System will serve populations most at risk for poor health.
MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Nightingale Informatix Corporation ("Nightingale" or the "Company") (TSX-V:NGH), a cloud-based provider of electronic medical record (EMR) software, and the Association of Ontario Health Centres ("AOHC") today announced that they have reached and exceeded their targets in Canada's largest electronic medical record (EMR) implementation project.
In 2012, the AOHC embarked on an initiative to deploy Nightingale's cloud-based EMR solution to support its integrated healthcare delivery model, which is especially effective for serving people and communities whose health is most at risk. Originally the goal was to deploy Nightingale in 73 Community Health Centres throughout Ontario. Because Aboriginal Health Access Centres and Nurse Practitioner-led Centres also recognized the benefits of a centralized EMR, the number of centres involved in the initiative has now grown to 90.
To date, 4,100 health providers, 1,271,042 clients and 61,823,212 client records have been successfully migrated to Nightingale's EMR solution. The AOHC coordinated the deployment which was completed on budget. Going forward, Nightingale and AOHC will work together to launch a multilingual EMR in the AOHC's six francophone Community Health Centres.
The EMR initiative will have a strong positive impact in communities which are vulnerable to poor health. "Our member centres provide integrated health services and programs to people and communities whose health is most at risk," explains AOHC CEO Adrianna Tetley. "Nightingale's EMR solution will further enhance our integrated approach and effectiveness. And because the same cloud-based EMR system is being used by so many of our member centres, the data it gathers greatly augments our province-wide quality improvement efforts."
A unique attribute of Nightingale's cloud-based EMR solution is that it can be used by multiple members of inter-professional teams. Client records can be shared amongst nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, dietitians, health promoters and community health developers. The system captures more than just medical appointment information; it also shows an individual's involvement in other types of health promotion activities like workshops or group sessions. This information allows AOHC service providers to make informed decisions and recommendations more efficiently based on timely information and a holistic view of a person's care.
"By launching and then coordinating this initiative, the AOHC has demonstrated its visionary leadership in health care delivery. We are proud to support their vision and mission with our market leading EMR platform," said Sam Chebib, president and CEO of Nightingale Informatix. "This milestone could only be achieved by working as partners every step of the way, at every level and we look forward to continuing to do so with each new phase."
Who: Leadership from AOHC, Nightingale, eHealth Ontario and staff from the Youth Centre who will be demonstrating the Nightingale EMR system.
For more than a decade, Nightingale has been delivering innovative cloud-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management solutions to healthcare organizations across the United States and Canada. Clients benefit from robust solutions that reflect a holistic view of a person's wellbeing. www.nightingalemd.com.
About the AOHC
The Association of Ontario Health Centres ("AOHC") is Ontario's voice for community-governed primary health care. The association represents 111 community-governed primary health care organizations. Membership includes Ontario's Community Health Centres, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, Community Family Health Teams and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics.
The Association of Ontario Health Centres aims for the best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario. For more information, visit us at www.aohc.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE: Nightingale Informatix Corporation
For further information: Sofia Ramirez, Communications Lead, Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) / Association des Centres de Santé de l'Ontario (ACSO), Tel: 416.236.2539 x 235, [email protected], Sam Chebib, CEO, Nightingale Informatix Corporation, Tel: 905-943-2611, [email protected]