Milestone establishes NexJ Connected Wellness as first patient
engagement solution connected to a state HIE
TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - NexJ Systems Inc. (TSX: NXJ), a provider of cloud-based software delivering
enterprise solutions to the financial services, insurance,
and healthcare industries, today announced that NexJ, in collaboration
with Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) has successfully demonstrated the integration of NexJ Connected Wellness with the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway).
In August 2013, MeHI awarded NexJ Systems a grant to improve the
delivery of health care by providing a direct and secure link to the
exchange, with the goal of having every provider in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts connected to the HIway. In January, test inbound and
outbound secure communications were exchanged over NexJ Connected
Wellness using the Direct messaging protocol and verified by Mass HIway
confirming the integration milestone of the project was achieved.
Once the project is completed, healthcare providers using the Mass HIway
will be able to securely access patient health information, create and
deliver patient-friendly care plans that patients can share with their
care team, family and friends, and drive sustainable behavior change
with personal health coaching. Doing so will allow healthcare providers
to drive greater engagement and activation amongst their patient
population and their extended care network.
"We continue to demonstrate that engaging and activating patients
directly in their care will be of great benefit to both individuals and
their providers," said Eric Gombrich, Senior Vice President and General
Manager of NexJ Health Solutions. "Achieving this milestone now
positions us to expand on the research we're doing with Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center and begin making NexJ Connected Wellness
available to individual patients and their physicians throughout the
"This is an important step in the joint efforts by healthcare policy and
technology pioneers in creating a people-centered model of care," says
John Halamka, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
The Massachusetts state HIE is built upon the Orion Health HIE
infrastructure and furthers the partnership NexJ has established with
Orion Health as a leading global provider of HIE and healthcare
About NexJ Systems Inc.
NexJ is a provider of cloud-based software, delivering enterprise
relationship management 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, which is delivered through any cloud platform.
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's health solutions visit www.nexjhealth.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 416-222-5611. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook or hang out with us on Google+.
About the Massachusetts eHealth Institute
The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at the Massachusetts
Technology Collaborative is the state's entity for health care
innovation, technology, and competitiveness and is responsible for
advancing the dissemination of health information technology throughout
Massachusetts, including the deployment of electronic health records
systems in all health care provider settings and connecting them
through the statewide health information exchange. For more
information, please visit mehi.masstech.org and follow @MassEHealth.
About the Mass HIway
The Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway) is the
Commonwealth's secure statewide health information exchange. The Mass
HIway enables the electronic movement of health related information
among diverse organizations, such as doctors' offices, hospitals,
laboratories, pharmacies, skilled nursing facilities and health plans.
The HIway facilitates the exchange of clinical information among varied
health care information systems, while maintaining the meaning of the
information being exchanged, regardless of provider affiliation,
location or differences in technology. Using the HIway can give doctors
and other clinicians a more comprehensive understanding of their
patients' full medical histories to inform a more complete delivery of
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