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Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation Launches NexJ Connected Wellness to Expand Access to Cancer Coaching and Support

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Toronto, Ontario – May 15, 2018 – NexJ Health Inc. (NexJ), a provider of patient-facing population health management solutions, today announces the launch of NexJ Connected Wellness as part of the comprehensive cancer coaching program offered by Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

Starting this month, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s clients will be able to download NexJ Connected Wellness onto their smartphone, tablet or computer for free to access an action plan guiding them through their cancer journey and work with their cancer coach remotely for ongoing support. Clients will also be able to consolidate their health information and share it with their support network of family, friends and healthcare professionals. They will also be able to schedule their own appointments and securely message their health coach for additional support.

William M. Tatham, Founder and Executive Chair of NexJ Health shared, “We’re thrilled to partner with the Cancer Foundation and support them in their vision to scale-up and make holistic cancer coaching available to everyone in the region”.

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation created their Cancer Coaching program to help fill the care gap and change the cancer experience for survivors and their families in eastern Ontario. Its team of regulated healthcare professionals work with cancer survivors to meet the challenges of cancer, achieve health and wellness goals, and improve quality of life. Cancer coaching is proven to help cancer patients and survivors become active participants in their care and enjoy a more positive healthcare experience.

“This is a real game changer for us,” explains Linda Eagen, President and CEO of the Cancer Foundation. “NexJ Connected Wellness will make our cancer coaching services accessible virtually and allow us to reach more people. For some, travel and geography have been barriers, while others have struggled to come to us when they’re not feeling well. With NexJ, we can support these people when they need us most.”

“It’s really an extension of what we’re already doing,” explains Eagen. “For the last eight years, our coaching services have helped survivors take charge of cancer, manage common treatment side effects and improve their health outcomes. This platform will put coach and client right in front of each other —wherever they are.”

The Cancer Foundation joins other influential healthcare organizations leveraging NexJ Connected Wellness to improve healthcare delivery. These include Prostate Cancer Canada, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, among others.

“This is a real tipping point in terms of our expansion,” adds Eagen. “Thanks to NexJ, our existing team of coaches now have a broader reach. With this tool, we have the potential to serve anyone in the region — the only thing in our way is more money to train more coaches. It is a goose bump moment.” 

 

About NexJ Health 

NexJ Health Inc. is a provider of patient-facing population health management solutions that deliver patient engagement for chronic disease 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, patients are more likely to achieve their health goals, payers can lower costs, providers can improve care to patients, and pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies can improve medication adherence. For more information about NexJ Health visit www.nexjhealth.com, e-mail info@nexjhealth.com, or call 416-227-3700.

 

About the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation 

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the voice for cancer survivorship in eastern Ontario, and a leader in our community in providing local residents with increased access to person-centred care through Cancer Coaching, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program. For more information, please visit www.ottawacancer.ca.