Sharing of health records through semantic normalization and
interoperability of health systems will be enabled
TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - NexJ Systems Inc., (TSX: NXJ) a provider of cloud-based software, delivering
enterprise solutions for the financial services, insurance,
and healthcare industries, today announced it is expanding the
capability of NexJ Connected Wellness with the addition of an embedded
terminology engine to both standardize the data within the platform in
support of interoperability and analytics, and to enable the
translation of complex medical terminology into consumer-friendly,
multi-language support. The terminology engine, known as the VOCTM, has been proven in clinical use in multiple settings, and has been
perpetually licensed by NexJ for inclusion in all NexJ Health
"The ability to standardize health record data from unstructured sources
such PHRs, EMRs, EHRs, and HIEs is crucial to advancing healthcare,"
said David Shepherd, Chief Technology Officer, NexJ Systems. "The
semantic normalization provided by the VOCTM terminology engine will enable improved interoperability and
translation of medical terms in to lay language the patient can
understand. This furthers our ability to deliver solutions that
support a people-centered model of care."
The VOC is a comprehensive business intelligence "language integrator"
designed to enable semantic interoperability amongst electronic
healthcare platforms. It supports multiple lexicons including
SNOMED-CT, LOINC, ICD-9/10, CPT4, and RXNORM, as well as others. It
also provides the ability to map between these lexicons, enabling
interoperability between multiple IT systems. It supports English,
French, and Spanish.
According to Eric Gombrich, NexJ's Sr. Vice President & General Manager
of Health Solutions, "This advanced capability not only provides a
critical foundational component to NexJ Connected Wellness, but can be
included with our other solutions to provide tremendous capabilities to
providers, payers, IT developers, and ultimately patients themselves."
About NexJ Systems Inc.
NexJ is a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise
solutions for the financial services, insurance and healthcare industries. Our next-generation, people-centered software combines
industry-specific functionality with information from multiple
applications and data stores to provide comprehensive knowledge of the
Through the acquisition of Broadstreet Data Solutions Inc., NexJ has
added expertise in data governance and management, data integration and
quality, business intelligence and analytics, and mobile application
NexJ is named as Canada's fastest growing company in the 24th Annual
PROFIT 200 ranking by PROFIT Magazine, and ranks in the top 5 of the
Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ for the third consecutive year. Based in
Toronto, NexJ has clients throughout North America and in Europe. For
more information about NexJ visit www.nexj.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 416-222-5611.
MEDforYOU is a web-based Personal Health Assistant with an embedded
terminology engine, VOC, that interfaces multiple coding standards
within HIEs, EMRs, PHR's and any hospital clinical information systems.
VOC's advanced, multi-lingual terminology service is designed to bridge
the communication pathways between healthcare consumers, clinicians and
payers. This capability accurately captures specific clinical intent
and improves patient care and enhances secondary data reporting and
analytics. For more information about MEDforYOU visit http://www.medforyou.com/
NexJ Forward-looking Statement
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forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities
laws. These statements are based on NexJ's current expectations,
estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment,
economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements
are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are
difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially
different. NexJ's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the
company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate
and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the
expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to
risks and other factors which could occur, see NexJ's securities
filings with the OSC and other securities regulators. NexJ securities
filings are available on www.sedar.com. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, NexJ
disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.
SOURCE: NexJ Systems Inc.
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