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Physician IT

Nightingale signs EMR contract with Latner Centre

TORONTO – Nightingale Informatix Corp. announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Mount Sinai Hospital’s Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care (TLCPC) to provide physicians with wireless computer technology that will allow them to access the records of patients being treated in their homes.

The community based TLCPC physicians and other clinical professionals visit the homes of more than 2,500 patients and families each year – as many as 600 to 700 patients at any given time – to provide palliative care.

Palliative care is the combination of active and compassionate therapies aimed at reducing the symptoms and suffering of individuals and families facing a life-threatening illness. It strives to meet physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural, and religious values, beliefs, and practices. In addition, the Centre is actively involved in furthering palliative care services at a local, provincial, and national level.

The agreement will provide wireless computer technology that allows healthcare professionals visiting patients in their homes to access up-to-date, complete patient records.

“Having complete patient profiles at our fingertips, and at the patient bedside, will significantly enhance our ability to provide seamless, high quality care,” said Dr. Russell Goldman, assistant director of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care.

Dr. Goldman said the technology provides many benefits that can be passed on to the patient in a timely way.

“Having the most recent patient information available right at the bedside will also mean that a physician who is making a house call, as part of our after-hours service, will know things like what medications the patient is on, even if a change has been made earlier that day. They won’t need to trouble family members by asking them to repeat their story.”

The agreement between Nightingale and the Temmy Latner Centre will encompass the Centre’s 18 physicians, the Max and Beatrice Wolfe Children’s Centre team, and all TLCPC administrative staff.

“This agreement is further validation of Nightingale’s technologies and track record in its ability to build great healthcare platform that focuses on our clients’ needs to improve the quality of patient care,” said Sam Chebib, president and CEO of Nightingale. “This is reflective of Nightingale’s overall commitment to set the standard not just for practice management automation, but our ‘patient centric’ model for healthcare record management. We’re pleased to be partnering with the Temmy Latner Centre and to be a part of the work they do.”

This agreement is the latest announcement with Mount Sinai Hospital and includes Nightingale’s latest Hybrid Version of its applications, which will derive all the benefits of web-based application as well as enable physicians to use the myNightingale application outside of the clinic setting, where no internet connection is available.

About Nightingale
Nightingale’s internet-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management solutions are designed to help physicians, clinics, hospitals and other healthcare organizations manage their practices, as well as their patient records, through a secure internet browser. Nightingale’s Practice Management and EMR solutions offer multi-location, enterprise-wide management and reporting capabilities. 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. Visit www.nightingale.md for more information about Nightingale.

About Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital, is a community-based program that provides palliative care to more than 2,500 individuals and families each year. Palliative care is the combination of active and compassionate therapies aimed at reducing the symptoms and suffering of individuals and families facing a life-threatening illness. It strives to meet physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural, and religious values, beliefs, and practices. In addition, the Centre is actively involved in furthering palliative care services at a local, provincial, and national level. Visit http://www.tlcpc.org for more information about TLCPC.

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