Enhanced system to manage screening for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada, being deployed in Newfoundland and Labrador
TORONTO, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - NexJ Systems Inc., (TSX: NXJ) a leading provider of next generation enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, today announced that Eastern Health, the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador, has begun use of the NexJ Disease Screening solution for its Colorectal Screening Information and Reporting System project. This makes Eastern Health the second Canadian healthcare provider to use NexJ Disease Screening for colorectal screening for large populations of patients.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in Canada. In 2012 an estimated 23,300 Canadians (13,000 men - 10,300 women) will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 9,200 (5,000 men - 4,200 women) will die from it. On average, 64 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer every day and 25 will die from the disease every day.1
"NexJ Disease Screening is proven to improve wellness within a population as evidenced in Saskatchewan by the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. Eastern Health now joins Saskatchewan in use of our solution for their population-based disease surveillance programs which have successfully identified pre-symptomatic individuals with colorectal cancer," said Eric Gombrich, SVP & GM, Health Solutions Group, NexJ Systems. "A significant contributing factor in Saskatchewan's early detection success has been the high participation rate of nearly 50 per cent of the population identified by the Screening Program for Colorectal Cancer. This approach has proven to enable dramatically higher participation than in other initiatives."
NexJ Disease Screening enables proactive, targeted screening for diseases across a population. Health provider networks use the solution to identify treatable diseases early, enable coordinated action when disease is detected, and analyze results to improve screening programs and public health.
Among the goals of Eastern Health's Colon Cancer Screening Program is to encourage screening, which will raise the number of instances of early detection and, as a result, reduce the number of deaths from the disease.
"Introducing advanced automation to disease screening programs not only improves efficiency, it enhances reliability and usefulness of the information gathered," said Katherine Chubbs, Vice President responsible for the Cancer Care Program at Eastern Health. "The Colon Cancer Screening Program further demonstrates our commitment to the continuous enhancement of the systems and processes used to improve the wellness of our region."
About Eastern Health
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 290,000 people. The authority has an annual budget of over $1.2 billion and offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. Its geographic boundaries extend from St. John's west to Port Blandford including all communities on the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas.
About NexJ Systems Inc.
NexJ is a leading provider of enterprise private cloud software, delivering customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for financial services, insurance, and healthcare. 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. Organizations use this knowledge to provide superior sales and service by enabling proactive interactions that influence behavior.
NexJ was founded by an executive management team with extensive experience in the successful design and delivery of large-scale, integrated, enterprise software solutions. For more information about NexJ Systems visit www.nexj.com, e-mail [email protected], or call 416-222-5611.
(Source: Canadian Cancer Society, Statistics Canada, Provincial / Territorial Cancer Registries, Public Health Agency of Canada)
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