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Vensa Health recognised in 2016 NZ Health IT Innovation Awards

Author: Admin/Wednesday, June 22, 2016/Categories: Vensa News

AUCKLAND, NZ., June 22, 2016
– Vensa Health (, New Zealand’s leading Mobile Health solutions company, was one of five New Zealand Health IT companies recognised for innovation at the NZ Healthcare Congress Awards Dinner in Auckland last night.  Vensa Health was highly commended for the inaugural NZ Health IT (NZHIT) Innovation Award 2016 for their TXT2Remind+ solution.  

Ahmad Jubbawey, CEO of Vensa Health says, “Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, so it’s a great acknowledgement for the team.  We’re totally focussed on both technology and service innovation to ensure our solutions continues to improve health service delivery, efficiency and outcomes.”

Scott Arrol, Chief Executive Officer of NZHIT says, “The Award was set up to recognise New Zealand’s most innovative health IT companies. We were pleased to see how closely companies are aligned to our new healthcare strategy and are improving health outcomes for patients with vision and inventive solutions.”

Vensa Health’s innovative practice-patient communications platform and services allows health providers to deliver reminders for appointments, medication, screening and immunisations, and lab results, health advice through mobile text-messaging communications.  

Vensa’s solutions enable pro-active and personal patient health management, efficiency gains for general practice, and a more convenient way for patients to keep connected with their GPs to achieve positive health outcomes.

Jubbawey says he founded the company almost a decade ago to combat the widespread problem of missed health appointments in the primary health sector.  Its application usage has since extended to support General Practice business in areas like Lab results and scripts, and preventative primary care services such as helping smokers to quit, cancer detection and immunisations. “Our service increases a health provider’s efficiency, and helps patients receive the care they need, when they need it to enable positive health outcomes,” he says.  

The vision of the company has grown and is to better connect practices with their community to improve patient wellbeing.  Over 70% of General Practices in New Zealand currently use Vensa to deliver health messages, appointment, screening and medication reminders to over 3 million Kiwis a year.  The company continues to invest in R&D with the biggest product announcement in its history set for later in the year.

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Sandra Lukey
PR, Vensa Health
Cell: 021 2262 858

Ahmad Jubbawey
Chief Executive, Vensa Health
Cell: 021 440 329

About Vensa Health

Vensa Health is the leading mobile health (mHealth) solutions provider in New Zealand focusing on delivering mobile health innovations worldwide. Over 650 General Practice customers use mHealth solutions developed by Vensa Health, to deliver health messages to over 3 million Kiwis a year. So, if you have received an SMS from your doctor, hospital or physio almost certainly Vensa Health was responsible for its delivery. For more on Vensa Health see

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