Nightingale wins contracts to support family health organizations on its OntarioMD ASP Certified EMR platform



    
    Win builds on company's significant presence in the London, Ontario area
    and on successful partnerships with academic teams throughout the
    province
    

    MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 15 /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 has been selected to provide its OntarioMD Certified ASP web-based
Nightingale On Demand EMR solution to the three core urban Family Health
Organizations (FHOs) in London, Ontario. These clinics are associated with
London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care in London, Ontario
along with several of their community family practice partners. The majority
of these clinics are part of the Thames Valley Family Health Team.
    Nightingale On Demand will support the automation of four ambulatory
clinics providing electronic medical records, integrating labs, medications,
patient scheduling and billing functions. It will be used by over 125 users
including physicians and other health care providers in these FHOs to provide
care to tens of thousands of patients in the London area. These organizations
are closely affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at
The University of Western Ontario and train over 80 residents each year.
    "With Nightingale On Demand, we will train our upcoming doctors with
state of the art technology and gain full interoperability with our FHO
partners, benefiting patients as well as medical teams," said Dr. Sonny Cejic,
Medical Director, London Health Sciences Centre's Byron Family Medical Centre
and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Western. "An extensive selection
process that evaluated 10 OntarioMD certified solutions allowed us to
determine that Nightingale is the best solution to meet our complex needs, the
most significant being the delivery of optimal patient care."
    The selection of Nightingale by these organizations demonstrates that the
company continues to gain acceptance and recognition as a valuable partner to
large-scale hospitals, leading healthcare institutions and particularly
academic teaching centres as it expands its presence across Canada. These
contracts are for a period of 36 months and target go live is schedule for
spring 2009.
    "Nightingale is proud to be a partner with this visionary group as they
proactively seek to enhance the way healthcare is managed and delivered," said
Sam Chebib, President and CEO of Nightingale. "These wins further demonstrate
that Nightingale On Demand is the solution of choice by physicians and
Academic teams across the country".

    About London Health Sciences Centre

    London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in
Canada for over 130 years and offers the broadest range of specialized
clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding
hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting,
London Health Sciences Centre is home to South Street Hospital, University
Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Children's Hospital, two family medical
centres, and Lawson Health Research Institute - a joint research initiative
with St Joseph's Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and
health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 30
international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers
from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences
Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically
injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital's
10,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than
one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca

    About St. Joseph's Health Care, London

    St. Joseph's Health Care, London is one of Canada's leading
multi-specialty academic health care centres with a distinguished legacy of
service to London, Southwestern Ontario and the veterans of Canada dating back
more than 130 years. St. Joseph's five key role areas include:
acute/ambulatory care; complex care and veterans care; long-term care;
rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics; and specialized mental health care.
Facilities and services include St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkwood Hospital,
Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, and Regional Mental Health Care London
and St. Thomas. Our research institute, Lawson Health Research Institute,
develops new knowledge that is continually applied directly to patient care.
More than 400,000 patients annually receive care from nearly 6,000 physicians
and staff at St. Joseph's, which is affiliated with the University of Western
Ontario.

    
    About Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western
    Ontario
    

    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western
Ontario has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with the founding of the
medical school in 1881. Our reputation has been built by dedicated teachers,
breakthrough discoveries and our commitment to patient-centred care.
    With more than 1,700 faculty and 2,700 students in medicine, dentistry,
medical science, graduate studies and postgraduate training, Schulich Medicine
& Dentistry is a Canadian centre of excellence dedicated to preparing
tomorrow's doctors, dentists and health researchers to become leaders who will
shape the future of health care.

    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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