Nightingale selected as a preferred vendor for the Saskatchewan Medical Association Electronic Medical Records Program



    MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) has
announced to its members that Nightingale Informatix Corporation
("Nightingale") (TSX-V: NGH), an application service provider (ASP) of
electronic medical record (EMR) software and related services, web based
Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management solution, Nightingale
On Demand has been selected by the SMA as one of four preferred EMR vendors
for the SMA EMR Program.
    The EMR Program will be made available to approximately 1,400
fee-for-service and contracted physicians within the province of Saskatchewan.
Under this program, Nightingale On Demand, Nightingale's widely used fully
featured web-based solution, will be funding eligible for physician offices in
Saskatchewan upon the completion of further conformance testing and the
signing of an agreement between the SMA and Nightingale. Testing and contract
negotiations are scheduled to commence immediately with all four preferred EMR
vendors.
    "We are excited about this great opportunity and proud to be selected by
the SMA. We are confident that our true web native ASP will exceed the
expectations of the physicians in Saskatchewan", says Sam Chebib, President
and CEO of Nightingale. "We continue to gain recognition and acceptance not
only by physicians, academic teams, certification bodies but by provincial
ministries of health including Nova Scotia and Ontario, making Nightingale On
Demand the most widely used web-based EMR solution in Canada with over 5.3
million patient records under management. We believe that our experience in
wide-scale provincial ASP EMR roll-out will prove very beneficial to the
Physicians in Saskatchewan."
    Approximately 10 to 15 percent of physicians in the province have adopted
an EMR. Through a five year plan, the province plans to significantly increase
EMR adoption to over an estimated 80%. Once certified, Nightingale products
will be funding eligible to over 1,000 physicians that may decide to select
the Nightingale EMR product.

    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,
forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking
terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected",
"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" 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: Alan Kriss, Vice President, Marketing,
(905) 307-6863, akriss@nightingale.md; Investors: Michael Ford, Chief
Financial Officer, (905) 307-7870, mford@nightingale.md

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