Gotodoctor.ca Partners with NexJ Health to Expand Support to Telemedicine and Primary Care Patients
Toronto — March 3, 2022 — NexJ Health Inc. (“NexJ Health”), a provider of advanced virtual care solutions for chronic disease prevention and management, is pleased to announce a new partnership with a leading healthcare solutions company, Teledact Inc. (“Gotodoctor.ca”), to deliver virtual health coaching to patients for chronic disease management, including mental health.
With the rise in demand from consumers for virtual care services, Gotodoctor.ca has identified an opportunity to augment the company’s virtual health care offerings with personal health coaching for behavior change to support patients with diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and chronic pain in Ontario. NexJ Health Coaches will provide the ongoing support, encouragement, and engagement needed to help patients better manage their chronic conditions. Patients will work with their Health Coach to create a personalized wellness plan that aligns with their goals and will focus on healthy behaviors to improve diet and nutrition, physical activity, sleep, mindfulness, and medication adherence. NexJ Health’s evidence-based coaching program has been validated across several clinical trials and includes patient-facing health education content, daily tracking of health behaviors, and regular interactions with their personal health coach.
Gotodoctor.ca has established a patient-centric and technology-enabled offering connecting patients, physicians, pharmacists and health service providers. The partnership with NexJ Health is another step to expand its suite of virtual care service offerings to patients, employers and groups. Gotodoctor.ca’s unique model integrating virtual and on-site healthcare differentiates the service levels and provides additional opportunities for accessing quality healthcare beyond the boundaries of virtual care at work and home.
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with NexJ Health to support our patients from both in-person and virtual visits,” said Tommy Cheung, CEO of Gotodoctor.ca. “The launch of GotoHealthCoach.ca will further allow our physicians and care team to enhance the patient experience and improve access to chronic disease management support.”
Through NexJ Connected Wellness, the program aims to provide comprehensive support to patients, enabling positive health behavior change. Patients will have the ability to communicate via secure messaging and video chat with their circle of care, including participating Gotodoctor.ca physicians, pharmacist, their health coach, family, friends, and other health advocates. The program will also provide physicians access to patient-generated health data (such as steps and sleep patterns) to further enhance their care.
“We’re very pleased to be partnering with Gotodoctor.ca to deliver our proven chronic disease management program to their growing roster of patients,” said Janine Tatham, Vice President of Strategic Accounts at NexJ Health. “Our Health Coaches will remotely support patients to better manage their chronic disease and mental health, taking a polychronic, person-centered approach. The partnership is a natural fit with Gotodoctor.ca providing the critical virtual care visits, and NexJ Health supporting the patient with behavior change, in between those visits.”
The launch of GotoHealthCoach.ca is the beginning of a long-term, strategic partnership with Gotodoctor.ca. The two organizations have plans to scale and expand this collaborative solution to support all of Gotodoctor.ca’s patients across Canada.
About NexJ Health Inc.
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 provides comprehensive care to patients by bridging the gap between virtual and in-person care. The company provides virtual care and operates in-person medical clinics and virtual clinics in pharmacies, senior living centres, and other health facilities across Canada. Gotodoctor.ca is supported by the renowned primary care clinic operator, Enhanced Care Clinic, an 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 virtual care provider on all McKesson Retail Banner Group and Rexall consumer-facing web portals. For more information, visit www.gotodoctor.ca or email email@example.com.
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