Vensa Health appoints new executives

Vensa Health has appointed two new executives, with Cornelius Dirven taking over the position of National Sales Director and Anossis Oliveira commencing as General Manager ICT.

Vensa Health is an Auckland-based Mobile Health (mHealth) provider. Their 'Txt2Remind' practice-patient messaging system assists primary and secondary health providers to send mobile text message appointment reminders and health promotion messages. The system is used by 500 GP surgeries and throughout a number of New Zealand District Health Boards.

In secondary care settings in New Zealand, almost one in ten patients miss appointments, which costs the sector NZ$80 million annually.

Ahmad Jubbawey, the Chief Executive of Vensa Health, is pleased with his company's recent appointments, explaining "Our vision is to be a leading player in the global mHealth market. Having the right team on board will help us achieve our goal.

"With these new appointments we hope to improve our market-share, as well as solve fundamental business problems in the sector."

Mr Dirven has spent his entire career in the health sector, working in both Holland and New Zealand. Prior to his appointment at Vensa Health, Mr Dirven was the Sales Manager for HealthLink. Mr Oliveira founded a software development company in Brazil - selling the company in 2003 and migrating to New Zealand. Prior to his appointment as General Manager ICT, Mr Oliveira performed end-to-end business analysis at Telecom NZ.

Both executives are looking forward to working in their new roles and helping to address the needs of the healthcare sector.

Mr Dirven explains, "I am passionate about healthcare and increasing efficiencies in the sector using smart IT solutions. I’m excited to join the team at Vensa Health and look forward to making a positive contribution not only to the company but to the sector also."

"mHealth is a very exciting and rewarding area," says Mr Anossis, "ICT can help make some real healthcare improvements and Vensa Health is a company that is very focused on improving well-being."

Posted in Australian eHealth

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