Waterloo health clinics to use
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
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
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
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
Nightingale will assist the Region’s Public Health Clinics with
training, implementation and deployment of the application.
About Nightingale Informatix Corp.
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.