Connected Health was recently awarded the ALE GoInnovation Award from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) for its work delivering critical staff and patient safety solutions to the public health sector. Connected Health was specifically recognised for its collaboration with ALE on an essential staff safety project with an Australian public hospital.

Connected Health worked collaboratively with ALE to deliver an important communications project for the public hospital’s mental health ward, which combined purpose-built smart devices with healthcare-specific applications to help improve nurse safety.

Maud Holvast, country business leader – ANZ, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, said, “Nominations for the ALE GoInnovation award come from business partners that have positioned ALE technology in new and different ways, enabling their end-customers to adopt innovative use cases that deliver value and differentiation.

“In the case of Connected Health, it delivered an important staff safety project to a public hospital, by combining ALE IQMessenger, ALE Location Services, and Spectralink Versity smart mobile devices to improve nurse safety in the mental health ward. Connected Health and ALE worked closely together with the hospital for a proof of concept (PoC), and, once the use case was proven to be viable and valuable, the hospital started with the official implementation in the mental health ward.”

The pressure on hospitals and healthcare facilities has increased exponentially against the backdrop of the pandemic, with many facing challenges ranging from staffing shortages to visitor management. Central among these has been the fundamental issue of communication; never has it been more important for healthcare workers to have a reliable, instant, and effective means of communication to ensure quality of patient care and safety for both patients and workers.

Alan Stocker, general manager, Connected Health, said, “Connected Health is thrilled to receive the ALE GoInnovation Award from ALE. Connectivity and communication are becoming increasingly important, especially in fields like the public health sector, where there are many competing voices and noises that can impact on both staff and patient safety.

“Connected Health is committed to helping organisations achieve better communication. It’s a testament to the Connected Health team for its dedication to be recognised for its work collaborating with ALE on an important staff safety project with an Australian public hospital’s mental health ward.”

Maud Holvast said, “The technology and close partnership has led to new use cases that are being explored by the hospital around asset tracking, patient wandering, and more. This shows the versatility of Connected Health and its deep understanding of both the end-customer and the value of ALE technology to bring new solutions and use-cases to hospitals.”

ALE acknowledged its top performing partners across Australia and New Zealand from the past year at its local Connex 2022 partner event in Sydney in April 2022.