Gotodoctor.ca and NexJ Health Successfully Launch Innovative Virtual Polychronic Disease Management Program
Toronto — May 24, 2022 — NexJ Health Inc. (NexJ Health), a provider of advanced virtual care solutions for mental wellness and polychronic disease management, is pleased to announce the successful launch of the GoToHealthCoach.ca program delivered in partnership with leading healthcare solutions company, Teledact Inc. (“Gotodoctor.ca”). This innovative program extends virtual care provided by physicians and pharmacists to include health coaching to drive sustainable behavior change for polychronic disease management.
Taking a patient-centered approach, GoToHealthCoach.ca provides personal health coaching to patients with diabetes, hypertension, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and dyslipidemia; all delivered through a single platform. Eligible patients in Ontario are referred by their Gotodoctor.ca physician or pharmacist to join the program and receive personalized support from a NexJ Health Coach between regular visits with other members of their care team. A Health Coach encourages patients to increase their adherence to health positive behaviors, such as regular exercise, healthy diet, and mindfulness, as an evidence-based approach to help manage chronic conditions.
In the first 60 days since the launch of the project, the GoToHealthCoach.ca program has connected 92% of referred patients to a personal Health Coach to start making changes that will have a positive, lasting impact on their health.
Through NexJ Connected Wellness, patients use health trackers to identify trends in their health and wellness. Physicians and Health Coaches have access to the patient-generated health data and can gain insight into the self-management changes their patients are making. Patients can communicate via video chat and secure messaging with formal and informal caregivers, including their Health Coach, physician, pharmacist, and other health advocates. In addition, patients can read trusted educational content tailored to their condition(s), participate in daily exercise and mindfulness sessions, and connect with peers using community forums. NexJ Connected Wellness’ configurable gamification system is being used to incentivize patients by awarding them points for healthy behaviors including achieving tracker targets, completing workbook chapters, and contributing to forum topics. Points can be redeemed for rewards like gift cards and Fitbits.
Program feedback from patients has been outstanding:
“I absolutely love this program and [my Health Coach]! I enjoy the engagement level and how most things sync to this app, so it feels like everything is in one place and no need for multiple apps!”
“I’m liking it so far. I’m learning a lot and it’s nice to be able to track my anxiety and general moods as well. Looking forward to meeting my coach soon. I’m working hard on accomplishing my goals I set out for myself every day, and I’m already feeling better emotionally, physically and sleeping better too.”
This unique program is another customized healthcare service delivered by Gotodoctor.ca, targeting the specific health and wellness needs of patients. “With our in-house developed Service Engine application, the right service available across both private and public systems can be identified and recommended to individual or groups of patients efficiently and in a scalable manner,” said Tommy Cheung, CEO of Gotodoctor.ca. “I am delighted that we are now including NexJ Health Coaches and NexJ Health’s polychronic disease management program as a referred service that our physicians can lean on to provide even more support to patients.”
For more information about GoToHealthCoach.ca, click here.
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 www.nexjhealth.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 416-227-3700.
About Gotodoctor.ca (Teledact Inc.)
Gotodoctor.ca is a leading healthcare solutions company that operates in health facilities, senior living centres, and pharmacies across Canada. Its virtual clinics in pharmacies enhance the patient experience by creating an integrated and scalable care model, to improve accessibility and patient outcomes. Gotodoctor.ca is supported by the renowned primary care clinic, Enhanced Care Clinic, which has also been the exclusive Preferred Provider of Physician and Medical Clinic Services for McKesson Retail Banner Group (over 2000 IDA, Guardian, Remedy’sRx and other independent pharmacies) since 2017. Gotodoctor.ca is a preferred provider for McKesson Retail Banner Group, Rexall and Manitoba Blue Cross members. For more information, visit www.gotodoctor.ca or email email@example.com.
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