The focus of Vocera at HIMSS 2020 was to be patient and staff safety.
Patient safety and staff safety together are the bedrock of healthcare. And yet, medical errors remain the third leading cause of death in the United States. And serious workplace violence incidents are four times more likely to occur in healthcare environments than in other industries.
If you’re concerned about patient and staff safety and well-being, come engage with us virtually in place of attending the learning sessions and demos our team was set to deliver at HIMSS 2020.
We’ve left the information from our original pre-HIMSS blog in place below. If you’d like to connect with any of our executives about these topics, we welcome you to schedule a meeting through our HIMSS Engagement page.
Safety is a hot topic with hospital leaders. Our Thursday breakfast session, “Protect the Safety and Well-Being of Your Staff and Patients,” featuring our CEO, CNO, and CMIO, reached capacity quickly. If you missed the opportunity, we welcome you to come to one of the sessions below, and/or to schedule a meeting with one of our executive presenters through our HIMSS Engagement page.
Reduce Cognitive Load: Keep Staff and Patients Safe
Wednesday, March 11, 10:15 - 10:35 a.m.
Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN; Chief Nursing Officer at Vocera
Clinicians make mistakes every day due to the cognitive overload caused by overwhelming volumes of information from multiple people, devices, and systems. In this session, learn more about the problem, how to recognize its symptoms, and how to apply technology to safeguard patients and staff.
Improving Communication, Patient Care, and Staff Well-Being
Thursday, March 12, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Deanna Parker MBA, MHA, BSN, RN; Assistant Vice President, Emergency Services at Hardin Memorial Hospital
When Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) doubled the size of its ED to better serve its growing population, the hospital also added more care team members and implemented a new communication system. In this session, learn how a cross-disciplinary team successfully implemented the new communication system while onboarding team members and serving hundreds of patients daily during a $15 million construction project. Hear about the team’s strategic approach to deployment and training, which was executed so well that patient satisfaction scores and left-without-being-seen rates began improving within four months.
Health information technology is often designed and used in ways that can put patient safety and staff safety at risk. For example, the electronic health record (EHR) often constrains the flow of critical, time-sensitive information. False alerts and alarms from medical devices contribute to alarm fatigue. And the design of a communication-device inbox can make it difficult to identify which information is most important.
Safety for patients and staff demands an intelligent, connected ecosystem that allows information to flow among people and systems.
Come to booth #2959 to see how we help you bring care together safely, securely, and with humanity through demos featuring workflow intelligence, interoperability, and communication devices and software integrated together.
Bring Care Together Safely
See how our technology can push information from the EHR and other systems to the right person at the right time, with the right level of priority. Discover how applying intelligent rules in our platform can help reduce nuisance disruptions. Observe how Vocera Vina’s prioritized inbox lets users see the most important information first. On the Vocera Smartbadge, see for yourself how easily a user can reach help instantly by pressing the dedicated panic button.
Bring Care Together Securely
Our security is defense grade, as demonstrated by the credentials we’ve earned from the military and industry. Security is embedded in all our offerings. Discover how our technology allows secure encryption of messages and voice communication to support HIPAA security requirements.
Bring Care Together with Humanity
Delivering better patient care and optimizing patient safety call for synergy between the role of the clinician and the role of technology. Vocera solutions can allow more connection between clinicians and patients. Learn about capabilities that enable clinicians to manage disruptions and stay focused on critical patient care activities. See what it’s like to be able to speak with someone in another unit or another hospital as naturally as if they’re in proximity. Check out how you can say “Hey Vocera” to start communicating on the Smartbadge while keeping your hands free for patient care.