Nightingale signs a three-year agreement with the Medical Society of the State of New York

    MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - Nightingale Informatix Corporation
("Nightingale") (TSX-V: NGH), an application service provider (ASP) of
electronic medical record (EMR) software and related services, announces that
it has signed a three-year agreement with the Medical Society of the State of
New York (MSSNY). Under the terms of the agreement, MSSNY has agreed to
approve Nightingale's EMR offering as one of three preferred ASP vendor
solutions to its members. In return, Nightingale will offer preferential
pricing for its EMR software and services to MSSNY's 30,000 members.
    In an effort to simplify the decision making process for its members,
MSSNY conducted extensive due diligence and evaluated the leading EMR vendors
before arriving at its recommended short list. MSSNY selected six vendors -
three ASP solutions and three client-server solutions - with Nightingale's EMR
offering selected as one of three ASP solutions.
    "We selected Nightingale for our physician members due to their extensive
track record for EMR deployments, their comprehensive suite of software and
services, and their innovative platform for connecting providers and sharing
information within the healthcare community," said Ron Pucherelli, HIT Project
Administrator of MSSNY. "We have also leveraged our position to negotiate
preferred pricing on behalf of our 30,000 members."
    MSSNY will provide promotional support for the program through a series
of regional trade shows established exclusively to showcase the selected
vendors and their EMR solutions. MSSNY established this program in an effort
to help primary care physicians and healthcare providers better manage the
selection and adoption of IT solutions. There is significant opportunity to
increase the level of adoption in the state as only an estimated 10 percent of
MSSNY's membership base currently uses an EMR system or service.
    "This agreement is further validation of our leading edge technology and
market position. We believe that our EMR product can achieve the same level of
success and market leadership in the New York market as it has in other parts
of North America," said Sam Chebib, President and CEO of Nightingale. "With
thousands of healthcare providers already using our EMR products in North
America, we are pleased to have been selected by this prominent organization.
We view this achievement as a strong endorsement of the capabilities of our
software and services."
    Physicians only need a standard Internet connection to securely access
Nightingale's full featured EMR. There is no need to invest in software,
server hardware, security or backups. Instead, Nightingale's EMR solution is a
fast and easy-to-use system that is tailored to the needs of the healthcare
provider. Nightingale provides a high-value, low-risk, world-class EMR
solution at a competitive price.

    For more information on how to subscribe to Nightingale On-Demand please
call us at 866 852 3663 or email us at

    About MSSNY

    The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) represents the
interests of patients and physicians in an ongoing effort to assure quality
health care services for all New Yorkers. MSSNY is an organization of
approximately 30,000 licensed physicians, medical residents, and medical
students in New York State. Members participate in both the state society and
in their local county medical societies. MSSNY is a non-profit organization
committed to representing the medical profession as a whole and advocating
health related rights, responsibilities and issues. MSSNY strives to promote
and maintain high standards in medical education and in the practice of
medicine in an effort to ensure that quality medical care is available to the

    About Nightingale

    Nightingale is one of the fastest growing health care service and
software companies in North America with over 4.7 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.

    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

    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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Group, Tel: (416) 815-0700 x237, Email:; John Elias,
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