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Milestone establishes NexJ Connected Wellness as first patient engagement solution connected to a state HIE

TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - 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 Commonwealth."

"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 integration solutions.

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 info@nexj.com, 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 their healthcare.

NexJ Forward-looking Statement
Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on NexJ's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. NexJ's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see NexJ's securities filings with the OSC and other securities regulators. NexJ securities filings are available on www.sedar.com.  Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, NexJ disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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