NexJ Connected Wellness to be used to deliver personal care plans and health coaching to patients
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 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 Southlake Regional Health Centre (Southlake), a full-service hospital with a provincial mandate serving more than one million residents of York Region and South Simcoe, will enhance the delivery of their chronic disease programs with NexJ Connected Wellness.
NexJ Connected Wellness takes a new, people-centered, approach to healthcare. The platform, and wellness solutions available through it, facilitates the delivery of health information to patients and empowers them to share the information with their health advocates. The end result is to initiate care coordination and collaboration across the continuum of care so patients can achieve their health and wellness goals.
"As a leading research centre, Southlake is a forerunner in the adoption of new technologies to optimize the healthcare experience," said Dr. Dave Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southlake Regional Health Centre. "Our goal is to use information technology to develop new and better ways to properly and respectfully share information in order to improve patient outcomes."
Southlake will utilize NexJ Connected Wellness to aggregate and normalize patient health information from multiple internal information systems, NexJ Transitional Care Management to deliver personal care plans to patients and NexJ Health Coach to provide personal health coaching services delivered by York University.
"People-centered health assists the consumer or patient, either directly or through their personal circle of care, to more effectively adhere to evidence-based care plans," said Eric Gombrich, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Health Solutions Group, NexJ Systems Inc. "We're pleased to be working with Southlake to help provide their patients personalized healthcare".
Announced in September 2012, the Connected Health and Wellness Project (CHWP), a collaboration of 17 public, private and academic partners with support from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), was established to transform healthcare with a people-centered approach. As a partner in the CHWP, Southlake recognized the value of sharing information from across the hospital with the patient, and supporting them through health coaching in order to provide better service. The new project is scheduled to begin in September 2013.
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 individual.
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 [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+.
About Southlake Regional Health Centre
Based in Newmarket and serving more than one million residents of York Region and South Simcoe, Southlake Regional Health Centre is a full-service hospital with a provincial mandate to deliver advanced diagnostic and treatment services in cancer care, cardiac care, thoracic surgery, pediatric and perinatal care, child and adolescent eating disorders, and child and adolescent mental health care. It also specializes in arthritis care and cataract surgery. Currently, more than 3000 staff, 530 physicians, 595 students, and 970 volunteers work, practice, learn, and volunteer at Southlake.
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