Nightingale Informatix Corporation, an application service provider (ASP) of electronic medical record (EMR) software and related services, announced today that it has completed and passed the “live” Reference Site phase for OntarioMD’s EMR Specification 4.0 and has achieved Funding Eligible status. Established by the Ontario Medical Association and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, OntarioMD manages the EMR Adoption Program, which funds and assists physicians to acquire, implement and adopt IT.
Nightingale is one of four companies currently identified as Specification 4.0 Funding Eligible, and the second returning company to complete the process. Part of the requirement for Specification 4.0 was the integration with the Ontario Lab Information System (OLIS) and the Hospital Report Manager (HRM). “The Ontario EMR Specification 4.0 provides our users with enhanced interoperability and functionality that improves our users’ access to clinical information, and which ultimately improves patient care. This is yet another step towards creating a fully integrated and interoperable healthcare system” said Sam Chebib, President and CEO of Nightingale.
He continued “As the largest ASP EMR vendor in Canada, Nightingale is committed to maintaining its Funding Eligible status in all jurisdictions where we operate.” Nightingale On Demand continues its reign as the number one ranked EMR in Ontario’s New EMR Adoption Program by market share with a 21.8% market share and as the leading ASP provider with 77% market share.