As our CEO, Arthur Ong, wrote recently when he welcomed the Australian Healthcare Week’s State of Industry Report, Olinqua is proud to be part of the upcoming digital health line up at the Australian Healthcare Week conference, from 16 – 17 March 2022.
The 11th Annual Australia Healthcare Week is the nation’s exclusive healthcare hub – the only space bringing the entire healthcare ecosystem under one roof. In 2022 it will be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
In its 11th year, Australian Healthcare Week will unite health services to achieve inter-disciplinary collaboration and standardised care across hospital design and development, digital health, aged care, nursing, workforce, health informatics and patient experience.
Four key themes around digital health
The digitisation of workflows, priority digital health investment areas and the role of technology, virtual care and telehealth in Australia’s healthcare sector is one of the three key trends that will be explored at Australian Healthcare Week.
This digital health trend will be further focused around:
- Building A Future-Proof Digital Foundation and Strategy
- Secure Data Sharing and Health Sector Collaboration
- Uncapping The Value of Informatics and AI
- Telehealth And New Models of Virtual Care
We at Olinqua are excited to be providing innovation, support, and solution for the first three of these important themes.
Building a Future-Proof Digital Health Foundation and Strategy
In a recent article by Jeremy Knibbs of Medical Republic, covering the conference call between the members of the Medical Software Industry of Australia (MSIA) and Daniel McCabe, First Assistant Secretary, Benefits Integrity and Digital Health at the Department of Health saw the government lay down the law for the next decade of digital health, and that law is “the cloud.”
This is, of course, a big move from the on-premises server situation for most of the health districts and hospitals around the country.
Our CTO – Martin Moszczynski – recently talked about this in an online seminar with Wild Health. The good news is that Olinqua is already working with several hospitals around the country to realise this transition either to the cloud or to an appropriate hybrid model.
Our powerful integration architecture connects on-premises and cloud native applications and systems into a unified platform or ecosystem where all existing hospital applications work with one another.
In addition, Olinqua’s consulting team’s deep knowledge of hospital funding and processes allow us to provide best practice advice, and productive meetings and/or approaches due to our familiarity with the healthcare system.
Secure Data Sharing and Health Sector Collaboration
Australian hospitals are moving towards a more integrated and interoperable core clinical communications system to help facilitate the exchange of secure and faster data between systems in one hospital and/or across different hospitals.
Olinqua’s Messaging Integration Engine (MIE) helps bridge clinical communication and collaboration gaps. It does this by incorporating interrelated workflow and communication applications such as personal directories, nurse call and alert solutions, and mobile devices (including pagers) to automate the handling and dispatching of hospital messages and alerts.
By providing a platform for real-time notifications and improving efficiency, nurses and clinicians will have more time to spend with each patient.
In addition Olinqua’s Messaging Platform that interfaces easily with other existing communications and workflow systems helps to reduce the costs associated with customised integration solutions in the hospital buildings.
Uncapping The Value of Informatics and AI
Health informatics — a discipline that combines information systems, data, communications, and medical care —is revolutionising the health care industry. Information that analyses trends and predicts solutions for health care are just some of the powerful outcomes of health informatics.
AI and machine learning are being used in health informatics to help health care workers improve diagnostic accuracy and forecast potential high-risk conditions.
For example, Olinqua uses AI technology to assist hospitals in monitoring and reporting on essential services such as ‘catching’ temperature fluctuations before medicines are at risk of being exposed to further temperature fluctuations.
This is a small example of the already existing and untapped potential of AI to empower health informatics. Our technology team will be at Australian Healthcare Week to further discuss this with anyone interested in this field.
What to get excited about!
The Olinqua team will be at Booth 122 in the Digital Healthcare section to workshop any digital healthcare questions and ideas that you have.
In fact, we will have a floor to (exhibition) wall whiteboard to workshop any challenges, solutions, and thoughts you might have about how technology can empower our healthcare workers with more time and resources to focus on staff and patient care and be more confident of their working environment.
On top of that, you are also invited to be the first to view our next generation technologies, connecting workforce on a single platform.
We look forward to seeing some of you at the Australian Healthcare Week on 16 – 17th March!
Please Get in touch with our team to learn more or if you would like to pre-book a demo.