If you’re evaluating different EHR systems for your public health agency and don’t really know what to look for, what’s important to you, and what you need to be aware of, then this guide is for you.

In no particular order, here are the top 10 features our clients say are important them, and why these features helped them to choose Nightingale Notes.

1.Powerful tracking

Nightingale Notes EHR software enables you to track the metrics you need to.

✔  You  know exactly what you need to know about the health of the people you care for

We can help you set up tracking, so that you know what you are tracking and why.

2. Powerful reporting

As well as tracking the metrics you want, Nightingale Notes EHR software enables you to report on these metrics too.

✔ Powerful reporting gives you the information you all need, where and when you need it

We can set up the reports you need, and show you how to set up any more reports you might want in the future.

3. Flexible

Nightingale Notes EHR software is flexible so that it can to tailored to meet your exact needs.

Over the last 30 years we’ve learnt that no two healthcare agencies are not the same, even if they might seem similar, or serve similar people.

Nightingale Notes can automate many tasks, and often eliminate the need to enter information again, so you can save a considerable number of hours per week.

✔ One client saves 8 hours per week thanks to Nightingale Notes EHR software

We can tailor your EHR software to meet your tracking and reporting needs, no matter how basic, complicated or seemingly trivial.

4. Scalable

Perhaps you now have more staff, or need to have more simultaneous users, or want to have different access levels for different departments in your agency.

✔ Nightingale Notes EHR software is scalable and expands as your agency grows

We can help you add new users, improve performance and ensure you and your staff have access to Nightingale Notes whenever and wherever you need it.

5. Cloud based

Nightingale Notes EHR software is cloud based, meaning that you don’t not need to be in your health agency building to use it.

✔ Your reports are available anywhere and everywhere you need them

In addition, you won’t need to factor in budget for server maintenance and support, and hardware and software upgrades either.

6. Security

At Champ Software we take the security of Nightingale Notes EHR software data extremely seriously, and so you can be reassured that your data is safe using one of the most secure encryption methods.

✔  Data is stored in a highly secure location, using 256-bit SSL encryption

So you can be confident that your data remains private and won’t fall into the wrong hands.

You can read more about our security in our article about a recent ransomware attack experienced by Butler County Health Department in Kansas.

7. USA support

You can get the support you need when you need it.

✔ As well as hosting Nightingale Notes in the USA, our support team is also in the USA

This means that you can get the help and advice you need from the highly-experienced Nightingale Notes team, not a generic call centre who have never used the software or ever worked for a public health agency.

8. Regular updates

We listen to our clients and their suggestions, and issue regular updates for Nightingale Notes, to ensure that it continues to meet their needs.

✔ Updates are seamlessly integrated into your EHR, after business hours, meaning no workflow interruption

This is one of the many ways we demonstrate our continuous improvement philosophy at Champ Software.

9. First-hand experience

Nightingale Notes is designed, built and supported by those with understanding of what public health agencies need from EHR software.

We are not a software company that has branched out from accounts or support software into EHR software.

✔ We are dedicated to providing the best EHR software for public health agencies

This means that we know the challenges you face on a daily basis, and how best to approach and overcome them.

10. Proven

We have grown our client base over the last 30 years by providing the EHR software that public health agencies need to help them provide better healthcare for the people they look after.

Nightingale Notes is built on the Omaha System for improved Standardized Terminology.

✔ Nightingale Notes is in use in over 130 public health departments across the USA

It’s also Meaningful Use certified too.


Now you know more about the features of Nightingale Notes, and what you can do with it and learn from it, you can see why it’s so popular, and how it meets the ever-changing needs of public health agencies across the USA.

What will it do for your public health agency?

Why not Contact Us at (507) 388-4141 now to tell us what you need your EHR to do?