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Physician IT

Waterloo health clinics to use Nightingale software

WATERLOO, Ont. – Nightingale Informatix Corp. has announced a three-year agreement with the Region of Waterloo’s Public Health Clinics to automate their clinics using myNightingale’s Practice Management and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.

This agreement will provide the Region’s clinicians with a secure, web-based application to manage patient scheduling, billing, patient health records, and reporting across the clinics.

The Region operates seven Public Health Clinics and Family Wellness Centres, all of which provide healthcare services and treatment for such things as travel immunizations, tuberculosis, HIV testing, meningitis, dental, and sexually transmitted diseases.

In order to coordinate the operations of the clinics effectively, and enhance the quality of care to its residents, the Region went to tender for a web-based, enterprise-wide healthcare system. The Region reviewed several vendors through an open RFP process and selected the Nightingale solution.

The myNightingale Practice Management and Electronic Medical Records system is fully integrated to help the Region automate the health clinics operations. The Region will now have the ability to easily schedule patient services, collect health information, administer health services, and any necessary follow ups.

Nightingale is providing the Region with the Enterprise Edition of its software application, which will give the Region a multi-location, enterprise-wide view, of the clinics for operating and management reporting purposes.

According to the company, Nightingale is the leader in Application Service Provider (ASP) based electronic health records in Canada. The ASP or ‘hosted’ model will allow the Region to use Nightingale’s infrastructure to deploy the solution, thereby reducing the amount of technology infrastructure and cost the Region will need to operate the system.

For patients, the myNightingale system means better coordination of their medical records across clinics, easier scheduling, easier intakes, and shorter wait times.

“With this project, the Region is clearly stepping to the forefront in helping its residents have better access, and better care to its community-based healthcare services”, said John Bodolai, VP sales and marketing for Nightingale. “The community-based approach to electronic health records across multiple clinics is a great fit for our application. We expect the Region will see a marked improvement in its operating efficiency and the quality of healthcare services provided to its residents.”

Nightingale will assist the Region’s Public Health Clinics with training, implementation and deployment of the application.

About Nightingale Informatix Corp.
Nightingale (www.nightingale.md) is Canada’s largest application service provider (ASP) of web-based practice and clinical management solutions to the healthcare industry. 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 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.

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