Nightingale signs Electronic Medical Record agreement with Healthcare South, PC

    Company continues to strengthen presence in U.S. with its ASP EMR

    MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Nightingale Informatix Corporation
("Nightingale" or the "Company") (TSX-V: NGH), a healthcare application
service provider (ASP) of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and practice
management software, today announced that it has signed an ASP EMR contract
with Healthcare South, PC, a group practice of 45 healthcare providers at 11
private offices throughout the Boston area.
    Under the terms of the agreement, Nightingale will grant all Healthcare
South's healthcare providers with access to an ASP EMR solution, and will
provide associated maintenance services. The total value of the contract is
approximately $475,000, with implementation and training being billed
separately as required. The initial term of the agreement is two-and-a-half
years, with an option to renew.
    "A fundamental component of our growth strategy for the U.S. healthcare
market has been to cross-sell our EMR solution into our acquired customer
base," said Sam Chebib, President and CEO of Nightingale. "This contract with
Healthcare South, an existing Physician Strategies customer, represents our
continued successful execution of this initiative. We are pleased to see the
adoption of our ASP offering south of the border, and we look forward to
further penetration of this market, as we continue to work to move our
acquired U.S. customer base onto our ASP EMR platform."
    Through Nightingale's ASP EMR solution, Healthcare South's healthcare
providers will be able to access patient data from any computer, anywhere
without installing specific software or having to purchase extra hardware. In
addition, Nightingale will manage each Healthcare South clinic's patient
records in a hosted environment. Roll out of the ASP EMR solution to all 11
clinics is expected to be completed by spring 2008.
    "Nightingale's healthcare solutions have helped us to increase our
revenues and collections by 20% and level our days of accounts receivables to
under 28 days; as such, expanding our relationship was a natural evolution,"
said Julian Huang, President of Healthcare South. "We are highly committed to
providing more effective and efficient patient care, and we believe that
Nightingale's ASP EMR is the ideal solution to meet our needs."

    About Healthcare South, PC

    Healthcare South is a group practice of physicians practicing at 11
private offices in the South Shore Hospital area. Founded in 1996, and
comprised of paediatricians, family practitioners, nurse practitioners and
other medical and administrative staff, the practice came together to form a
group without "walls" in order to more effectively provide patient care in a
manner that was consistent with the mandates of managed care. The physicians
in the group envisioned using their integration into a larger entity as a way
to continue to provide this same quality and service and at the same time,
retain control over their practices and the manner that quality and service is

    About Nightingale

    Nightingale Informatix Corporation ( is one of North
America's fastest growing healthcare application service providers (ASP).
Nightingale's Internet-based Electronic Health Record (EHR), Electronic
Medical Record (EMR) and practice management solutions are designed to help
physicians, health centers, hospitals and other healthcare organizations more
efficiently manage their operations and patient records.
    Nightingale's products and services offer physicians in United States and
Canada leading-edge functionality for clinical documentation, patient
scheduling, resource scheduling, billing, transcription, end-to-end coding and
claims processing, data management, work flow tools, laboratory interfaces,
documentation management and patient portals, along with other real-time
services. The Company's proprietary offerings of software include Nightingale
On-Demand, RidgeMark, Medical Helper, Therapist Helper, Northern Health
Anesthesia, Entity and Physician WorkStation and SecureConnect, providing
physicians with fully integrated, simple-to-use systems that automate daily
tasks and create a single, accessible source of patient data.

    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:
risks related to the offering and the acquisition not being completed on
favourable terms, or all, speculative nature of the medical software industry,
which is affected by numerous factors beyond Nightingale's control; the
ability of Nightingale to successfully integrate its acquisitions and any
liabilities arising as a result of such acquisitions; 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

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