-Solution to support more than 135 physicians in 20 clinics
-Includes 6 clinics with 17 Family Health Group (FHG) physicians
to be funded by OntarioMD-
MARKHAM, ON, March 28 /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 agreement with MCI
Medical Clinics Inc. (MCI), one of Canada's largest chains of outpatient
clinics, to provide its healthcare software solutions to 20 MCI clinics.
Under the terms of the three-year agreement, MCI will license
Nightingale's healthcare software applications for 20 of its clinics in
Ontario, plus the associated support, training and implementation services.
Nightingale will begin by rolling out its EMR software to six clinics through
the spring and summer of 2007.
"We are pleased with MCI's decision to select Nightingale as its EMR
solution," said Sam Chebib President and CEO of Nightingale. "This further
validates our leadership position in the Canadian EMR market and demonstrates
the ability of our solution to address the unique requirements of Ontario
physicians, especially those that are part of Family Health Groups and Family
"MCI is an established leader in the Canadian market, with its breadth of
clinics and healthcare services that attract a selected group of talented
physicians. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with MCI and
provide them with our innovative, web-based myNightingale EMR solution, which
will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of patient data management and,
in-turn, enhance the level of MCI's patient care."
"MCI conducted a thorough evaluation process," said Murray Kline,
President of MCI. "We concluded that Nightingale has the easiest-to-use and
most robust functionality suited for the Canadian market, and we wanted to go
with the market leader. At MCI, our fundamental objective is to provide
exemplary service to our patients, and implementing Nightingale's healthcare
solution will enable us to attract highly talented physicians and further
enhance our standard of patient care, as well as improve operational
efficiency. We look forward to exploring opportunities to expand our
relationship with Nightingale".
About MCI Medical Clinics Inc.
MCI Medical Clinics Inc. (MCI) was founded in May, 1986. MCI has grown to
26 centres in Ontario and eight in Alberta. MCI is committed to providing the
highest level of service for our patients and the most supportive working
environment for our doctors and staff. MCI is associated with more general
practice and family physicians than any other private institution in Canada.
Nightingale Informatix Corporation (www.nightingale.md) 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, clinics, 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
myNightingale, Entity and Physician WorkStation, providing physicians with a
fully integrated, simple-to-use system that automates daily tasks and creates
a single, accessible source of patient data.
Forward Looking Statement
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meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally,
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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. In particular, there
is no assurance that the Offering will be completed as it is subject to market
conditions. There is no assurance that the acquisition of VantageMed
Corporation will be completed upon the announced terms or at all.
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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