UHN Sexual Health Clinic Expands Partnership with NexJ Health to Provide Support for All Cancers
Demonstrated success of the online TrueNTH SHAReClinic feasibility study leads to expanding the UHN Sexual Health Clinic partnership with NexJ Health
Toronto — September 8, 2022 — NexJ Health Inc. (“NexJ Health”), a provider of advanced virtual care solutions, is pleased to announce that the Sexual Health and Rehabilitation e-Clinic (SHAReClinic) program delivered on NexJ Connected Wellness is now expanding broadly across Princess Margaret Cancer Centre as part of their usual care for patients with testicular, cervical, ovarian, bladder, kidney, and head and neck cancers. This expansion came after a successful feasibility study of the online TrueNTH SHAReClinic for prostate cancer patients and an overall satisfaction rating of 4.1 out of 5 on a patient-reported experience measure.
SHAReClinic is designed to support patients and their families with personalized education and care to help manage the side effects of cancer treatment and restore their health. Patients have access to a Health Coach who can answer their questions about what to expect and what options of care are available to them. Patients will also receive education and guidance on using medications and devices that can support their recovery.
“We’re very pleased to expand our partnership with NexJ Health to help fill the gap in cancer care today,” said Dr. Andrew Matthew, SHAReClinic Lead Psychologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. “Our program on NexJ Connected Wellness uses a multidisciplinary approach to address the side effects of cancer, educate patients and support them through personal health coaching.”
The program will use a phased approach to ensure a steady reliable growth to establish a world-leading oncology sexual health clinic at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The program aims to improve quality of life for patients affected through specialized healthcare education and health coaching. In addition, the program intends to provide those diagnosed with cancer one-on-one support to meet informational and emotional needs regarding their health.
“We’re proud to be working with Dr. Matthew to build on the demonstrated success of SHAReClinic, that focused on men with prostate cancer, to now include all cancers treated at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre,” said Daniela Liggio, President at NexJ Health. “This will mark the 7th project with UHN where NexJ Connected Wellness is being used to deliver programs to the patients they are supporting.”
NexJ Health’s future plans with UHN Sexual Health Clinic include the integration of the Epic health information system (HIS). This integration will help improve care coordination and clinical experience for healthcare professionals and patients and drive clinical transformation.
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 THE UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK
University Health Network encompasses the Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. We have the largest hospital-based research program in Canada, with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and rehabilitation medicine.
In 2019, Toronto General Hospital was named among the world’s Top 10 Hospitals by Newsweek magazine. We were ranked first on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list for 2018, and have been consistently ranked at the top since the rankings began by Research Infosource Inc. in 2011.
University Health Network is a research hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.uhn.ca.
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