Making Headlines: Vocera Edge
A conversation with Si Luo:
Benefits of Implementing an Enterprise Communication Platform
Vice President, Vocera Edge
It’s time to unify communication to protect and connect care teams. More health systems are adopting enterprise-wide communication and collaboration strategies, leaving a patched-work of legacy systems and fragmented technologies behind to improve operational efficiency, care and safety.
In this episode of healthsystemCIO’s Partner Perspective Series, Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra interviews Si Luo, VP of Vocera Edge, to gain insights on today’s trends related to communication and collaboration platforms.
Guerra: Let’s describe the problem as you see it. When we talk about a typical health system, there is no typical health system. Some are going to be very advanced, some are going to be not very advanced. Let’s talk about care team collaboration at the average health system. We’re going to talk about the state that you see as sub-optimal. Describe that.
Luo: I’ll start on a few ends of the equation and then bring it together at the end as well. Let’s start on the user end of the equation and what “typical” looks like. In fact, we did a 200-plus health system survey with HIMSS a couple of years ago, and that showed us the average clinician at the bedside has to contend with at least five disparate sources of clinical and collaboration contacts in addition to the EHR, with more than four communication modalities.