Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network Selects NexJ Connected Wellness
NexJ Health Coach to be used to engage patients and to assist in chronic and pre-chronic disease management services
Toronto, ON (April 25, 2013) — NexJ Systems Inc., (TSX: NXJ) a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise solutions for the financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries today announced the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network (LBDPCN), a joint partnership between Alberta Health Services and a group of 51 family physicians in 11 clinics, has selected NexJ Connected Wellness to engage patients and assist in the management of chronic and pre-chronic disease.
LBDPCN has licensed NexJ Connected Wellness on a subscription basis for use in their Self Manage to Improve your Life Everyday (S.M.I.L.E.) healthcare program. The S.M.I.L.E. healthcare program brings together a team of healthcare professionals that help people living with various chronic conditions such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. The team, which includes registered nurses and dietitians, a registered pharmacist and psychologist and an exercise specialist, works with patients to help them learn strategies to improve their ability to manage their health.
Patients will use NexJ Health Coach to capture biometrics such as weight, blood glucose and blood pressure. They enter this data using a smartphone or tablet, and can track their daily activities such as exercise, food intake, as well as subjective information such as how they feel.
The S.M.I.L.E. team will review the information and provide feedback through secure messaging and jointly review the accumulated data with patients. Helping patients understand the relationship between their behaviors, their biometric measurements and how they feel, delivers the motivation and encouragement individuals need to sustain the behavior changes necessary to improve their wellness.
“NexJ is pleased to be working with LBDPCN to deliver our shared vision that connecting, communicating and coaching patients will help them achieve their health and wellness goals,” said Eric Gombrich, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Health Solutions. “NexJ Health Coach was developed to be a key part in assisting individuals develop and sustain behavior changes, through motivation and encouragement by their coaches, so they can be more activated in their health & wellness.”
“Our S.M.I.L.E. Program has been quite successful in supplementing the efforts of our member physicians to ensure optimal quality care and outcomes, and we were looking to efficiently expand both the scope of the program, and our capacity to deliver it to more chronic, and pre-chronic patients,” said Len Frank, Executive Director. “NexJ’s Connected Wellness solutions clearly demonstrated the capacity to achieve both of these objectives, and help us empower patients to better manage their health and wellness.”
About NexJ Systems Inc.
NexJ is a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise solutions for the financial services, insurance and healthcare industries. Our next-generation, people-centered software combines industry-specific functionality with information from multiple applications and data stores to provide comprehensive knowledge of the individual.
Through the acquisition of Broadstreet Data Solutions Inc., NexJ has added expertise in data governance and management, data integration and quality, business intelligence and analytics, and mobile application development.
NexJ is named as Canada’s fastest growing company in the 24th Annual PROFIT 200 ranking by PROFIT Magazine, and ranks in the top 5 of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ for the third consecutive year. Based in Toronto, NexJ has clients throughout North America and in Europe. For more information about NexJ visit www.nexj.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 416-222-5611.
About Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network
The Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network provides services for 57,000 patients in the City of Leduc, towns of Beaumont and Devon and all communities in Leduc County. A group of 51 family physicians in 11 clinics along with additional healthcare professionals, work together to improve primary care for our patients.
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