Vocera Launches New Product Enhancements to Integrate More Deeply with EHRs

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Vocera Launches New Product Enhancements to Integrate More Deeply with EHRs
Vocera's award-winning communication system now further engages patients and physicians

SAN JOSE, Calif. - October 28, 2014 - Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), the leading provider of communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments, today took another step in delivering on the company vision of empowering people through integrated, intelligent communication by unveiling new product enhancements that improve communication and collaboration across the entire continuum of care.

Vocera's enterprise-grade communication and collaboration solution now includes deep integrations to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other clinical systems, enabling acute care hospitals, sub-acute facilities, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers to remain in sync.

Mobile EHR apps, such as Epic® Haiku for physicians and Epic Rover for nurses, can now connect directly to the Vocera Collaboration Suite, creating a simplified communication experience. This integration enables care team members to easily communicate by launching Vocera's unique voice communication and secure text messaging functionality from within the EHR smartphone application.

Vocera's award-winning software platform can now synchronize care team assignment information between the EHR and Vocera application to enable accurate and effective communication. As a result, the patient's extended care team is kept up to date, allowing physicians and nurses to reach the right member of the team across the continuum of care.

In addition, the company is launching two new products focused on improving the patient and physician experience.

  • Vocera Care Experience Pre-Arrival Communication enables organizations to provide patients with important information, including appointment reminders and educational content, prior to their arrival for scheduled procedures. Streamlining the pre-arrival process decreases no-shows and last minute cancellations, increasing throughput and improving patient engagement.
  • Vocera Cardiac Consult delivers 12-lead ECGs to physician's smartphones and tablets over any available data network. It allows the physician to perform measurements and compare current to historic ECGs. This capability enables immediate diagnoses to improve patient outcomes, enhance cardiology coverage, reduce false Cath Lab activation costs, and improve door-to-door balloon times.

"No one is solving for these life-critical, care coordination issues the way Vocera is with our unique communication and collaboration solutions," said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. "We are mobilizing clinical data and empowering extended care teams to improve patient care before, during, and after hospital visits."

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About Vocera                                                                                                                                                   
Vocera empowers integrated, intelligent communication in healthcare, hospitality, energy and other mission-critical mobile environments. Widely recognized for developing smarter ways to instantly communicate and collaborate, Vocera offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that improve efficiency throughout organizations. The Vocera Communication System is installed in more than 1,200 organizations worldwide. The Vocera portfolio improves workflow, quality, safety and outcomes while elevating the customer and patient experience. In addition to providing innovative technology, Vocera drives thought leadership and new standards to improve patient experience via its research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in San Francisco, Tennessee, Canada, India, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraComm on Twitter.

The Vocera logo is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc. Vocera® is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. Epic® is a trademark of Epic Systems Corporation, registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their respective owners.

Claire Baki

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