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NexJ Health Collaborates for Connecting2gether Research Study

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Toronto (April 14, 2020) – NexJ Health Inc., a provider of patient and family-facing engagement solutions for chronic disease management, announced today the Connecting2gether research study being conducted in collaboration with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is underway. Connecting2gether will explore the use of NexJ Health’s virtual care technology platform, NexJ Connected Wellness for helping children with medical complexities and their families. The joint initiative was selected as one of 12 innovative projects to be supported by the Government of Ontario, through OCE. The made-in-Ontario Innovations use cutting-edge health technologies to bring better care closer to home, and deliver value to the health-care system.

Parents with children followed by the SickKids Complex Care Program have been recruited to participate in the Connecting2gether study. The platform provides participants with secure access to their child’s care plans and remote access to information across the continuum of care while allowing families and their care providers to communicate and collaborate.

A key feature being evaluated is the ability to create an online care map that can be shared with others. Care maps are created by a patient and their family and provide a visual representation of the treatments, therapies, and social interactions that are a part of the child’s daily routine.

Care maps provide an understanding of the child’s medical complexity and the family’s needs. They also communicate both the big picture and the small details in terms of all the resources required for ongoing support, ensuring that the child is fully supported at home and if visiting a hospital or health-care provider not visited previously.

“We are thrilled to be providing the SickKids research team with NexJ Connected Wellness to evaluate its ability to help children with complex medical conditions and their families navigate the health-care system and hopefully improve coordination between families and care providers,” said William M. Tatham, Founder and Executive Chair of NexJ Health.

Care Map

NexJ Health anticipates this project will serve as an exemplar of how technology can be used to improve care coordination for children with medical complexity, enabling regional pediatric care.

The Connecting2gether research study has reached its maximum number of participants and is no longer recruiting.

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 quintuple 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 info@nexjhealth.com, or call 416-227-3700.

About OCE                                                                            

OCE maximizes the commercial impact of research developed in Ontario’s colleges, universities, and research hospitals, and accelerates the commercialization of emerging technologies. A pan-provincial collaboration platform, with a broad and deep network across industry, academia, and government, OCE initiates unparalleled partnership opportunities, develops and manages successful industry-academic collaborations, supports high potential SMEs in commercializing ground-breaking research and provides hands-on training and skills development opportunities for the next generation of highly-skilled talent.