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



  • Three Tips For Reducing Sepsis Risk
    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.

  • Hospital Secure Messaging: 7 Lessons Learned
    Hospital Secure Messaging: 7 Lessons Learned

    As I was going through the metal detector at the airport, I tossed my pager in the bin. The security official looked at me and said, “You work in healthcare, don’t you?” I asked, “Why do you say that?” She said, “No one else uses pagers except for people in healthcare.” Her comment struck me; I thought, Wow. She is totally right.

  • 7 Tips For Secure BYOD In Healthcare
    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
    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.

  • It's More Than A Mobile Strategy: Read The CNO Perspective

    “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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