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Franciscan Alliance Touts Milestone with Vocera Technology Deployment


On Friday, MHW learned that Vocera Communications, Inc. — a leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions — has a big announcement.

We’re told that Franciscan Alliance now has 15,000 care team members using Vocera solutions throughout its 14-hospital system and physician community.

Franciscan Alliance, which has more than 20,000 full- and part-time employees and a physician network of more than 650 providers, partnered with Vocera to deploy an enterprise-grade communication and collaboration platform.

We’re told that the solution enables secure text messaging, hands-free voice communication, bi-directional integration with the Epic EHR system, and interoperability with all the hospitals’ telephony, nurse call and physiologic monitoring systems.

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Five Vocera Customers Selected to Speak at HIMSS17


himss17-logoPress Release: Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading healthcare communications company, today announced that several customers were selected to speak at the 2017 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, Feb. 20−22, in Orlando. During these sessions at HIMSS17, clinical and technology leaders from Canada and the U.S. will share how enterprise communication, intelligent alarm management, secure text messaging, and real-time rounding improve the clinical workflows and the healthcare experience for patients, families and hospital staff.

Vocera arrives at HIMSS17 with strong momentum after recently announcing the company’s largest contract with the U.S. Department of Defense and the acquisition of Extension Healthcare. That energy will continue at HIMSS17 with live product demonstrations and five Vocera customers sharing their success stories at the international health IT event.

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Vocera Report Examines Physician and Nurse Burnout


HealthTap Touts First of Its Kind Doctor TrainingVocera Communications, a leading healthcare communications company, tells us that its Experience Innovation Network, focused on research and designing the next standards in care, has released a new report.

The report — Human Experience at the Forefront: Elevating Resilience, Well-Being, and Joy in Healthcare — presents research that examines how leaders at hospitals and health systems are addressing the challenges of care team burnout and compassion fatigue.

More than 150 executives from in-patient and out-patient organizations across the United States and Canada participated in the Experience Innovation Network study.
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Vocera, Zebra Technologies Tout New Enterprise-Class Clinical Communication Solution


Vocera, Zebra Technologies Tout New Enterprise-Class Clinical Communication SolutionThis week, mobile healthcare communications company Vocera shared with mHealthWatch details of its new partnership with Zebra Technologies Corporation.

If you’re not familiar, Zeba serves up solutions and services that provide visibility into organizations’ “assets, people and transactions.”

Based on the details shared, the Vocera Collaboration Suite will be available on Zebra’s MC40-HC Android mobile computer.
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Expectations High for Vocera Clinical Workflow Engine


Expectations High for Vocera Clinical Workflow EngineThis week, Vocera — a mobile healthcare communications company — introduced the Vocera Clinical Workflow Engine to streamline integrations between the Vocera Communication System and clinical systems (such as nurse call and electronic health records).

“By integrating Vocera with these and other solutions,” the company says in a provided statement, “hospitals can automatically send an alert to the nurse assigned to a particular patient based on the intelligent workflow defined in the system, improving patient safety and reducing the noise and annoyance of broadcast alarms.”

In short, Vocera’s Clinical Workflow Engine eliminates the need for third-party middleware.
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Vocera to Offer Free, Secure Text Messaging for Its U.S. Healthcare Customers


Vocera to Offer Free, Secure Text Messaging for Its U.S. Healthcare CustomersVocera wants to up the ante.

In a bid to be the provider of choice, the company has announced it will soon offer cloud-based secure texting at no cost to its 800-plus U.S. hospital customers.

“Vocera Secure Texting will connect seamlessly with Vocera Communication Systems installed in over 800 U.S. hospitals, enabling physicians to securely text care teams and improve care coordination, operational efficiencies, and patient experience,” said a company spokesman in a recent release.

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Healthcare Communication Provider Vocera Files For $80M IPO


Vocera, a company that specializes in instant communication among clinicians through the use of voice-activated wireless communication badges, has filed for an initial public offering of $80M.

The company’s technology, a small badge worn by physicians and nurses, allows for immediate communication within healthcare facilities.  The badge, which acts as a “push-to-talk” communication device without the push button, allows clinicians to reach each other when phone calls, faxes or emails aren’t immediate enough.  The idea is to reduce the amount of time that nurses and other medical staff spend walking around a hospital, reducing labor costs in the process.

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