With the variation of backgrounds, skills and experience, the staff, management and directors at ProfNet Medical are able to bring a diversity of skills and expertise to the Allied Healthcare arena. As a team we look forward to meeting the challenges and opportunities presented in the Allied Healthcare sector.
Deon qualified as a Physiotherapist Cum Laude at the University of Pretoria in 1997, and went on to become the Financial Director and shareholder of a large inter-disciplinary group practice in physical rehabilitation. He also served as the President of the SA Society of Physiotherapy in 2006 and 2007.
Deon's passion to put Allied Healthcare on the South African healthcare map drives his vision and strategy for ProfNet Medical.
Dan van Niekerk
The knowledge and experience I have gained in 30 years of activity in the healthcare industry allows me to focus my energy to create and maintain product and service related solutions to optimise income. My focus within ProfNet is to ensure client contentment at a macro strategic level.
Dr. Johan Oelofse
Johan is a medical doctor and a founding member of ProfNet. He has worked as clinician in various countries and saw the need for specialised, but user-friendly, solutions for the increasingly complex healthcare environment. His focus within the ProfNet group is the macro strategic development of innovative and integrated healthcare strategies. This has led to new initiatives in practice management, Healthcare professional-funder relations and the establishment of comprehensive training to assist healthcare professionals to run their practices more professionally and effectively.
Johan and his team of coding and healthcare experts have been responsible for setting the pace in quality coding and billing systems. He firmly believes that the solution to sustainable health is for every stakeholder to take accountability of its role.
Walter is qualified as a legal practitioner as well as an electrical engineer with over 20 years of business experience. He is an expert on corporate law, copyright, patents and specialises in organisational structuring and contractual law. Within Spesnet he is focused on growth enablement and corporate governance.
Hannes van Aswegen
As an entrepreneur with a specific focus in Healthcare, my 19 Years of experience in this market allows me to assist with the strategic focus of the business, as well as developing new products or opportunities in order to continually grow the business, through adding value to all participants in the Healthcare market.
The 23 years’ experience in management rolls across the technology industry, I have experience in people and process management. My function in ProfNet brings together the Healthcare driven focus of ProfNet and deployment of technology to maximise our clients experience and benefits.
Stephan van der Westhuizen
Over the past 6 years, Stephan has developed and managed the IOD business within Spesnet. Coupled with his long service and operational experience across the organisation, Stephan assists with strategic deployment of systems into new markets.
Having been in the Medical Insurance industry for nearly 2 decades I have seen how it has evolved around the Healthcare Professional and have experienced the challenges and changes first hand.
The Spesnet Healthcare Division is responsible for assisting our Specialist members to navigate the complexities of the South African Healthcare industry by providing Call Centre support, escalated queries services, billing and coding services.
Our experience, skills and technology, along with longstanding relationships with Funders, Societies and Associations enable us to provide the most holistic solutions in the Healthcare market today
Wendy heads up the DUX Academy of Healthcare across the Healthcare Industry.
A passion for teaching and learning inspired a twenty-year career in the educational sector. This evolved into an appreciation of the importance of maintaining high standards in education as well as transformation in the learning- and service delivery environment.
In a highly competitive healthcare market, the SpesNet Academy offers quality programmes empowering current and prospective participants to obtain, and maintain, focused and meaningful long-term success orientated goals. The advanced SpesNet Academy learning programmes have been structured around both accredited Professional Development seminars as well as long distance education, for learner convenience. - A programme best described as both challenging and rewarding.
Support from experienced, academic and administrative staff enriches the learner experience while the programme itself provides opportunities to professionals and to students, which enhances their knowledge and fosters growth on a professional as well as personal level.
Lifelong learning is the passport to the future.
Sales has always been my passion and from a young age found myself involved in the FMCG market. The pharmaceutical arena always held a certain charm and attraction and was able to enter this market when I moved to Johannesburg. Having gained extensive experience on the clinical side of specialists and GPs in and around Johannesburg, the decision then came about to move to the more practical arena of practice management.
Spesnet, who had begun with one consultant, were expanding and I became part of this dynamic entrepreneurial team. Today, together with my team of 12 consultants nationally, we assume an educational and advisory role to Specialists, Allied Healthcare Professionals and practice staff. We are able to give advice and find solutions by directing queries to our ICD-10 coding experts, giving advice through our professional Health Care Helpline as well as offering training to practice staff to maximise their effectiveness and create a body of well qualified and competent staff.
Our team also handles Injury on Duty claims using a revolutionary web based system for the management and submission of these.
We are often your first contact with ProfNet, and are there to find solutions for you and your practice.
Melissa van Heerden
Melissa completed her diploma in Computer Studies at the Centurion Academy in 2003. She has also successfully completed courses in both Sage Pastel Accounting as well as Sage Pastel Payroll.
Melissa worked in the political arena as a Regional Administrator for 8 years, where she managed the day to day running of the office. She also designed and maintained the Regional Membership database. Melissa was integral in staff management, bookkeeping and event and meeting organisation.
Melissa started to work for PROFFESSA Health Services in 2012, where she does bookkeeping and payroll management for healthcare practices. Her skills and experience is being fully utilised in the services offered by ProfNet Medical. She is also the personal assistant to Deon Bührs.
Olga graduated for the North West University in 1994 with an honours degree in Psychology. She ventured into the medical industry to become a medical representative for one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in South Africa.
In the last 10 years she was involved in different industries including Art, Education and Special Education. Her creative nature inspired her to find new ways in optimising opportunities and to get involved with her customers to establish good working relationships.
“My passion is to identify the need and fill is as soon as possible, to insure smooth operation and good service - Making life easier in the Allied Healthcare environment.”
Cell: 079 890 7356
Loraine du Plessis
Loraine successfully completed her Microsoft A+ and MSCE certificates and start working in the Medical software industry, supporting / training / marketing and then manager. With 17 years’ experience, embarking on adding value to Allieds by joining the Profnet family in October 2017.
Cell: 083 607 0912
Kobus Booysen is a passionate new business developer with 18 years of experience. His focus being in the Medical environment for the last 10 years. During that time, he consulted with clients across the spectrum ranging from the Directors of Private Hospital Groups, Specialists and Allied Professionals. He is dedicated and together with the vision of ProfNet, strives to better the Health care experience of individuals. He studied Economics at the University of Stellenbosch where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences. A combination of entrepreneurship and enthusiasm has given him the opportunity to embark upon a journey of constant development and growth.
Cell: 082 926 0957
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