Stryker to acquire Vocera Communications for $3B
"Vocera will help Stryker significantly accelerate our digital aspirations to improve the lives of caregivers and patients," says Kevin Lobo, CEO of medical and surgical manufacturer Stryker. Rhonda Collins, RN, chief nursing officer at Vocera, recently offered her perspective to Healthcare IT News for a 2022 preview and prediction piece. She hopes to see renewed efforts to address the major challenges facing the healthcare workforce, which is exhausted as the COVID-19 pandemic drags into its third year. Hospitals and health systems are grappling with "ongoing labor shortages, increased workplace violence, and many other burdens impacting the safety and wellbeing of pandemic-weary healthcare workers," said Collins.