NexJ Health & ZealCare to Deliver Next Generation Behavior Change Solutions for Disease Management and Health Enhancement
Partnership comes at a time when the shift to value-based care is driving demand for cost-efficient outcomes and unique digital therapeutic solutions.
Durham and Toronto— November 30, 2023 — NexJ Health Inc., a Toronto-based provider of digital solutions for chronic condition management and mental well-being, and ZealCare Inc., a North Carolina-based company focused on empowering individuals with complex chronic illnesses to improve their health and decrease costs, today announced a go-to-market partnership that provides a comprehensive delivery platform providing personalized coaching to encourage the critical behavior changes that drive optimal outcomes. The platform offers the flexibility to address a range of outcomes from disease prevention to complex care, including mental health.
ZealCare’s personalized health coaching program is built on decades of validated best practices developed at Duke Health. Their model pioneered by the ‘father of personalized medicine’, Dr. Ralph Snyderman, uses health coaches, peer support, and a personalized health plan to empower individuals living with multiple chronic diseases to modify their behaviors, which drives both the desired clinical outcomes and reduces costs.
Dr. Ralph Snyderman, Founder and Board Chair of ZealCare notes that “this approach creates a new paradigm for healthcare management, effectively dosing the level of engagement and intensity needed to support patients along the entire clinical spectrum to achieve optimal outcomes in a cost-effective manner.”
NexJ Health has been a leader in evidence-based outcomes for population health management since the launch of its innovative, scalable, digital health and analytics platform, NexJ Connected Wellness. The platform supports individuals in the prevention and management of a wide spectrum of chronic conditions including mental health, having adopted a polychronic approach to health coaching that is person-centered.
“Our companies share a foundation deeply rooted in clinical evidence with strikingly similar principles to support individuals in achieving critical behavior change with the help of a health coach,” said ZealCare CEO Maureen O’Connor. “This partnership is a natural evolution that allows us to leverage NexJ’s powerful analytics to further personalize our state-of-the-art coaching capabilities with a focus on driving better health outcomes at a significantly lower cost for those with polychronic conditions.”
Bill Tatham, Founder and Executive Chairman at NexJ Health, said NexJ Health’s technology is critical for delivering this level of care at scale. “NexJ Health’s AI-enabled technology platform was purpose-built to enable therapeutic alliance between a coach and multiple participants at a ratio that far exceeds industry standards.”
This partnership comes at a time when the shift to value-based care is driving demand for cost-efficient outcomes and unique digital therapeutic solutions. Together, the companies can bring to market evidence-based programs to support the complete spectrum of chronic diseases, including mental health.
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 chronic condition(s). By engaging patients through NexJ Connected Wellness, we help to achieve healthcare’s quintuple aim: improve the patient experience, improve population health, lower the per capita cost of care, increase provider satisfaction, and deliver business efficiency.
ZealCare Inc., based in Durham, North Carolina, founded by Drs. Ralph Snyderman and Connor Drake, and led by Maureen O’Connor, is a personalized chronic condition management and behavior change solution that is delivered virtually. Developed and validated at Duke Health’s Center for Personalized Health Care, ZealCare was spun out as an independent company in 2020. ZealCare’s human-centered, relationship-based approach provides a proactive and personalized experience that fosters social support and accountability to attain behaviors that achieve best sustainable health outcomes. ZealCare empowers people to achieve their health and well-being goals by helping them adapt the behaviors needed to lead the life they desire. ZealCare delivers a truly unique and personalized community experience that is fun and engaging while reducing health costs, improving clinical outcomes, and enhancing quality of life.
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