Nightingale Informatix Corporation

Nightingale Informatix Corporation

October 05, 2005 11:23 ET

Region of Waterloo Public Health Clinics to Use Nightingale Informatix Software Applications to Improve Patient Service

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 5, 2005) - Nightingale Informatix Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGH) today announced a three-year agreement with the Region of Waterloo's Public Health Clinics (the "Region") to automate their health clinics using myNightingale's Practice Management and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. This agreement will provide the Region's clinicians with a secure, web-based application to manage patient scheduling, billing, patient health records, and reporting across the clinics.

The Region operates seven Public Health Clinics and Family Wellness Centres, all which provide healthcare services and treatment for such things as travel immunizations, tuberculosis, HIV testing, meningitis, dental, and sexually transmitted diseases. In order to coordinate the operations of the clinics effectively, and enhance the quality of care to its residents, the Region went to tender for a web-based, enterprise wide healthcare system. The Region reviewed several vendors through an open RFP process and selected the Nightingale solution.

The myNightingale Practice Management and Electronic Medical Records system is fully integrated to help the Region automate the health clinics operations. The Region will now have the ability to easily schedule patient services, collect health information, administer health services, and any necessary follow ups.

Nightingale is providing the Region with the Enterprise Addition of its software application which will give the Region a multi-location, enterprise-wide view, of the clinics for operating and management reporting purposes. Nightingale is the leader in Application Service Provider (ASP) based electronic health records in Canada. The ASP model will allow the Region to use Nightingale's infrastructure to deploy the solution, thereby reducing the amount of technology infrastructure and cost the Region will need to operate the system.

For patients, the myNightingale system means better coordination of their medical records across clinics, easier scheduling, easier intakes, and less wait times.

"With this project, the Region is clearly stepping to the forefront in helping its residents have better access, and better care to its community based healthcare services", said John Bodolai, VP Sales and Marketing for Nightingale. "The community based approach to electronic health records across multiple clinics is a great fit for our application and we expect the Region will see a marked improvement in its operating efficiency and the quality of healthcare services provided to its residents."

Nightingale will assist the Region's Public Health Clinics with the training, implementation and deployment of the application.

About Nightingale Informatix Corporation

Nightingale ( is Canada's largest application service provider (ASP) of web-based practice and clinical management solutions to the healthcare industry. Nightingale's Enterprise Practice Management and EMR are delivered through a secure environment capable of managing multiple physical locations in real time. Nightingale's suite of products offer Canadian and United States physician's leading edge functionality for patient scheduling, resource scheduling, billing, claims processing, work flow tools, clinical documentation, laboratory interfaces, document management and patient portals, and other real-time patient services. OpenX Technologies and VisionMD are wholly owned subsidiaries of Nightingale. Nightingale services customers in every province in Canada.

Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to, market acceptance of principal products, the impact of competitive products and technologies, the possibility of products infringing patents and other intellectual property of fourth parties, and costs of product development. Nightingale Venquest will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities by Nightingale. Further information with respect to Nightingale and the risk factors applicable to its business is available at

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