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
Halifax Health, the largest medical provider in east central Florida, with two hospitals, 678 licensed beds, a medical staff of 500 physicians, and a group of community care centers, wanted to increase the communication efficiency between clinicians and physicians, with the goal of an overall better experience for patients.
Patients who fall while in the hospital represent a serious health and economic problem. Fall rates in acute care settings are estimated at between approximately two to eighteen falls per 1,000 patient days (totaling more than one million in-patient falls annually in the U.S.), with up to 44% resulting in some degree of injury. Hospital costs for patients who fall without injury are on average $4,200 more than for non-fallers, and injury falls cost upward of $25,000 per incident. Unfortunately, however, hospitals have not had scientifically validated means for predicting which patients are at greatest risk for falling, or for preventing falls.
Solution Helps Create a More Healing and Ideal Working Environment.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital provides the widest range of health services for young patients in England’s West Midlands County and beyond. Located in Birmingham’s historic center, the 361-bed hospital serves more than 90,000 patients annually, with 34 medical specialties, a staff of 3,700, and the United Kingdom’s largest and busiest single-site paediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
Santa Clara County Hospital Streamlines Environmental Services Workflow, Improves Bed Turnaround Times by over 50%
Genesis HealthCare System is the largest healthcare provider in its six-county region of southeastern Ohio, and offers a higher level of service than is often available in a community of its size—including open-heart surgery, neurosurgery, and comprehensive cancer services. As part of its commitment to delivering the high quality, compassionate patient care for which it has been recognized, Genesis incorporated a new methodology for leader rounding into its clinical workflows.
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.
How senior leaders in healthcare organizations are building a more humanized healthcare experience.
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.
“There is no such thing as a small change – of any kind – in a hospital,” said the CNO. -- She had been through what seemed like years of constant change and pushing for adoption of new or updated communication or monitoring technologies in the patient-care environment. The nursing staff was already stressed from all the change.
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The Vocera Collaboration Suite app integrates voice and secure texting, and lets you call by name, group, or role with automatic call escalation.
Integrate with More Than 120 Clinical Systems
Higher Quality Audio and Better Voice Recognition.
Secure Text with Alarms and Alerts.
Event-Driven Care Team Communication.
Interface with Electronic Health Records – Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, and Others.
Enable HIPAA-Compliant Text Messaging Inside and Outside the Hospital