Nightingale Informatix Corporation

Nightingale Informatix Corporation

November 20, 2006 14:38 ET

Nightingale and Government of Nova Scotia Highlight the Success of the Province's Primary Healthcare Information Management Program

Adoption rate reaches 27% in first year of the program

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 20, 2006) - Nightingale Informatix Corporation ("Nightingale" or "the Company"), (TSX VENTURE:NGH), one of North America's fastest growing healthcare application service providers (ASP) of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and practice management solutions, highlights the success of Nova Scotia's Primary Healthcare Information Management program (PHIM or the "Program"). The PHIM was established to provide the province's primary care practitioners with a web-based EMR and practice management system.

The PHIM was launched in August 2005, and during the recently completed second phase of the Program, Nightingale developed an interoperability component, to create a direct interface between Nova Scotia's Labs and Diagnostic Imaging systems and Nightingale's EMR system, now in use by primary care practitioners across the province. This enables all Regional Health Authorities, within the province, to directly transmit lab results and diagnostic images electronically to physicians, facilitating the timely transfer of data and the elimination of paper flow.

"We are pleased to be part of such a pioneering and successful project here in Nova Scotia," said Sam Chebib, President and CEO of Nightingale. "The dedication and hard work of the Department of Health, Regional Health Authorities and Nightingale team, as well as all of the physicians and their support staff has been crucial to the success of the initiative; which has seen adoption rates reach 27% in the first year. Our commitment to helping the physicians of Nova Scotia further enhance patient care remains our top priority. Nova Scotia is a great example for all of Canada."

The PHIM initiative is a province-wide implementation of an EMR for the primary healthcare industry. It is a voluntary program intended to improve primary healthcare and patient care within Nova Scotia, by helping physicians and other healthcare providers, across the province, automate the management of patient care information. This patient-centric approach helps healthcare practitioners to improve their operating efficiencies, by enabling them to access patient clinical data in real-time. The first clinic went live in the fall of 2005 and the number of participants has now grown to 60 clinics, representing more than 520 participants and an adoption rate of 27%.

Dr. David Martell, a physician at the Lunenburg Medical Centre sums it up well. "With electronic records, I am able to get accurate details on my patients' health status; medication lists are accurate and legible. The automated-recall features allow me to proactively take care of my patients' health maintenance needs. I would never go back to paper records."

About Nightingale

Nightingale Informatix Corporation is one of North America's fastest growing healthcare application service providers (ASP) for outpatient clinics. 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. For more information visit

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