ABOUT VOCERA

Vocera empowers care teams through intelligent, real-time communication. We enable communication and coordination across the patient’s Healthcare experience. Vocera helps care team members reach the right person at the right time, on the right device, with the right information, in the right place, anywhere.

Meet the Vocera Smartbadge

Make and receive calls hands-free. Read messages as easily as with a smartphone. The Vocera Smartbadge is small, lightweight, and purpose-built for patient care.

CASE STUDIES: RESULTS DRIVEN BY VOCERA SOLUTIONS

FEATURED CONTENT

  • Technology And Clinician Cognitive Overload – Easing The Pain
    Technology And Clinician Cognitive Overload – Easing The Pain

    HIMSS Analytics surveyed 323 clinical and IT leaders at HIMSS19 and online to find out how prevalent clinician cognitive overload is, which healthcare technologies are contributing to it most, and how to solve the problem. We discovered that leaders view minimizing cognitive burden as important to organizational success, and that technology in and of itself is not the root cause of the problem.

  • Clinician Cognitive Load: Read The CNO Perspective
    Clinician Cognitive Load: Read The CNO Perspective

    Nurses make mistakes every day due to cognitive overload. Nurse leaders have a responsibility to recognize signs of cognitive overload in clinicians and take active measures to reduce cognitive burden and its consequences. Reducing cognitive burden for nurses helps create a more satisfying work environment and fosters well-being and retention. This is a report about understanding the problem and how to take specific, achievable steps to solve it.

  • Building A New Facility And Improving Communication: 4 Lessons Learned At Sheffield Children’s
    Building A New Facility And Improving Communication: 4 Lessons Learned At Sheffield Children’s

    In April 2018, we opened a brand-new hospital wing at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. The new wing includes three new wards and is more than three times the size of the wards we moved from. Yet it is much calmer and quieter. Making a move like the one we made – from a ward with multiple patients in a bay to a ward with single patient rooms – can be intimidating for a nurse. We were accustomed to working in close quarters with colleagues just a few feet away at a neighbouring patient bedside.

  • Meet The Vocera Smartbadge
    Meet The Vocera Smartbadge

    Make and receive calls hands-free. Read messages as easily as with a smartphone. The Vocera Smartbadge is small, lightweight, and purpose-built for patient care.

  • Smartphones In Healthcare: Does Everybody Really Need One?

    Before you go down the path of deciding which smartphones to deploy, I recommend you ask two questions. One: “Does everyone need a smartphone?” And two: “How do I determine that?” I strongly believe that you need to start by thinking about end users and the IT services they need.

  • Physician Communication: Removing Hassles For On-Call Providers And The Clinicians Trying To Reach Them

    When you need to communicate, there’s no substitute for a true clinical communication and collaboration solution.

  • Bridging Digital Technology And Humanity To Help Transform Healthcare

    Technology, when designed for the right reason and used in the right way, has tremendous value in healthcare. And it is time to understand that value and the impact technology can have on humanizing healthcare by measuring how it improves the lives of clinicians, patients and their families.

  • The Next Generation Of Care: The Connected Healing Ecosystem

    The healthcare system and its workforce are buckling under the weight of dramatic change, rising acuity, and pressure to reign in resources. To heal healthcare, we envision a Connected Healing Ecosystem of people, process, and technology that fosters respectful, empathetic interactions; builds trust; eases suffering; and restores the human connection to healthcare.

  • Informed Hope: Hardwiring Compassion In Healthcare

    With the growing number of “check lists” and mounting pressures to improve quality, safety, efficiency and performance, it is easy for healthcare providers to lose sight of an essential part of medicine – compassion.

  • Measurable Improvement To Hospital Communications – Pediatric Quality & Safety Article

    A recently released article in the Journal of Pediatric Quality and Safety shows the independent research results of an observational study on how to reduce the time nurses and physicians spend on communication tasks that take them away from patient care in a critical care environment.

  • Real-Time Healthcare Analytics: Monitor, Predict, Nudge, Act

    It was a Monday night, the busiest time in the ED. The ED charge nurse received an alert on her Vocera smartphone app. The alert was from Qventus, which predicts operational bottlenecks and recommends course corrections. The alert was telling the charge nurse that the ED was going to have a surge of patients in two hours. Qventus predicted this with machine learning based on the current census in the ED, historical admit and discharge times, the practice patterns of the clinicians currently working in the ED, and the current queue and expected turnaround times for diagnostic tests.

  • Hospital Communication: How Many Apps Does It Take to Make A Phone Call?

    A physician needed to perform emergency surgery at a hospital that was in the same large integrated delivery network she worked in, but not her home hospital. As she set out to prep for the case, she needed to contact the care team, including the on-call ER doctor, surgery team, and the person in charge of room scheduling. She needed to find and obtain supplies.

  • Live Well, Age Well – And Communicate Well – At Covia

    Communication system allows staff to coordinate an evacuation plan with staff and residents at a senior community threatened by wild fires.

  • A Technology How-To Guide For Nurse Leaders: Read The CNO Perspective

    Integrated technologies have already begun to impact the discipline of nursing. Nurse leaders are positioned to influence how technology is applied in the patient care environment – but many aren’t asking the critical questions that need to be asked, or claiming their rightful seat at the table.

  • HIMSS18 Research Report: Frequent Interruptions Distract Clinicians From Patient Care, Contribute To Stress And Burnout

    HIMSS Analytics surveyed hospital IT and clinical leaders at HIMSS18 to find out the impact of technology-driven interruptions on doctors and nurses, and how effective IT is at measuring and managing those interruptions. We discovered that when it comes to interruptions from technology, clinicians see a bigger problem than IT does.

  • The Power Of Effective Clinical Communication

    Healthcare is built on sacred and trusted relationships between patients and their clinicians. As medicine has moved into the 21st century, we’ve lost our focus on patients’ narratives and knowing one another’s stories as care team members. As a result, we have lost human connections and have created a broken healthcare delivery system that leaves patients and families frustrated and nurses and physicians burned out.

  • Strengthening Patient Safety And Engagement Through System Standards

    System standards for optimal communication in healthcare are essential to allowing human connection to flourish. And just what are they? They are policies, processes, guidelines, and even unwritten norms that govern how communication should take place in various situations.

  • Three Tips For Reducing Sepsis Risk

    Nurse Christine Chan regularly receives clinical advisories from the EHR. They are designed to notify her about steps she needs to take for patients with specific conditions and to highlight potential risks like drug interactions. In addition to the numerous advisories the EHR already delivers, her hospital recently added new notifications to identify patients at risk for sepsis.

  • 7 Tips For Secure BYOD In Healthcare

    If endpoint security – especially for smartphones – wasn’t a top-of-mind issue for healthcare IT leaders before, it certainly is now. I’ve spoken with numerous customers who struggle with it and are asking for guidance.

  • Seven Elements Of Effective Clinical Communication

    “The number one problem with communication in healthcare is that people ask things like, ‘is there blood in your urine?’ Patients say no, because they think they’re supposed to see literal blood. Doctors need to ask this in a much simpler way, such as, ‘Is your urine any color other than clear or pale yellow?’ We don’t like to talk about gross things. That’s something that happened with my husband, Fred. They just checked the box and ruled out cancer. He had orange urine for a year. But he didn’t know that meant blood in his urine. He made the assumption that he wasn’t drinking enough water. He knew his urine could get darker if he was dehydrated or if he ate different things.”

CONTACT INFORMATION

Vocera Communications

525 Race Street

San Jose, CA 95126

UNITED STATES

Phone: 1.888.9.VOCERA (86.2372)

       

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