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St Vincent’s Health Australia Deploys Vocera


On Wednesday, Vocera Communications — a leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions — announced St Vincent’s Health Australia is expanding Vocera technology across all its aged care facilities. The health and aged care organization selected the Vocera hands-free communication badge and smartphone application to improve workflow efficiency and staff response times.

St Vincent’s Health Australia is a leading provider of health and aged care services, employing more than 18,000 staff across its six public hospitals, nine private hospitals, and 17 aged care and retirement living facilities. After achieving impressive results from deploying Vocera wearable devices at residential aged care facility St Vincent’s Care Services Bardon, the organization began implementing Vocera technology at all its aged care facilities in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

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First Look: Vocera Rates Highest for Enabling Effective Care Team Communication in Latest KLAS Report


Vocera Communications, Inc. — a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions — announced that KLAS Research featured the company in its latest report, “Secure Communication 2017: The Realities of Secure Communication Platform Adoption.”

According to a media release emailed to MHW, the annual report examines the performance and adoption of secure communication platforms based on technology user interviews. Among the fully rated vendors in the report, Vocera rates highest for enabling effective care team communication.

Vocera earned high ratings in customer experience, too. Customers are highly satisfied with the secure Vocera communication platform because of the breadth of both software and hardware offerings, according to the report. Built to simplify and improve clinical workflows, the platform’s interoperability with nurse call, electronic health records, alarm middleware, and patient-monitoring solutions has helped drive clinician adoption. The KLAS report rates Vocera highest among full-service vendors for its ability to identify and include care team members in seamless communication.

“One of the great things about the Vocera platform is that nurses don’t have to page a doctor and wait for a callback. They can simply and securely call or text a physician on their mobile device and get a quick response,” said David Higginson, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona’s only nationally ranked pediatric hospital. “Without an integrated system like Vocera, our clinicians would be calling back and forth to the nurses’ station and spending 20 plus minutes trying to communicate. With Vocera our care teams connect in seconds.”

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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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