A Platform for Population Health Management
The biggest issue facing healthcare today is the chronic disease epidemic. According to the World Economic Forum, the global cost of the five leading non-communicable diseases is expected to total $47 trillion over the next 20 years. Controlling the rise in chronic disease requires that people actively participate in the self-management of their own health and wellness. When this is achieved, outcomes will improve and the cost of care will be lower.
NexJ Connected Wellness is a revolutionary platform for population health management that is used engage patients to better manage their chronic conditions. The solution is used to address poor health literacy and non-adherence with infographic patient education, foster greater collaboration between patients and their extended care team, and provide on-going support through personal health coaching to drive sustainable behavior change.
By engaging and empowering patients to better manage their health and wellness 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.
Deliver point-of-care education including a record of the discussion and decisions, and allow patients to share it with friends, family & advocates
Share patient-friendly care plans with the patient and their full circle of care to enable efficient care coordination.
Provide on-going support to patients with personal health coaching to encourage sustainable behavior change and to improve adherence
Leverage the Patient’s Personal Circle of Care
NexJ Connected Wellness supports person-centered care by enabling patients to be surrounded and supported by their personal and trusted network of healthcare professionals, family, friends, and advocates – anyone the patient chooses to include. Patients can share their personal health information and securely message with anyone in their personal circle of care. Caregivers can monitor the patient’s progress and provide the patient with encouragement and support when it’s needed.
The circle of care enables all of the patient’s care providers to better collaborate with the patient and with each other. For example, the pharmacist can message the patient’s physician about possible drug interactions, the patient’s care advocate can help the patient complete their pre-appointment assessment online. The patient can exchange messages with their coach for tasty recipes and ask the neighbour for a ride to an appointment.
The Evidence for Patient Empowerment
Patient empowerment is a patient’s knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own health and wellness. More empowered patients, quantified by a proven measure called “patient activation”, are more likely to have normal blood pressure, cholesterol, and HbA1c levels while being less likely to have high-risk indicators such as obesity.
Strong evidence supports a positive relationship between patient activation levels and health-related outcomes. As well, evidence shows that increases in patient activation can generate between a 5% and 20% overall cost reduction.
NexJ Health has undertaken extensive research to determine how information technology can be used to most efficiently and effectively enable patient empowerment and improve patient outcomes. To date:
- NexJ Health has participated in more than 25 research trials that span 5 leading chronic diseases – diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorder, cancer, mental health
- The trials involved over 4,000 research participants over 63 months
- Results have been published in five peer-reviewed publications