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
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
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.
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.