Nightingale well positioned to benefit after $236 million EMR Funding Program
announced by the Ontario Medical Association

Program Available to Practice-Based General Practitioners and Specialists

MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 29 /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, is pleased to report that the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) announced to its physician members that it has successfully negotiated $236 million in funding with the government of Ontario to advance the adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) among practice-based family physicians and specialists in the province.

A letter issued on October 27, 2009 to Ontario physicians from the President of the OMA stated that:

    Under a new program, eHealth Ontario will partner with OMA subsidiary
    OntarioMD to implement the "EMR Adoption Program." With support and
    investment of approximately $236 million from eHealth Ontario, the new
    program will broaden and accelerate physician adoption of EMRs over the
    next three years. This means EMRs will be accessible to more physicians,
    allowing them to leverage information technology to improve patient care
    and practice efficiency.

    The previous Primary Care IT Program provided funding to 3,300 family
    physicians for EMRs in Ontario. The new EMR Adoption Program will see
    this number increase by 5,700, to a total of 9,000 physicians, with the
    ability to provide 10 million Ontarians with an electronic medical record
    by 2012.

    All practice-based primary care physicians and, for the first time,
    specialists are eligible for the program. The program will provide both
    one-time and monthly funding, as well as transition and adoption support
    services. Early EMR adopters, who helped expand and evolve the program,
    are also eligible for a monthly subsidy in order to upgrade their EMRs to
    the latest certified specification.

The new funding program stipulates that all physicians operating in practices of less than three physicians will qualify for funding if they use a certified Application Service Provider solution (ASP) hosted at eHealth Ontario.

In 2008, Nightingale was selected as one of only three certified and funding eligible ASP EMR systems in Ontario. This followed an open Request for Proposal (RFP) and extensive evaluation process conducted by OntarioMD. Subsequently, Nightingale entered into a 15-year agreement with eHealth Ontario for the provisioning and hosting of the company's EMR system and making it available to funded Ontario physicians.

"This program and financial commitment from the Ontario Government are much needed catalysts for driving adoption of EMR and for creating a tangible mainstream market in Ontario," said Sam Chebib, President and CEO of Nightingale. "Nightingale is well positioned to take advantage of these developments and has been preparing its technology, sales and implementation resources to capture our share of that market. It is excellent news for Ontario physicians and patients, and an important step towards improving the province's healthcare system.

OntarioMD will begin accepting applications for funding on November 2nd, 2009. The program runs until March 31, 2012. More information is available at

About Nightingale

Nightingale is one of the fastest growing health care service and software companies in North America with over 5.3 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

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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

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