Company's enterprise EMR and business management solution, Nightingale On Demand, to be implemented in MCI's 20 Ontario-based clinics
MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 21, 2013 /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, today announced that it has signed a three-year agreement with MCI Medical Clinics Inc. ("MCI") of Altima HealthCare Inc., to provide Nightingale On Demand, the Company's enterprise EMR and practice management solution to 20 MCI family practice and walk-in clinics ("MCI The Doctors Office™) across Ontario. MCI will use Nightingale On Demand within its Ontario-based family practices and walk-in clinics. With Nightingale's products, MCI's 300 full-time and part-time physicians will be able to quickly document patient encounters and retrieve patient information anytime, anywhere.
"We have wonderful teams of healthcare providers and support staff who aim to deliver compassionate, comprehensive and timely care," said Dr. George Christodoulou, President and Chairman of Altima HealthCare. "We wanted a technology platform that would allow us to create a clinical atmosphere where our physicians, healthcare providers and staff can focus entirely on our patients and where our patients can go to any one of our facilities and have their up-to-date medical record instantly available to our staff. We can achieve our objective of providing convenient high quality care with the Nightingale platform."
Nightingale's one-patient, one-record™ architecture allows large organizations such as Altima HealthCare to store patient information in a cloud-based EMR, which enables any authorized user to retrieve patient data through a web-based platform anytime and anywhere they need it. This streamlines operations, improves the delivery of care and leads to a superior patient experience. Nightingale On Demand's centralized practice management capabilities will enable Altima HealthCare to efficiently manage both private billings and provincially covered services that are delivered across all of its clinics.
"As a board member of Nightingale for the past five years, I have witnessed the company grow to a national leader in EMR," Dr. Christodoulou continued. "We viewed the functionality of the Nightingale Enterprise EMR platform to be superior to other products in the Canadian market. The Company's cloud-based approach, as well as its experience with other large organizations of similar size and complexity really made Nightingale stand out."
"We are very pleased that a leading healthcare organization like Altima HealthCare has selected Nightingale as its technology partner," said Sam Chebib, President & CEO of Nightingale. "This agreement continues the momentum we have experienced with large, well-run healthcare providers in Canada, and it strengthens our position as a leading enterprise partner. We are looking forward to working with MCI's team to help them set a new standard of patient care."
Nightingale will be responsible for migrating original patient data from the existing system. The Company will manage the process through its Data Migration Centre of Excellence (DMCE).
"Protecting the integrity of data quality through the data migration process is an important priority of this EMR deployment process," Mr. Chebib added. "We have successfully managed hundreds of successful data migrations and the people in our Data Migration Centre of Excellence truly understand the complexities of patient record systems, data and workflows."
Nightingale's Data Management Centre of Excellence (DMCE) includes a set of processes, tools and resources designed to help healthcare organizations extract data from their legacy EMR applications and populate the data into Nightingale on Demand EMR in a useful format. Migrating data is complicated and time consuming. The tools built by Nightingale ensure that this data is of the highest quality and will be readily available and useable in the Nightingale On Demand EMR solution.
Nightingale is one of the fastest growing healthcare 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
About Altima HealthCare Inc. and MCI Medical Clinics Inc.
Arguably the largest and most experienced primary medical and dental healthcare provider in Canada, Altima HealthCare with Altima Dental and MCI has roots in Ontario dating back 24 years and in Alberta for 31 years. Altima Dental owns and operates 31 dental practices in Ontario and Alberta while MCI operates 29 full service medical clinics in Ontario and Calgary. MCI is a Canadian firm that specializes in helping physicians to improve their lifestyle and focus 100% on patient care because MCI assumes full responsibility for all administration and clinic operations.
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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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