EXTENSION, INC. to Offer Context-Aware Clinical Workflow Solutions Internationally

EXTENSION, INC. Expands Reach Through International Partnership with Olinqua

FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EXTENSION, INC. announced today that a strategic reseller partnership has been established with Olinqua’s Asia-Pacific operation, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. EXTENSION has previously sold its clinical and operational workflow messaging solutions primarily through the North American Cisco reseller channel; however, through this alliance with Olinqua, its scope has expanded into Australia and New Zealand.

Olinqua has partnered with EXTENSION and will sell and support the entire Cisco-integrated EXTENSION® Solution Suite (ESS). According to Todd Plesko, Chief Executive Officer of EXTENSION, INC., “We carefully chose Olinqua as our partner in Asia-Pac because of their sterling reputation for delivering solutions into healthcare and their ability to support our applications locally. Additionally, Olinqua came highly recommended to us by Cisco.”

“We’re pleased that Olinqua will be offering the comprehensive EXTENSION clinical collaboration solution, built on the Cisco communications platform to Australian health organizations. This system will help optimize workflows and provide clinically-rich messaging and advance collaboration to a range of devices so that clinicians can gain access to the information and opinions they need to make decisions, independent of where they are in the hospital,” said Brendan Lovelock, Healthcare Practice Lead, Cisco- Australia.

Olinqua has already positioned EXTENSION’s automated and interactive workflow communication offerings to various national healthcare organizations throughout Australia and New Zealand and has successfully deployed a pilot program at The Australian Centre for Health Innovation, based at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. EXTENSION will rely heavily on Olinqua’s strong background in consulting services and systems integration to run its sales and implementation ventures in this territory. Per Todd Plesko, “Partnering with Olinqua is like having an EXTENSION office in Australia.” He adds, “We are confident that the Olinqua team can deliver exceptional service to our clients in this region.”

“We are delighted. Building on our success as a technology innovator and Cisco development partner in the healthcare domain, the recently announced partnership with EXTENSION capitalizes on many operational and technical synergies between our respective organizations,” said Mark Pring, Managing Director, Olinqua Asia-Pacific. “EXTENSION represents a product of market-leading vision and invention in optimizing modern healthcare. We are proud and excited to have the opportunity of launching this outstanding technology into the international healthcare arena.”

EXTENSION will continue to focus its efforts on expanding into other English-speaking countries outside of North America. The EXTENSION suite of solutions was developed solely for healthcare organizations; therefore, EXTENSION will prudently select Cisco-certified international partners with a strong concentration on healthcare and Cisco Unified Communications to help gain large-scale expansion.


EXTENSION, INC. is the developer of the patent-pending EXTENSION® Solution Suite (ESS). The EXTENSION suite of software expands Cisco Unified Communications (UC) and smart phones into a clinical workflow tool automating notifications using all modern messaging platforms, including Cisco's award-winning IP Phones. EXTENSION tightly integrates any HL7- based application with Cisco Advanced UC, using standards-based protocols. EXTENSION has earned the AHA’s exclusive endorsement for its HealthID™ patient smart card solution and has recently earned the ‘Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year for the US/Canada’. For more on EXTENSION visit www.opentheredbox.com.

About Olinqua

Olinqua is a system integration technology provider offering customers a suite of specialized products built on the patent-pending TUBE(TM) platform, ranging from simple connectors to enterprise interoperability toolkits. Having formed close ties with synergistic technology providers and achieved recognition as a fully certified Cisco Development Partner, Olinqua’s business innovation team continues to act as a thought-leader in optimising business operations through technology and better leverage of IT investments, with a particular focus on healthcare. For more information visit www.olinqua.com.


Whitney St. Pierre, 1-773-661-2748
[email protected]
Olinqua Asia-Pacific
Mark Pring, + 61 3 9674 7188
[email protected]

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