Nova Scotia is improving security and privacy for thousands of patients whose medical information is stored electronically.
MARKHAM, ON, April 2, 2012 /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, announces that Nightingale on Demand is the first electronic medical record system to receive jurisdictional certification in Nova Scotia from Canada Health Infoway. Nova Scotia doctors who use it now have an extra level of security.
"Electronic medical records provide doctors with timely access to patient records so that Nova Scotians receive better care sooner," said Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Wellness. "I want to congratulate Nightingale on achieving certification because about 900 front line health care providers in Nova Scotia use the Nightingale system."
To meet certification, the software underwent rigorous evaluation and testing to show that it met privacy and security standards set by Canada Health Infoway.
"As the leading web-based electronic medical record in Canada, Nightingale on Demand provides the highest levels of security and privacy to ensure patient information is properly secure and protected," said John Bodolai, executive vice-president of Nightingale. "We are extremely proud to be the first electronic medical records vendor to receive jurisdictional certification with the province of Nova Scotia."
Electronic medical records provide physicians with comprehensive access to patient information, increase productivity by reducing paperwork, and ultimately provide better quality of care for patients.
Managing patient care also becomes more efficient. For patients with chronic conditions, an electronic medical record can flag when the patient is due for an appointment or important procedure.
Physicians are able to proactively follow-up with patients for routine check-ups and tests, and easily identify patients to contact in the case of a medication recall.
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, 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.nightingalemd.com
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