Nightingale to implement electronic medical record solution with Newfoundland-based Killick Health Services



    MARKHAM, ON, June 10 /CNW/ - Today, Nightingale Informatix Corporation
("Nightingale") (TSX-V: NGH), an application service provider (ASP) of
electronic medical record (EMR) software and related services, announced that
it will implement its web-based Nightingale On Demand EMR solution with
Killick Health Services Inc ("Killick"), a Newfoundland-based private
multidisciplinary healthcare clinic. The implementation is a crucial component
of the clinic's "Killick Initiative", which seeks to take a leadership role in
improving patient care across the province by linking specialists, physicians
and healthcare facilities through a collaborative model of care.
    Killick chose Nightingale for their industry leadership in EMR,
accessibility and broad functional capabilities of its Nightingale On Demand
web-based solution, and for the highly secure infrastructure the company
employs to ensure patient records are safely managed and maintained.
    "Nightingale's web-based EMR provides the ideal solution for tying our
remote communities together through a single patient record to improve patient
care across the region," says Kris Luscombe, Director, Killick Health
Services, "We believe an EMR will be a powerful enabler in promoting and
realizing the goals of our Initiative by assisting the healthcare community in
delivering care more efficiently throughout the province."
    With over 5.3 million patient records under management, Nightingale
continues to gain recognition and acceptance by provincial ministries of
health, large-scale hospitals, leading healthcare institutions and
certification bodies, making it among one of the most widely used EMR
solutions in Canada.
    "Killick represents another example of physicians recognizing that the
power of an EMR solution extends beyond the management of patient records, but
as a catalyst to improving overall patient care throughout a community," says
Sam Chebib, President and CEO of Nightingale. "Nightingale is proud to be a
partner with this visionary group of physicians as they proactively seek to
change the way healthcare is managed in their province."
    The Killick Initiative, the brainchild of eight physicians at the Killick
clinic, seeks to improve care delivery and service access by aligning
community needs with available services and attempting to use all health
providers to their full scope of practice. This shift focuses healthcare
management from a reactive model addressing acute medical issues to a
proactive patient-centred approach focusing on health promotion, illness
prevention and enhanced chronic disease management.
    The clinic is a part of the Central Health Authority and resides in Grand
Falls-Windsor, a large rural region with over 100,000 people spread over half
the land mass of the island of Newfoundland. Unlike typical rural centres,
where healthcare providers reside in a single institution, such as a rural
hospital, care providers in Grand Falls-Windsor are widely distributed
throughout the community and region.
    "Without a shared ambulatory facility in our region, the opportunity for
healthcare providers to collaborate is significantly reduced," says Luscombe.
"Electronic documents and an EMR strategy are seen as a critical component to
realizing the goals of the Initiative. It can build a patient-centred
community of healthcare providers by connecting them to a single, online
patient record that can be shared, managed and accurately updated."
    Nightingale On Demand allows medical offices to capture and share
clinical documentation, share lab results, schedule appointments, monitor
patient care, measure care delivery efficiency, detail electronic referrals
and prescriptions, perform billing tasks and reporting, and to sort and search
through patient data more effectively and efficiently.

    About Killick

    Killick Health Services is a physician driven enterprise which employs a
collaborative care model and the latest technology to deliver evidence based,
patient centered care. The organization consists of a core network of
specialists in family medicine, psychiatry and internal medicine dedicated to
standardizing documentation and communications to streamline interdisciplinary
care. The efficiency of communications assists in prioritizing patient needs
to increase access to required services. Additionally, expert knowledge is
easily shared among providers to improve coordination of care. With dedication
to shared care, continuing medical education, and training of medical students
and residents, individual skills and professional development are enhanced to
further improve health care. Killick Health Services has a broad vision to
achieve excellence in health care and health education and has developed many
strategic partnerships with regional health services and Memorial University
of Newfoundland. The organization represents a newly established learning
community with videoconference and distance education capabilities.
Educational partnerships have been fostered under the leadership of Dr. John
Campbell.

    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: Killick Health Services: Dr. Kris Luscombe or
Dr. John Campbell, (709) 292-8400, Fax (709) 292-8899; Media: Whitney Binns,
Edelman, (416) 979-1120 ext. 257, whitney.binns@edelman.com; Investors: Dave
Mason, The Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 ext. 237, dmason@equicomgroup.com

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