Industry luminaries Richard Alvarez and Tom Closson appointed to guide further commercialization of NexJ Connected Wellness
TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - NexJ Health, a division of NexJ Systems Inc. (TSX: NXJ), a provider people-centered solutions for healthcare, today announced its new Healthcare Advisory Board. Richard Alvarez, former President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, has been appointed Chair and Tom Closson, former President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association and University Health Network, is a charter member.
The Advisory Board will help guide NexJ Health deliver NexJ Connected Wellness, NexJ Health Pro and NexJ Health Coach to market. The advisory board's role will include making recommendations on product and market positioning and facilitating healthcare industry relationships.
Mr. Alvarez has helped to position Canada as a world leader in health care innovation and renewal by harnessing the power of information. As President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, he was a catalyst for accelerating the development of electronic health records in Canada. Mr. Alvarez was also President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). He has received awards for leadership from the Canadian College of Health Leaders and Canada's health informatics organization called COACH.
"The increasing cost of managing chronic disease is the most significant challenge facing healthcare today. To address this challenge today's healthcare leaders must quickly deploy solutions to help patients actively participate in managing their chronic condition," says Richard Alvarez, founding Chair of NexJ Health Advisory Panel. "NexJ Connected Wellness is the only solution that enables patients to learn about their condition, collaborate with all the people supporting them and take the actions necessary to improve their outcome and quality of life."
Mr. Closson is a Canadian leader in health services delivery having held positions as President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association, University Health Network and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Ontario and the Capital Health Region in BC. He also has extensive experience as a consultant and in government. He has received various career awards including an Engineering Medal for Management from Professional Engineers Ontario, induction into the Engineering Hall of Distinction of UofT Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and Outstanding Public Contribution Award from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto
"The Healthcare Advisory Board is an essential component of our commercialization strategy for NexJ Connected Wellness," says William M. Tatham, Chief Executive Officer of NexJ Systems Inc. "I am incredibly pleased that these exceptional leaders with national respect and global reach have committed to help make our vision a reality."
About NexJ Health
At NexJ Health, we believe that controlling the rise of chronic disease is possible when patients are activated to self-manage their chronic conditions. By activating patients through NexJ Connected Wellness, healthcare organizations can improve outcomes and lower the cost of care, pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers can increase medication adherence, employers can achieve employee peak performance, and payers can lower claims. NexJ Health is a division of NexJ Systems Inc. For more information about NexJ Health visit www.nexjhealth.com.
About NexJ Systems
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 individual.
Based in Toronto, NexJ has clients throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about NexJ, visit www.nexj.com, e-mail [email protected], or call 416-222-5611. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook or hang out with us on Google+.
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