Wearable device meets security protocols for VA and DoD healthcare communications
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that it received FIPS 140-2 certification for the Vocera Smartbadge. Certificate #3865 validates that the Vocera Smartbadge Cryptographic Module meets government protocols required to support secure wireless communication in Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense healthcare facilities.
"Earning defense-grade security verification is an essential part of our mission to protect and connect care team members on the frontlines serving our veterans and service members,” said Dave Lively, vice president of product management at Vocera. “We are proud to earn FIPS certification for the Vocera Smartbadge and continue supporting healthcare workers across Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense as they provide efficient, safe and compassionate patient care.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, hands-free communication technology has been a lifeline for many healthcare workers, empowering them to get help and access resources without risking infection. The intelligent, voice-controlled Smartbadge can be worn and used under personal protective equipment (PPE), minimizing the risk of contamination and helping preserve valuable PPE. Care team members wearing a Smartbadge can initiate communication by simply saying, “OK, Vocera” followed by voice commands like “call infection control team,” or “call supply manager.” Clinicians can connect and collaborate with the right person or group completely hands-free, even in isolation, while scrubbed in, or wearing surgical gloves.
Purpose-built for healthcare, the durable Smartbadge can integrate with more than 150 clinical and operational systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, physiologic monitors, and more. The award-winning device combines hands-free calling capability of the Vocera Badge with smartphone functionality to provide meaningful, real-time information to nurses, doctors and other care team members. The 2.4” touchscreen enables clinicians to send secure text messages, receive prioritized clinical events, and read notifications with patient context to accelerate care and improve patient safety. Additionally, the Smartbadge has a dedicated panic button to help protect and connect healthcare staff in emergency situations.
The FIPS 140-2 certification program supports the federal agencies' goals to modernize and standardize the adoption of innovative technology, while driving standards of security and excellence among vendor solutions. For more details about the certification of the Vocera Smartbadge, visit the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) website.
The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals, patients, and families while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency and humanize the healthcare experience. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera offers the leading platform for improving clinical communication and workflow. More than 2,300 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,900 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our solutions. Care team members use our solutions to communicate and collaborate with co-workers by securely texting or calling, and to be notified of important alerts and alarms. They can choose the right device for their role or task, including smartphones or our hands-free, wearable Vocera Smartbadge and Vocera Badge. They can create a richer, more human connection for patients and their loved ones before, during, and after care using Vocera Ease applications. Interoperability between the Vocera Platform 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 solutions are found in luxury hotels, aged care facilities, retail stores, schools, power facilities, libraries, and more. Vocera solutions make mobile workers safer and more effective by enabling them to connect instantly with other people and access resources or information quickly. Vocera has made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America, and the Vocera Smartbadge was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2020. Learn more at www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm and @VoceraEase on Twitter.
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