SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24, 2020 -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that the wearable Vocera Smartbadge is the winner of the silver 2020 Edison Award in the medical communications and connectivity category.
The award-winning Smartbadge is intelligent, durable, and purpose-built for healthcare. It defines a new category of wearable communication devices that combine the hands-free calling capability of the Vocera Badge with smartphone functionality to provide meaningful, real-time information to mobile workers. The device’s 2.4” touchscreen enables clinicians to receive prioritized clinical events, read notifications with patient context, and securely text, helping accelerate care and improve patient safety. Additionally, the Smartbadge has a dedicated, one-touch panic button so healthcare staff can quickly get help in emergency situations.
The Smartbadge was chosen as an award winner by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives from around the world. “After a thorough review, the Edison Awards Judges recognize the Vocera Smartbadge as a game-changing innovation standing out among the best new products and services launched in this category,” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.
Now, any care team member wearing a Smartbadge can connect with the right person or information by simply saying, “Hey, Vocera” or “OK, Vocera.” These simple phrases enable clinicians and other users to collaborate completely hands-free, even while scrubbed in or wearing surgical gloves. Hands-free communication is ideal for clinicians who must wear personal protective equipment while caring for patients in isolation.
“We are proud the Vocera Smartbadge is receiving global recognition for its unique mobile communication capabilities in mission-critical environments,” said Brent Lang, chairman and CEO at Vocera. “It’s exciting to be a winner of an Edison Award and be honored as one of the best innovations in medical communications and connectivity.”
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 the Edison Awards: The Edison Awards is the world's most revered Innovation Award dedicated to recognizing and honoring the best in innovation and innovators since 1987. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
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 2,100 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,700 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. 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, 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. Learn more at www.vocera.com and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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