Nightingale’s EMR adds decision
support for DI
KITCHENER, Ont. – Medicalis Corp.,
a provider of diagnostic imaging Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools,
announced that it has reached an agreement with Nightingale Informatix (www.nightingale.md),
an Electronic Medical Record provider to sites across Canada and the
U.S., to embed the Medicalis diagnostic imaging Clinical Decision
Support tools into Nightingale On Demand, a web-based EMR solution.
Nightingale’s decision to embed diagnostic imaging Clinical Decision
Support tools directly into their Nightingale On Demand application
places them on the leading edge of EMR companies delivering significant
clinical and administrative benefits to physicians in their offices.
This will be available first to physicians in Nova Scotia this fall with
availability across North America thereafter.
Continuous advances in diagnostic imaging procedures such as CT, MR and
PET, have made it increasingly difficult for physicians to stay current
with changing best practices. This has led to an environment where 7-10%
of diagnostic imaging procedures ordered are inappropriate, where a
different procedure or no testing at all would be clinically preferable.
Medicalis’ diagnostic imaging Clinical Decision Support tools are
designed to plug into EMRs and CPOEs using advanced Web-Services to make
simple the delivery of complex diagnostic imaging Clinical Decision
Support in the context of a physician ordering a test.
The physician’s experience is similar to prescription-drug databases
currently embedded into the ordering workflow of EMRs. Physicians using
Nightingale On Demand will be able to place diagnostic imaging orders in
the same way that they always have, and only when there are alternative
tests to consider, they will be seamlessly presented with these options
in the Nightingale On Demand EMR.
This process delivers the evidence-based practices from leading
diagnostic imaging and imaging sources while the physician is
considering tests for their patient. The seamless experience eliminates
the interruption required to reference text books or online websites.
Nightingale is one of the fastest growing health care service and
software companies in North America, with over 5.3 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
About Medicalis Corporation
Medicalis is a leading provider of healthcare information technology and
Clinical Decision Support for diagnostic imaging. Medicalis delivers
web-based clinical and integration services to physicians, providers and
health plans to provide advanced diagnostic imaging solutions that
improve quality and efficiency of diagnostic services. Medicalis
delivers solutions that provide clinical guidelines for use at the
point-of-care, point-of-service and point-of-analysis that address the
issues of unnecessary testing, resource utilization and patient safety.