Toronto — January 27, 2022 — NexJ Health Inc. (NexJ Health), a provider of advanced virtual care solutions for chronic disease prevention and management, is pleased to announce that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will be expanding their work with NexJ Health, using NexJ Connected Wellness in a research study with the Directorate of Mental Health to assess the effectiveness of mental health treatment for CAF members diagnosed with depression.

The Directorate of Mental Health is tasked with advising on, developing, and implementing a mental health system that is comprehensive and agile to meet the needs of the CAF members. NexJ Connected Wellness will support the Directorate of Mental Health to provide an easy and accessible way to collect and monitor the mental health of service members who are cared for at CAF mental health clinics that are participating in this study.

In this multi-site project, participants receiving treatment at CAF mental health clinics in Esquimalt, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Ottawa will use NexJ Connected Wellness to self-report on the severity of depressive symptoms, daily functioning, quality of life, medication adherence and side effects. Patient-reported data collected from PHQ-9 and EQ-5D assessments will provide CAF researchers with data to analyze the clinical outcomes. The results of the study will be used to improve clinical care of depression in CAF patients. The assessment tools on the NexJ Connected Wellness application are easily configured and assigned to patients with reminders to complete with the added convenience of using the patient’s smartphone or tablet device.

“We’re pleased to continue working with NexJ Health to utilize NexJ Connected Wellness as a data collection solution for the implementation of the PROMPT-D feasibility study,” said Dr. Bryan Garber, Directorate of Mental Health, Canadian Forces Health Services Gp HQ, Ottawa, ON.

Under the guidance of the Directorate of Mental Health, the feasibility study will be carried out to assess the feasibility of implementing NexJ Connected Wellness as a tool to collect patient-reported outcome measures clinical mental health studies in the CAF. 

“We’re really happy to continue working with the Canadian Armed Forces for the men and women who serve to protect our country,” said Dr. Noah Wayne, Vice President of Clinical Programs at NexJ Health. “Utilizing innovative ways to help monitor the mental health of armed forces service members helps to keep them safe and get them the right care when they need it.”

Through NexJ Connected Wellness, the information gathered from this project will further assist the Canadian Armed Forces in improving future care for service members with mental and physical injuries and illnesses.

About NexJ Health Inc.

NexJ Health Inc. is a provider of patient-facing population health management solutions that deliver patient engagement for chronic disease prevention and management. At NexJ Health, we believe that the most efficient and cost-effective way to offset the rise in chronic disease is to empower patients, with the support of their families, friends, and healthcare professionals, to actively participate in managing their own chronic condition(s). By engaging patients through NexJ Connected Wellness, we help to achieve healthcare’s 5-part aim: improve the patient experience, improve population health, lower the per capita cost of care, increase provider satisfaction, and deliver business efficiency. For more information about NexJ Health visit, e-mail, or call 416-227-3700.

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