Online patient portal integrated with EMR will drive quality of care improvements while increasing efficiency and revenue of medical clinics
MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 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, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Canadian Patient Access Incorporated ("CPA") to offer health related services to Canadian patients, through doctors using electronic medical records in their practices.
Using Nightingale's innovative patient-centric technology and secure web-based patient portal, Canadian Patient Access Inc. will offer doctors a patient services platform seamlessly integrated with Nightingale On Demand, the Company's EMR and Practice Management system. The unique platform will provide patients with direct access to their physician and to clinic administrators. It will allow patients to schedule medical appointments online at their convenience. The patient portal will allow patients to review and access their medical history and laboratory results online, request prescription refills, request eConsults with their physician and receive care, medication and appointment reminders, all in a sophisticated and secure, easy to use online environment.
"Today people want to be informed about their healthcare and to be involved in how it is managed," said Moe Jiwan, President of Canadian Patient Access Inc. "We use the Internet to enhance so many aspects of our lives, but we have only begun to realize what is possible when it comes to healthcare. One of our primary goals is to help doctors leverage the investments they are making in EMR, allowing them to engage with patients in a way that enhances the patient experience while adding efficiencies to the delivery of care."
Clinics will experience efficiency improvements as patients take advantage of the convenience and personalization of the patient portal. There will be tangible benefits resulting from patients using online self-service tools rather than contacting the clinic by phone or in person. And the integration of the portal with the Nightingale EMR and practice management system provides a highly efficient means of managing and delivering innovative services not covered by provincial health insurance plans.
"With this agreement we are poised to set a new standard in the way patient services are delivered in Canada. The management of Canadian Patient Access are proven leaders in the delivery of innovative patient centric healthcare," said Sam Chebib, President of Nightingale Informatix. "Along with their experience in marketing to patients & physicians, the investment that CPA is making will allow Nightingale to unlock the value of its patient portal technology and its extensive customer base of physicians across Canada to drive additional revenues and growth."
Under the terms of the agreement Canadian Patient Access Inc. will be the exclusive distributor of Nightingale's patient portal, Priority Access, in Canada. Nightingale will receive upfront consideration in the form of cash and equity, and it will receive ongoing royalties from the sale of services and technology. In addition, Canadian Patient Access Inc. will have non-exclusive rights to market and sell other Nightingale products including Nightingale On Demand, the company's web-based electronic medical record (EMR) system.
About Canadian Patient Access Inc.
Canadian Patient Access Inc. is a patient centric company with an aim to leverage technology to enable the efficient delivery of healthcare services and information between providers and patients. CPA will provide patients with instant online and secure access to their PHR (Personal Health Record), their physician schedule and other healthcare management products and services. All this combined with health monitoring services, reminders and communication tools the CPA online platform will become the standard for personal healthcare management for all Canadians. www.canadianpatientaccess.ca
About Nightingale Informatix Corporation
Nightingale is one of the fastest growing health care service and software companies in North America. It is recognized as an industry leader in Web-based (ASP) 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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For further information: For further information: Alan Kriss, VP Marketing, Nightingale Informatix Corporation, Tel: (905) 307-6863, firstname.lastname@example.org; Moe Jiwan, President, Canadian Patient Access Inc., Tel: (905) 884-1017, email@example.com