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Physician IT

Nightingale Informatix scores win in New York state

MARKHAM, Ont. – Nightingale Informatix Corp., an application service provider (ASP) of electronic medical record (EMR) software and related services, announced that it has signed a three-year agreement with the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY).

Under the terms of the agreement, MSSNY has agreed to approve Nightingale’s EMR offering as one of three preferred ASP vendor solutions to its members. In return, Nightingale will offer preferential pricing for its EMR software and services to MSSNY’s 30,000 members.

In an effort to simplify the decision making process for its members, MSSNY conducted extensive due diligence and evaluated the leading EMR vendors before arriving at its recommended short list. MSSNY selected six vendors – three ASP solutions and three client-server solutions – with Nightingale’s EMR offering selected as one of three ASP solutions.

“We selected Nightingale for our physician members due to their extensive track record for EMR deployments, their comprehensive suite of software and services, and their innovative platform for connecting providers and sharing information within the healthcare community,” said Ron Pucherelli, HIT Project Administrator of MSSNY. “We have also leveraged our position to negotiate aggressive prices on behalf of our 30,000 members.”

MSSNY will provide promotional support for the program through a series of regional trade shows established exclusively to showcase the selected vendors and their EMR solutions. MSSNY established this program in an effort to help primary care physicians and healthcare providers better manage the selection and adoption of IT solutions. There is significant opportunity to increase the level of adoption in the state, as only an estimated 10 percent of MSSNY’s membership base currently uses an EMR system or service.

“This agreement is further validation of our leading edge technology and market position. We believe that our EMR product can achieve the same level of success and market leadership in the New York market as it has in other parts of North America,” said Sam Chebib, President and CEO of Nightingale. “With thousands of healthcare providers already using our EMR products in North America, we are pleased to have been selected by this prominent organization. We view this achievement as a strong endorsement of the capabilities of our software and services.”

Physicians only need a standard Internet connection to securely access Nightingale’s full featured EMR. There is no need to invest in software, server hardware, security or backups. Instead, Nightingale’s EMR solution is a fast and easy-to-use system that is tailored to the needs of the healthcare provider. Nightingale provides a high-value, low-risk, world-class EMR solution at a competitive price.

The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) represents the interests of patients and physicians in an ongoing effort to assure quality healthcare services for all New Yorkers. MSSNY is an organization of approximately 30,000 licensed physicians, medical residents, and medical students in New York State. Members participate in both the state society and in their local county medical societies. MSSNY is a non-profit organization committed to representing the medical profession as a whole and advocating health related rights, responsibilities and issues. MSSNY strives to promote and maintain high standards in medical education and in the practice of medicine in an effort to ensure that quality medical care is available to the public.

About Nightingale
Nightingale is one of the fastest growing health care service and software companies in North America, with over 4.7 million patient records under management in a hosted (ASP) environment. It is recognized as an industry leader in web-based clinician and community based electronic medical records (EMR) serving the needs of small primary care practices, multi-physician outpatient clinics, and large scale regional health organizations and networks. Coupled with integrated practice management, transcription and revenue cycle management, Nightingale’s comprehensive service offering allows customers to enhance patient care, increase revenue opportunities and optimize operations. Nightingale is continuously innovating and enhancing its services to meet the needs of its growing and diverse customer base. Nightingale – Healthcare connected.