Gen-i has appointed Jo-Ann Jacobson for the newly established role of Health Business Development Manager, based in Wellington.
Prior to joining Gen-i, Jacobson was the Chief Information Officer at the Hawke's Bay District Health Board (HBDHB), an organisation with a turnover of more than $400 million.
According to Gen-i's CEO, Chris Quin, this appointment is part of Gen-i's committment to the health sector and will help the company's efforts to fulfill the sector's ambition to move to patient-centered models of care.
"Our vision is to provide the health sector with cloud-based services that connect health organisations and provide access to clinical information anywhere, anytime. We’re working with a number of health providers and ICT partners to identify areas where we can deliver valuable technologies and services using our cloud capabilities,” explains the CEO.
According to Jacobson, health professionals are realising that ICT is the key to cutting costs and improving efficiency.
"As an ICT provider to all of the DHBs and a number of private health care providers, Gen-i will continue to build on these relationships and leverage sector partnerships to provide managed, secure IT infrastructure, platform and application services," she adds.