MedAxiom Announces Industry Partnership with Nudj Health

Nudj Health Improves Cardiovascular Patient Care Through Lifestyle Wellness

Partner News | Published: Monday, April 18, 2022 8:00 am

MedAxiom, the cardiovascular community’s premier source for organizational performance solutions, is excited to announce its industry partnership with Nudj Health, a lifestyle medicine company that delivers integrated, whole-person, continuous care for patients with cardiac disease.

“Nudj Health offers a better solution for the ‘care in between.’ Nudj’s programs recognize and help address the lifestyle factors that contribute to exacerbations and poor outcomes, thereby reducing readmissions and lowering overall cost. MedAxiom instantly developed an appreciation for Nudj Health as a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to integrating behavioral health and Collaborative Care Model pathways into the treatment of cardiac disease patients, while simultaneously addressing psychological factors such as anxiety and depression, which significantly influence patient outcomes,” said Joe Sasson, PhD, MedAxiom’s EVP of Ventures. “Nudj Health has unlocked a formula for treating mental, behavioral, and physical components of patient care, as well as staff health, that will significantly benefit those who participate in their offerings. We are proud to welcome Nudj Health as a MedAxiom Industry Partner and bring their solutions to our membership community.”

Nudj Health arms providers with the infrastructure that is often missing to integrate lifestyle interventions into their patients’ care beyond the walls of their office. They offer a tech-enabled care service that delivers a seamless cardiac wellness program, combining continuous evidence-based lifestyle interventions with patients through iterative "nudges" along with remote physiological monitoring. Nudj uses evidence-based reimbursement pathways that benefit and improve patient outcomes and deliver economic value to the cardiology practice.

“We integrated the Nudj Cardiac Wellness & Risk Reduction Program into our clinical workflow and the patient outcomes and feedback are exciting.  We get to introduce our patients to a program that is an extension of me and my team that incorporates their mental health and their lifestyle choices into our care pathways.  Now, I am not just counseling them about their lifestyle but I get immediate feedback  on how their lifestyle and mental health affects their hypertension, for example, and helps reinforce that daily behavior choices can directly impact their heart health. This is the future of health”, said Alex Durairaj, MedAxiom member, President of Foothill Cardiology and Medical Director of the cardiovascular service line at Huntington Hospital.

By serving as an extension to the clinic, Nudj improves staff satisfaction and alleviates provider pain points, such as reducing incoming patient calls by over 40%. Using the collaborative care model, they have seen significant health improvements for patients enrolled in the Nudj program. In the past 10 months, Nudj patients have seen a decrease of 47% in moderate to severe depression, a 52% decrease in mild to severe insomnia, as well as a reduction or maintenance of blood pressure and weight. Patients are also seeing improved mobility and connecting more with family, community, and Nudj Health support systems.



About MedAxiom

MedAxiom, an ACC Company, is the cardiovascular community’s premier source for organizational performance solutions. MedAxiom is transforming cardiovascular care by combining the knowledge and power of 450+ cardiovascular organization members, thousands of administrators, clinicians and coders and 40+ industry partners. Through the delivery of proprietary tools, smart data and proven strategies, MedAxiom helps cardiovascular organizations achieve the Quadruple Aim of better outcomes, lower costs, improved patient experience and improved clinician experience.

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About Nudj Health

Nudj Health integrates behavioral and mental health or “Cardiac Wellness” into cardiology practice, improving outcomes, enhancing patient and provider satisfaction, and reducing acute care and outpatient utilization. Based on American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology recommendations, Nudj utilizes tech-enabled collaborative care using evidence-based, Medicare approved pathways centered around six interconnected lifestyle areas: stress management, nutrition, physical activity, behavioral risks, sleep quality and social support. The Nudj team includes specialists trained in the collaborative care methodology and lifestyle medicine that serve as an extension of the cardiology clinic team.

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