Canada's leading cloud-based EMR provider and Canada's foremost provider of accredited, online CME to establish a seamless connection to further physician education
MARKHAM, ON, April 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Nightingale Informatix Corporation ("Nightingale" or the "Company") (TSX-V: NGH), a provider of cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) software and related services, today announced it has formed an exclusive partnership with mdBriefCase, Canada's foremost online (electronic) continuing medical education (eCME) organization. The partnership will provide Nightingale's EMR users with seamless access to mdBriefCase's eCME programs, with mdBriefCase reciprocally marketing the partnership through its various channels.
"Nightingale is pleased to be entering into this exclusive alliance with mdBriefCase," said Sam Chebib, President & CEO of Nightingale Informatix Corporation. "Establishing strategic partnerships, like this one, with key players in Canada's healthcare industry further differentiates Nightingale from our competitors, provides significant added value to our customers and broadens awareness of our EMR. Both of our organizations are leaders in Canada, making it a natural fit for us to work together to improve Canadian healthcare."
Under this agreement, Nightingale's customers will have direct access from the Company's cloud-based EMR, Nightingale On Demand, to the accredited, online CME programs offered by mdBriefCase. Once launched, customers will also have direct access from the Company's next-generation product, Nexia™ EMR. Nightingale will be the exclusive EMR partner of mdBriefCase for a minimum period of one year.
"As a leader in eCME, it is very exciting to partner with Nightingale, a leader in EMR and digital healthcare solutions. Nightingale users will now have access to more than 100 free eCME programs each year, " says Dan Denomme, President of mdBriefCase Inc. "Nightingale's innovative approach to EMR, coupled with mdBriefCase's experience and expertise in online CME can form an important catalyst toward improved patient care in Canada."
mdBriefCase will promote its partnership with Nightingale to its membership and partner organizations through various communication channels, including content on its website and member eNewsletters, which reach upwards of 18,000 subscribers.
Physicians in Canada are required to earn a minimum number of CME credits annually to maintain their medical licenses, as determined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. By providing a seamless link from its cloud-based EMR solution, Nightingale is supporting its customers in achieving their licensing requirements.
Nightingale is one of the fastest growing health care service and software companies in North America and 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 and transcription, 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.nightingalemd.ca
mdBriefCase is Canada's foremost online, continuing medical education (CME) organization, providing free multimedia, interactive learning programs for physicians, specialists, pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals such as nurses, diabetes educators and respiratory therapists. All programs are accredited and offered for free to over 90,000 Canadian Healthcare professionals members.
mdBriefCase, Inc. was established in 2001 and employs approximately 30 employees in Toronto. mdBriefCase is the recent recipient of a Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA) Achievement Award and all mdBriefCase sites comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
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", "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", "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 secure customer contracts and the timing of securing such contracts; the ability of Nightingale to complete and successfully integrate its acquisitions on an accretive basis, Nightingale's access to debt and capital facilities, including compliance with current debt arrangements; the existence of present and possible future government regulation; the significant competition that exists in the medical software industry; the early stage of Nightingale's business, and 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. Certain material factors or assumptions applied by management in making forward-looking statements, include without limitation, factors and assumptions regarding future trends in healthcare spending, economic conditions affecting Nightingale and North American economies; Nightingale's ability to continue to fund its business, rates of customer defaults, relationships with, and payments to lenders, 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.
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