Vensa Health named Innovative Hi-Tech Software finalist in NZ Hi-Tech Awards 2018 for Vensa.com
AUCKLAND, NZ, 29 March, 2018 – Vensa Health, a leading New Zealand health software company, has been named a finalist in the Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Award category in this year’s New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.
The newly released Vensa.com apps based platform allows GPs and other health providers to drive new ways of communicating and working with patients to improve health service delivery, efficiency and health outcomes.
Ahmad Jubbawey, CEO of Vensa Health says, “This is really exciting for the team. Our mission is to better connect people to access to health services, and this is what gets us out of bed every morning. We’re really proud of the role our technology is playing in improving the well-being of Kiwis by enabling healthcare providers to be more innovative and effective in the way they do business, and to connect more easily with patients.”
Already, thousands of people a month are using Vensa.com to book appointments in real-time with their doctor, nurse or clinic, order repeat scripts and pay online via Vensa Pay. Jubbawey says they’ve seen a 12% increase in appointments booked online each week, on average, over the past 18 months.
A new series of innovations, set to be released, includes medical notes and lab results, to allow results and information to be shared quickly.
Jubbawey says, “Vensa.com has the potential to disrupt the market, by supporting new business models and enabling new models of care delivered at the primary, community and individual levels of our society.
“The healthcare industry globally is under increasing pressure as more demands are placed on the workforce and costs rise. We’re taking medical centres on a digital transformation journey to increase their adoption of technology to allow new ways of working. Booking appointments and ordering scripts online is just the start, we also have an eye to the future and Vensa.com also has the ability to enable virtual consultations.”
The company’s first innovation TXT2Remind, is currently used by 70% of the GP market in New Zealand, to deliver health messages, appointment, screening and medication reminders to over 3 million Kiwis a year.
Vensa’s solutions are having a dramatic impact on the health status of New Zealanders by supporting the primary care strategy to help improve health outcomes such as child immunisation rates, early cancer detection and supporting smokers to quit.
Jen Rutherford, Chair of the Hi-Tech Trust, says the standard of entries is the highest ever seen in the history of the Awards. “This year’s finalists span the full spectrum of the hi-tech sector and the country.”
The local judges are joined by a world class line up of international judges that include Bill Reichert, Pascal Finette, Rohit Shukla, Savannah Peterson, Dr Catherine Mohr, Claudia Batten, Dr Rosie Boswoth, Rebekah Campbell, Katherine Corich, Pat Kenealy, Richard Keyse, Nick Lambert and Andy Lark.
Winners in each category will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner, which will be held at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch on 25 May 2018.