Global healthcare technology specialist Clanwilliam Group has welcomed innovative Kiwi company Konnect NET to its rapidly growing family of companies.
This is the fourth Australasian investment by Dublin-based Clanwilliam Group in the past 16 months.
Clanwilliam Group actively seeks entrepreneurs and companies that share its vision to use cutting-edge technology to improve healthcare for everyone.
Konnect NET is used by all major insurers in New Zealand to manage insurance medical requests through its SureMed system.
All GPs, hospitals, pathology labs, most specialists and a growing number of allied health practitioners trust the SureMed system to respond to insurance requests.
Impressive results delivered by the SureMed system include reducing the average turnaround for information requests from at least 20 days to six days.
Konnect NET CEO Mike Weiss will continue in his current role, along with the company’s existing staff team.
“I am delighted to be part of the Clanwilliam family. This organisation has strong capability in the sector and this provides a great opportunity for us to increase value for our customers through collaboration with our sister companies,” Mr Weiss says.
“Konnect NET has a reputation for delivering solutions that transform the market and it’s a great opportunity to have the backing of Clanwilliam Group to continue to do that in the next phase of the development of our platform.”
Clanwilliam Group CEO Howard Beggs says the group is keen to invest in like-minded healthcare technology companies that can leverage its additional resources, expertise and global reach.
“Konnect NET truly is a business that demonstrates innovation and service excellence and I look forward to working with Mike and the team on their continued growth story.”
The emerging Clanwilliam Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) division includes Medical Business Systems (MBS), Toniq, HealthLink and now, Konnect NET.
Leading the ambitious growth plans in Australasia is Clanwilliam ANZ Managing Director Geoffrey Sayer, who is also Toniq’s Managing Director.
Konnect NET shares the group’s drive to improve healthcare through technology improvements so it is a great fit for the family of companies, Geoffrey Sayer says.
“We are very excited to welcome Konnect NET. Its history of positively changing the way GPs and insurers work together will continue long into the future,” he says.
“Innovation is always high on the agenda and Konnect NET’s goal has always been about freeing up time for insurers and healthcare providers to do what they do best – delivering peace of mind to the people in their care.”
Businesses within the Clanwilliam ANZ division have access to a wealth of experience, technical expertise and resources as well as the opportunity to work alongside other health technology providers in the group around the world.