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Sydney LHD rolls out Vocera badges to EDs after trial by fire during Delta

Sydney Local Health District is rolling out Vocera’s hands-free wearable communication devices to its emergency departments following a quick-fire trial in its ICUs during the Delta outbreak of COVID-19 in September last year.
Royal Prince Alfred and Concord hospitals have adopted the new technology in their EDs as well as ICU, with Canterbury Hospital’s ED in the process.

Hands-Free Communication: Supporting healthcare facilities during the pandemic

Rhonda Collins, chief nursing officer, Vocera, said, “The success seen across the Sydney Local Health District is not only promising but lifesaving. Having appropriate communication devices like hands-free wearables can help protect the well-being and safety of patients and staff.”

How Voice Technology can Break Down Barriers and Improve Outcomes

How integrating intelligent communication software, voice-driven technology, and smartphone apps can improve the safety and well-being of patients and nurses

Taking a Seat at the Table: Nursing and Technology with Dr. Rhonda Collins

Welcome to season two of #TexasNursesPod! In season one, our policy episodes focused on issues that matter to nurses with nurse leaders, such as nursing shortages and workplace violence. This year we're back with new hosts, new topics, and awesome guests!
Take a sneak peak into the new season with an interview with Dr. Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN. In this episodes, hosts Amy McCarthy, MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC and Danika Meyer, MSN, RN-BC, CPN open the #NurseLife category with a conversation about technology education, leadership, and nursing's changing landscape — and how changes in tech can help.

Healthcare Worker Rescue Package Encourages Simplicity

Clinicians have passed their breaking points. Staffing shortages are at all-time highs. And as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some health systems are reevaluating roles to identify essential functions for maintaining their staff’s emotional and psychological well-being.
This reevaluation is stemming from guidance issued by the National Academy of Medicine in collaboration with the CEO Coalition, a group of CEOs from 17 U.S. health systems. Together, these partners have identified clear, evidence-based actions that they say health system executives can quickly implement to support staff well-being.

McLaren Northern Michigan modernizes its communications infrastructure

Focusing on the safety and wellbeing of staff and the community, a multidisciplinary team of leaders at McLaren Northern Michigan partnered to ensure the right infrastructure was in place. A critical foundation of the project, called "Building the Future of Health Care," focused on creating an intelligent network of connectivity and transparency. The hospital selected technologies from communications IT vendor Vocera to standardize care-team collaboration and communication at every point of care. Woods said this was essential to creating a connected, healing environment.

Health IT Product News Report March 2022

Allied Market Research reports that the global healthcare information technology (IT) market size was valued at $250,577.15 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $880,688.75 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 13.3% from 2021 to 2030.

HIMSS 2022 – Speakers to Consider

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, where professionals throughout the global health ecosystem connect for the education, innovation and collaboration they need to reimagine health and wellness will be in Orlando, March 14-18.

Vocera Introduces Minibadge Hands-Free Device for Healthcare Workers

Vocera, now part of Stryker, has introduced the Minibadge, a wearable, voice-driven device that enables mobile workers to communicate completely hands-free.
The small, lightweight device, which can integrate with multiple clinical and operational systems, expands communication and collaboration solutions for frontline workers in healthcare and other mission-critical environments. The Minibadge works with Vocera smartphone apps.

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