Nightingale Signs Three-Year Agreement with MCI Medical Clinics Inc., a subsidiary of Altima HealthCare Inc., One of Canada's Largest Integrated Healthcare Providers
(Canada Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) 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
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
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
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issuance and cancellation of securities of the Company within the
meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally,
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Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks,
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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 speculative nature of the medical software industry, which is
affected by numerous factors beyond Nightingale's control; the ability
of Nightingale to successfully secure customer contracts and the timing
of securing such contracts; the ability of Nightingale to complete and
successfully integrate its acquisitions on an accretive basis,
Nightingale's access to debt and capital facilities, including
compliance with current debt arrangements; the existence of present and
possible future government regulation; the significant competition that
exists in the medical software industry; the early stage of
Nightingale's business, and risks associated with early stage
companies, including uncertainty of revenues, markets and profitability
and the need to raise additional funding. All material assumptions
used in making forward-looking statements are based on management's
knowledge of current business conditions and expectations of future
business conditions and trends. Certain material factors or assumptions
applied by management in making forward-looking statements, include
without limitation, factors and assumptions regarding future trends in
healthcare spending, economic conditions affecting Nightingale and
North American economies; Nightingale's ability to continue to fund its
business, rates of customer defaults, relationships with, and payments
to lenders, as well as Nightingale's operating cost structure.
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
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Corporation is available at www.sedar.com.
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