PEOPLE-CENTRED HEALTH CARE: NexJ Systems Patient-Focused Care Project Could Revolutionize Canada’s Health-Care System

Harvey Chartrand | | July 31, 2013

Gary Goodyear is one of the Harper government’s ministers tagged with identifying opportunities that will help Canada’s competitiveness. So when the Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency announced, in November 2012, that the government was committing $15 million to support the Connected Health and Wellness Project (CHWP) that could change the way health care is delivered in Canada, people took notice. The CHWP is a people-centered software and web technology created by NexJ Systems that integrates eHealth mobile technology, prevention and health care.

Sixteen Ontario partners have come together to use the NexJ Connected Wellness Platform for the CHWP; this futuristic technology will keep health information from different hospitals or clinics in one place, and allow patients to decide who they can trust to see this information. The system offers tools to help people better manage their own health and wellness and more easily connect with health-care professionals. It greatly improves access to patient information, allowing hospitals, physicians and other health-care professionals to access and update patient information on an ongoing basis. For example, patients with diabetes will be able to track their biometric measurements, such as meals and exercise, using smart phones, and then share this information easily with their medical teams.