London Cardiac Institute Selects Nightingale On Demand EMR
Nightingale EMR will Enable London Cardiac Institute Research Initiatives
MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - Nightingale Informatix Corporation (TSX-V: NGH) ("Nightingale" or the "Company"), an application service provider (ASP) of electronic medical record (EMR) software and related services, today announces that its leading, web-native EMR and practice management solution, Nightingale On Demand, will be implemented at the London Cardiac Institute ("LCI"), which provides cardiac care to patients across Southwestern Ontario.
Nightingale On Demand will play a vital role in the clinical research conducted by the London Cardiac Institute. All physicians at LCI hold academic postings at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, and are involved with clinical research and teaching. Each of the 19 physicians who will implement Nightingale On Demand will also use Data Miner, an in-depth reporting tool that is exclusively available through Nightingale, which will allow physicians to mine and model their data for their cardiac research objectives.
"This contract represents a strong growth opportunity for us," Sam Chebib, President & CEO of Nightingale Informatix Corporation. "It has enabled us to establish a foothold in the Ontario cardiology specialist market, which is still in the early stages of adopting EMR. We will be leveraging the flexibility of our technology platform to tailor functionalities of the application to meet the unique needs of the physicians at the London Cardiac Institute, and as a result, our offering will have tailored functionality that will be highly attractive to cardiologists across Canada."
"We selected Nightingale's EMR solution after a thorough due diligence process because we believe the application will greatly contribute to research outcomes and help improve the care we provide to our patients," said Dr. Raymond Yee, President, LCI. "We will be collaborating with Nightingale to customize functionalities of the EMR to respond specifically to the needs of cardiac medicine, which we believe will contribute to the improvement of cardiac medicine across the province. Several of the forms and templates we've developed have become the standard in many facilities. By recreating these within Nightingale On Demand, they will also become available to cardiologists outside of LCI who adopt the EMR."
Nightingale will work with LCI to recreate the Institute's Cardiology-specific forms and clinical templates within Nightingale On Demand. Discussions are also underway to plan for the integration of medical devices into Nightingale On Demand, such as electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) and echocardiograms. Results from these tests will be automatically populated into the EMR.
Nightingale On Demand, is a full featured EMR and practice management system that automates clinical activities such as documenting patient care, prescription writing, lab orders and results as well as the scheduling and billing of patient visits. It is a true web-native system that is fully certified as a funding eligible ASP EMR in Ontario. This means that specialists approved for funding in Ontario are eligible to receive up to $29,800 in subsidies for the use of the Nightingale On Demand system over a three-year period.
About Nightingale Informatix Corporation
Nightingale is one of the fastest growing healthcare service and software companies in North America. It is recognized as an industry leader in web based (ASP) 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. www.nightingalemd.com
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