Vocera Smartbadge Wins 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best Internet-of-Things Healthcare Wearable Device

Annual program recognizes outstanding healthcare technology solutions and companies
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
SAN JOSE, Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced the Vocera Smartbadge won the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Internet-of-Things Healthcare Wearable Device.” More than 3,500 nominations from more than 15 countries, were submitted to this year’s MedTech Breakthrough Awards, an independent program honoring excellence in health and medical technology solutions, services, companies and leaders.

The award-winning Smartbadge was introduced earlier this year, launching a new category of wearable communication. The durable, light-weight, and intelligent device was purpose built for healthcare. Combining hands-free calling capability of the Vocera Badge with smartphone functionality, the Smartbadge empowers clinician agility and accelerates patient care. Its 2.4” touchscreen enables clinicians to receive prioritized clinical events, read notifications with patient context, and securely text, while a dedicated, one-touch panic button makes it fast for staff to get help in emergency situations.

“The development and adoption of Internet-of-Things is one of the most exciting developments in the healthcare industry today, and Vocera is taking an innovative approach in creating powerful IoT solutions for improved communications,” said James Johnson, managing director, MedTech Breakthrough. “The Vocera Smartbadge employs breakthrough technology that delivers numerous tangible benefits that ultimately improve the lives of patients, families and care teams. We are excited to recognize Vocera for its success and this well-deserved 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award.”

The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including robotics, clinical administration, telehealth, patient engagement, electronic health records, mHealth, medical devices, and more.

“We are thrilled to receive this MedTech Breakthrough Award for the Smartbadge, which is another leap forward in our mission to support real-time health systems around the world,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO at Vocera. “This accolade could not have been achieved without customer input and the many Vocera employees who worked tirelessly to design, build and launch this one-of-a-kind device that is changing the way care teams communicate.”

The Smartbadge leverages the full software capability of the Vocera Platform – voice calling, messaging, clinical alerts and alarms, and more. Clinicians can reach the right team member by simply saying a person’s name, role or group, and the hands-free device routes alerts and messages directly to specific clinicians based on staff assignments and intelligent rules. The Smartbadge will integrate with more than 150 clinical and operational systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, physiologic monitors and more.

About Vocera

The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients, while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency. 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 1,850 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,700 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our clinical communication and workflow 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. 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 is at home in luxury hotels, aged care facilities, nuclear power facilities, schools, libraries, retail stores, and more. Vocera solutions make a difference in any industry where workers are on the move and need to connect instantly with team members and access resources or information quickly. In 2017, Vocera made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Learn more at www.vocera.com and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.

Vocera® and the Vocera logo are trademarks of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their respective owners.

Shanna Hearon
Vocera Communications, Inc.

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