Olinqua, a hospital interoperability platform provider, and FiveP, the developer of the Baret messaging extension for Microsoft Teams, announced a strategic partnership at the HIMSS23 global health information and technology conference being held last week in Chicago.

The two Australian companies plan to exchange and invest in integration pathways between core features of their two systems.

The partnership will enable hospitals to leverage next-generation features of their role-based messaging and alarm management technologies.

It is also aimed at tapping further value from a hospital’s current systems, leveraging Olinqua’s unified operational data platform.

By routing alarms and notification sources through Olinqua’s integration fabric into easy endpoints such as Baret and Microsoft Teams, hospitals can get real-time, role-based, system-based and location-based alerts.

Furthermore, hospitals can get tasks and messages in a secure and efficient manner, with context and relevance to a clinical role also being undertaken.

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Olinqua chief executive Martin Mocszczynski said: “Alarms have inherently sophisticated, real-time workflows with critical response pathways. This can be large volumes of information being conveyed to many parties across a hospital, and much of this on legacy systems.

“Placing Baret and Microsoft Teams at the front end to that information, it can then become far more structured, usable and able to be routed in a way that it can be acted upon much more rapidly. It is a game changer for clinicians.” 

FiveP chief technology officer and product lead for Baret Jane Prowse said: “Seventy-percent of preventable adverse inadvertent patient harm stems from some form of communication failure. 

“By providing healthcare workers with a more streamlined communication method that additionally delivers context and information from the physical environment around them, we can support faster reaction times to scenarios and an increased focus on the delivery of care.”