The Movember Foundation Funded Prostate Cancer Collaborative will use NexJ Connected Wellness to deliver a revolutionary program that helps men living with prostate cancer
TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - NexJ Systems Inc. (TSX: NXJ), provider of cloud-based software delivering enterprise solutions to the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries, today announced that Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) has selected NexJ Connected Wellness as its technology platform for delivering a Pan-Canadian Survivorship Program called True NTH. The program is funded by Movember, the global charity committed to changing the face of men's health.
Prostate Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men at 24% of all new cancer cases. Over 23,000 Canadian men are diagnosed each year, but the death rate has been declining by almost 4% per year thanks to earlier detection and better treatment options. Fulfilling PCC's mandate to provide comprehensive support services for this population, the True NTH program will enable men with prostate cancer to learn about their treatment and its impacts, collaborate with their care team as well as their social support network, and receive support and encouragement to optimize their quality of life.
NexJ Connected Wellness is a cloud-based technology platform for patient activation. It is used by healthcare professionals to empower patients to self-manage their own health and wellness. It improves patient activation by delivering health education, enabling greater collaboration between patients, care providers and social support networks, and coaching people to achieve their health and wellness goals.
PCC's selection of NexJ Connected Wellness was the outcome of a global competition that assessed consumer patient portal and population health management vendors. The evaluation process was conducted by PCC's True NTH Member Organizations - a collaborative of over 20 leading research institutions and cancer care centres.
This first deployment phase of the True NTH program will span three years from 2014 to 2017 on a subscription basis. Initial components will go live in 2014 with the full program scope going live by 2016. Collaborating partner organizations will span the full spectrum of formal health service providers as well as community-based lifestyle support organizations such as the YMCA.
"This is an important step in the commercial acceptance of NexJ Connected Wellness," says William M. Tatham, Chief Executive Officer of NexJ Systems Inc. "NexJ has been participating in Movember challenges and engaging with Prostate Cancer Canada for a number of years. This is a cause we are committed to and I am incredibly excited that NexJ Connected Wellness will be improving the lives of this population of Canadian men."
About the Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men's health.
The Movember community has raised over $574 million to date, funding over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men's health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won't stop growing as long as serious men's health issues exist.
For more information please visit Movember.com. Movember is a registered charity in Canada - BN 848215604 RR0001.
About Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada develops, offers and funds innovative programs related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer. For more information visit prostatecancer.ca and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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 and in Europe. For more information about NexJ, visit www.nexj.com or www.nexjhealth.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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