Nova Scotia to license Nightingale
TORONTO – Nightingale Informatix Corp. and the Nova Scotia Department of
Health have entered into an agreement to license Nightingale’s web-based
Enterprise Practice Management and Electronic Medical Record (“EMR”)
system in Nova Scotia.
The Nova Scotia agreement will help physicians and other healthcare
providers in the province automate their practices to enhance patient
care. Nightingale was chosen as the exclusive application service
provider (“ASP”) to the DOH and one of two local client server
Under the terms of the agreement, Nova Scotia will sub-license and
provide assistance to primary care providers to use the Nightingale
Furthermore, Nova Scotia has purchased and pre-paid for 150 licenses to
make available to selected primary healthcare providers. The Nightingale
solution will be hosted at the DOH data center in Halifax, which will
also provide customer support to its users.
The province-wide implementation of EMR for primary healthcare is a key
strategy for Nova Scotia’s department of health. The primary healthcare
information management (“PHIM”) program will start with 150 primary
healthcare providers this year, with the potential to grow throughout
The PHIM program is a voluntary program created to improve primary
healthcare by adopting enhanced ways of managing primary healthcare
The patient centric approach of the project will allow primary
healthcare providers to access patient clinical information in real
time, a key component of enhanced patient care.
Nova Scotia undertook a rigorous evaluation effort, through a public RFP
process; technical and clinical committees concluded that the
Nightingale system is best suited for primary healthcare providers, due
to its rich functionality and ease of use.
Department of Health has taken a leadership role in accelerating the
adoption of technology to improve patient care,” said Sam Chebib
(pictured at left), CEO of Nightingale. “This agreement will
provide primary healthcare providers with the tools they need to
automate their medical practices, and provide patients, physicians and
other qualified healthcare providers access to real-time medical
information in a secure environment.
“We believe that there are significant strategic benefits to this
important agreement” continued Chebib. “The successful wide-scale
implementation of the Nightingale system will demonstrate the true
benefits of information technology implementations in primary healthcare
and further validates the technological advancement and leadership
position of Nightingale’s solutions. The DOH and Nightingale will be
working diligently to insure the success of this voluntary province-wide
The financial terms of the multi year Nova Scotia agreement, in addition
to the licensing elements, also include ongoing compensation for support
and maintenance and other training and implementation services.
The DOH and Nightingale also entered into a number of other agreements
to provide an e-Learning product and other technical services.
About Nightingale Informatix Corp.
is Canada’s largest application service provider of web-based practice
and clinical management solutions to the healthcare industry, the
company said. 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 physicians 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.