Nightingale Selected to Provide Electronic Medical Records by Preventative Care Leader Wellpath Clinic



    MARKHAM, ON, Aug. 19 /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 with
more than 5.3 million patient records under management, announced today that
it has been selected to provide hosted electronic medical record (EMR) to
preventative care leader, Wellpath Clinic. The EMR will be used across the
entire network of Wellpath Clinic locations supporting the delivery of modern,
accessible, personalized and consistent patient care at every visit.
    Nightingale On Demand EMR will be deployed as the core system by Wellpath
Clinic as they put together one of North America's most advanced models for
the delivery of Naturopathic Medicine and preventative care. Each Wellpath
Clinic location offers a common yet personalized experience at every level.
The EMR will be used at the point of care by all of the Clinic's doctors in an
effort to enhance care and ensure a consistent patient experience, a
cornerstone of successful preventative care plans.
    "There is no question that electronic medical records represent a
critical step forward in the delivery of modern healthcare. But not all EMRs
are the same," said Doctor Kathryn Nobrega-Porter. "Nightingale offers us a
robust system that allows doctors to deliver better, faster and more complete
support and care to patients".
    More attention is being paid to preventative care models as healthcare
costs grow and as patients take greater interest in their own health. Wellpath
Clinic has a unique delivery model that differentiates it from other
naturopathic clinics. It offers a structured approach to care that begins on
first contact with the patient and continues through ongoing care. They offer
a comprehensive set of programs that provide a framework for diagnosis and
patient care plans. Patients will be able to visit any Wellpath Clinic and
experience a seamless continuity in the delivery of care and support.
    "Nightingale is a forward thinking organization that clearly recognizes
that healthcare is all about managing ongoing relationships with patients,"
said Richard Porter, General Manager of Wellpath Clinic. "The use of
technology to hold historic data and to support real time decisions has proven
critical to the success in so many other industries and it is time for
healthcare to get on board. And web based access provides flexibility and
efficiencies that makes a clinic much more effective."
    Nightingale On Demand will be an integral part of the Wellpath Clinic
framework. It will provide the doctors and staff with tools at the point of
care and it will maintain patient health information aligned with Wellpath
Clinics proprietary programs. Doctors will have secure access to patient
medical records through a fully web based delivery model. This means that
every clinic will have access to the same set of tools and patient records
every time the patient visits or calls a Wellpath Clinic location. This is
important to ensuring that consistency of experience and care.
    "From the moment you walk in the door of a Wellpath Clinic it is clear
that they have a new approach to health and to care," said Sam Chebib,
President and CEO of Nightingale. "We look forward to working in partnership
with them to develop a new model in the delivery of preventative care."
    Nightingale's EMR solution, Nightingale On Demand is a full featured EMR
and practice management system that automates clinical activities such as
documenting patient care, prescription writing, lab orders and results as well
as the scheduling and billing of patient visits.

    About Wellpath Clinic

    Wellpath Clinic offers a new approach to health care. Their mission is to
inspire and empower individuals to improve the quality of their lives. An
organic approach focuses on understanding and treating each patient's whole
health, rather than simply symptoms. Using current science-based Natural
Medicine they provide safe and effective therapies to help achieve excellence
in whole patient sustainable wellness. At the core of each wellness program is
the patient. Their commitment is to take time to understand the individual and
to formulate a health enhancing personalized approach to overall wellness.
Wellpath Clinics goal is to guide patients to be their healthiest selves and
to help improve the quality of their lives.

    About Nightingale Informatix Corporation

    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" respecting the
issuance and cancellation of securities of the Company 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: 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 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;
access to debt or equity financing and agreements with its Lenders; 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.
Certain material factors or assumptions applied by management in making
forward-looking statements, include without limitation, factors and
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.

    
    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    

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For further information:

For further information: Michael Ford, CFO Nightingale Informatix
Corporation, Tel: (905) 307-7870, mford@nightingale.md; Alan Kriss, VP
Marketing, Nightingale Informatix Corporation, Tel: (905) 307-6863,
akriss@nightingale.md

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