectives of this initiative with eHealth Ontario is to ensure the highest
level of reliability and security for Ontario doctors and patients. Since its
first customers went online in 2008, Nightingale On Demand, hosted at eHealth
Ontario has experienced better than 99.999% availability, a laudable
achievement for any web based system and very encouraging performance.
    "From the start we knew that this agreement with OntarioMD and eHealth
Ontario would be a winning option for Ontario physicians," said Sam Chebib,
President and CEO, Nightingale. "The reliability and security that we have
been able to deliver by housing our system at eHealth Ontario has been
outstanding, evidenced by the adoption rate of this specific service. This has
given doctors a high level of confidence in deciding to go paperless with
Nightingale."
    With an ASP solution for electronic medical records physicians do not
have to invest in servers, hardware, backup or spend money on managing the
system in their facility. As a web based system, with an Internet connection a
provider can have access to their records. Doctors using an EMR have at their
disposal the tools that allow them to provide better patient care, they save
time and their practice operates more efficiently.
    "There is no question that using an ASP-based EMR makes more sense,"
added Dr. Sol Werb. "It is fast and reliable, and we have saved thousands of
dollars by not having to buy and manage in-house servers to run the software.
This is a true "On Demand" service that has allowed me to focus on providing
better patient care and leaves the IT management to the experts."
    A great deal of attention has been paid to the adoption of EMR as a means
to improve the healthcare system in Canada. The recent federal budget set
aside $500 million for Canada Health Infoway (CHI). This money is targeted
toward physician adoption of electronic medical records. In the next few weeks
it is expected that CHI and its provincial counterparts will provide greater
detail as to how the promised funds will be allocated. The plan is to
encourage every physician to get online as soon as possible.

    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

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speculative nature of the medical software industry, which is affected by
numerous factors beyond Nightingale's control; the ability of Nightingale to
successfully integrate its acquisitions and any liabilities arising as a
result of such acquisitions, access to capital and agreements with its
Lenders; 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. 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. Although management
believes the assumptions used to make such statements are reasonable at this
time, our assumptions may not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.
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assumptions regarding Nightingale's continued ability to fund its business,
rates of customer defaults, relationships with, and payments to, lenders,
demand for Nightingale's products, 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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For further information: Media: Robert Wilson, (819) 685-9871,
bob@robertwilsonandassociates.com; Investors: Michael Ford, Chief Financial
Officer, (905) 307-7870, mford@nightingale.md

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