A patient activation platform for chronic disease 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 patient activation. It 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 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.

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.

Deliver a personal health coaching plan and on-going support to patients to encourage sustainable behavior change and to improve adherence

 

The Evidence for Patient Activation

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.

“The research shows that more activated patients have better health outcomes and better care experiences than patients who are less activated.”

Hibbard J, Greene J, Overton V, Patients With Lower Activation Associated With Higher Costs: Delivery Systems Should Know their Patients’ ‘Scored’, Health Affairs February 2013 vol. 32 no. 2 216-222

NexJ supports researchers in using NexJ Connected Wellness in clinical and demographic scenarios to demonstrate the ability of the activated patient in improving outcomes and lowering the cost of care. Currently more than 20 research trials in universities, at large employers, hospitals, and more are using NexJ Connected Wellness.