Electronic medical records
NWT to provide docs and allied
YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories
– The Government of the Northwest Territories has reached an agreement
to provide EMR and practice management solutions to healthcare providers
across the territory. The vast territory will deploy solutions from
Nightingale Informatix Corp., a healthcare application service provider
(ASP) of Electronic Medical Records and practice management
An EMR is a secure electronic history of patient care and treatments
received from doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. The
initial contract is valued at $600,000.
Under the terms of the agreement, Nightingale will license its
healthcare software applications to the government of the NWT, through
the Department of Health and Social Services, and will provide
associated implementation, training and support services.
Nightingale’s EMR and practice management applications will be deployed
at two pilot sites, and following a positive post-implementation review
and continued funding approval from the GNWT, will be deployed to
healthcare locations throughout the territory over the next several
years. Implementation of the pilots is expected to begin in fall 2007.
The potential future contract value is $2 million.
“By moving towards electronic records, the GNWT is keeping pace with the
rest of Canada. Providers will have timely and secure information,
ensuring quality care for Northwest Territories residents,” said Health
and Social Services Assistant Deputy Minister Warren St. Germaine.
“Being selected by the GNWT to provide EMR and practice management
solutions to its physicians and community healthcare workers
territory-wide is a testament to the robust nature and adaptability of
Nightingale’s suite of software and services, and is a strong
endorsement of our continued leadership position in the Canadian EMR
market,” said John Bodolai, VP Global Sales of Nightingale. “The
government of the Northwest Territories faces unique challenges in
delivering patient care, given the territory’s size and dispersed
demographics. Now, by implementing Nightingale’s unique suite of
software and services, caregivers will be able to securely access and
efficiently share patient information regardless of proximity, enhancing
the overall quality of patient care.”
Nightingale Informatix Corp. (www.nightingale.md)
is one of North America’s fastest growing healthcare application service
providers (ASP). Nightingale’s Internet-based Electronic Health Record (EHR),
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and practice management solutions are
designed to help physicians, health centers, hospitals and other
healthcare organizations more efficiently manage their operations and
patient records. Nightingale’s products and services offer physicians in
United States and Canada leading-edge functionality for clinical
documentation, patient scheduling, resource scheduling, billing,
transcription, end-to-end coding and claims processing, data management,
work flow tools, laboratory interfaces, documentation management and
patient portals, along with other real-time services.