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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.

How Halifax Health improved the lives of its staff and patients with help from Vocera

CASE STUDIES: RESULTS DRIVEN BY VOCERA SOLUTIONS

FEATURED CONTENT

  • 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.”

  • 4 Steps To Address The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert On Hand-Off Communication

    “I’m bringing a patient up,” says Mark Frye, a nurse in the PACU. “Ted Jones, 33 years old. He came in through the ED. We believe he was in a motor vehicle collision. He has an open compound fracture of the left femur with external repair. He remains unresponsive with a head injury of unknown cause.

  • For Better Outcomes, Add One Part Joy

    Healthcare organizations have spent a fortune on new health IT solutions with the goal of improving outcomes. But as new revenue management, population health and analytics applications are layered on top of each other, the result has often been a mountain of administrative burden that leaves doctors and nurses burned out and patients feeling ignored. Despite the near-ubiquitous presence of “patient-centered” language in healthcare quality discourse, the full realization of human-centeredness remains elusive in many care settings. This must change. Technology providers need to work with, and for, clinicians to help them restore resilience, well-being and joy to the practice of medicine.

  • Experience Beyond Boundaries: The Next-Generation CXO

    How senior leaders in healthcare organizations are building a more humanized healthcare experience.

  • Relieving Clinician Pain e-Guide

    The Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow’s Clinicians The Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow’s Clinicians and how today’s healthcare technologies are already relieving the pain.

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Vocera Communications

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San Jose, CA 95126

UNITED STATES

Phone: 1.888.9.VOCERA (86.2372)

       

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