National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare to Release Business Case for Well-Being at CXO Roundtable

Vocera Chief Medical Officer Bridget Duffy among taskforce co-founders designing blueprint and metric for care team resilience
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
SAN JOSE, Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, and the company’s Experience Innovation Network will host its 14th Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Roundtable April 25-26, 2018, in San Francisco. During this two-day event, The National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare (NTH) will release its position paper, which outlines the business case for clinician resilience and well-being.

“We need to change the dialogue around physician and nurse burnout,” said Bridget Duffy, MD, chief medical officer of Vocera, and co-founder of the Experience Innovation Network, a community of healthcare thought leaders focused on innovations that address the Quadruple Aim. “Clinician burnout is the manifestation of a system problem that requires system-level solutions. We must move beyond talking about the prevention of burnout, and instead systemically focus on well-being. We need to deploy technologies and solutions that remove hassles, cultivate human connections, and support the sacred relationships between clinicians and patients.”

Dr. Duffy partnered with two physician peers, Ronald Paulus, MD, MBA, CEO of Mission Health, and William Maples, MD, president and CEO of The Institute for Healthcare Excellence, to co-design and launch the NTH. The Taskforce, comprised of doctors, nurses, healthcare executives, cross-industry allies, and other change agents, is exploring the crisis of burnout and driving to create a movement that helps care team members achieve their highest healing potential. In support of its mission to humanize healthcare, the NTH has outlined three imperatives in its position paper: change the dialog around burnout; create and adopt a metric for humanity; and design a blueprint for change.

These imperatives will be central themes at the spring CXO Roundtable, where members of the NTH will take the stage along with patient advocates, physician and nurse leaders, healthcare executives, innovators and researchers.

“Convening members of the Experience Innovation Network with NTH members will be make for a powerful and influential CXO Roundtable,” said Dr. Duffy. “I am excited about generating new conversations about the future of caring that are focused on promoting resilience, well-being, and joy for all healthcare team members.”

About Vocera

The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients, while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera continues to offer the leading platform for clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,700 facilities worldwide, including 1,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our solutions for team members to text securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable Vocera Badge. Interoperability between Vocera and more than 150 clinical and operational systems helps reduce alarm fatigue, speed up staff response times, and improve patient care, safety and experience. In addition to healthcare, Vocera is at home in luxury hotels, aged care facilities, nuclear facilities, libraries, retail stores and more. Vocera makes a difference in any industry where workers are on the move and need to connect instantly with team members and access resources or information quickly. In 2017, Vocera made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Learn more at, and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.

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