Minimize Interruption Fatigue

Engage Intelligent Workflow Engine

In too many hospitals, clinicians are bombarded with alarms, most of which don’t require clinical intervention. At the same time, they face delays in receiving critical information from the EHR and other systems. It all adds up to interruption fatigue and toil, and it puts patient safety at risk.

Vocera Engage works behind the scenes to make it easy for care teams to prioritize and respond to alarm notifications, communicate, and deliver safer patient care.

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The Joint Commission. Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 50, April 8, 2013. https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/sea_50_alarms_4_5_13_final1.pdf

Unify Communications to Unify Care Teams with a Single Vendor

Find People
Instantly

Integrate care
team assignment
information and
event notifications
across all systems
and devices

Reduce Unnecessary
Interruptions

Manage routing of
alarm notifications
and other
communications to
reduce the burden
on care teams

Improve
Clinical Workflow

Get a more complete
picture of a patient’s
situation faster with
relevant contextual
information.

FDA 510(k)
Cleared
Middleware

Strengthen Patient Safety

The Engage intelligent workflow engine is FDA 510(k) cleared middleware built into the Vocera Platform. It provides a true communication infrastructure and complies with all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Clinicians receive only the communications and notifications they need and can be sure important information reaches the right recipient, whether they are using Vocera communication software or third-party messaging software.
  • Enhance patient safety and enable interoperability with other systems.
  • Allow delivery of filtered and prioritized alarm notifications using rules set by your organization.
  • Eliminate the need to purchase and manage third-party middleware.

Interoperability

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

Receive automated alerts from the EHR as well as notifications about new orders, critical lab results, radiology findings, high-risk admissions, sepsis risk alerts, pain assessment reminders, patient consults, room cleaning, and patient transport. Learn more.

OTHER CLINICAL AND OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS

Integrate communications with systems like nurse call, lab, radiology, physiologic monitors, patient surveillance, fall prevention, bed alarms, patient flow, bed management, emergency communications, and building management. Learn more.

STAFF ASSIGNMENTS

Leverage care team assignment information and event notifications across all systems and devices integrated with the Vocera Platform. The platform always knows who is in which role. Use voice commands to reach the right person or group. Learn more.

A Few of Our Integration Partners

EHR
EHR
Nurse call
Falls
Physiologic monitor
Physiologic monitor
On-call
IV PUMPS
150-animation-270

It was frustrating for our nurses to be in the patient room with alarms constantly sounding on their phones.
Monique Lowery
BSN, RNC-NIC
Clinical Manager at
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital

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Case Study

Reducing Alarm Interruptions and Fatigue

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital NICU

Nurses often received secondary patient-monitor alarm notifications on their phones while caring for and in proximity of a patient. Ancillary alarms contributed to interruption fatigue and alarm desensitization. Unnecessary noise was also disruptive and overstimulated the infants.

  • Needed a solution that would send ancillary patient monitor alarm notifications only when nurses were away from the primary patient monitor.
  • Used existing RTLS to establish a continuous nurse location signal in the NICU and share it with the Vocera alarm management system.

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Reduced secondary alerts
by 54% within 30 days

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Decreased ancillary, non-clinical
alarm notifications by 27%

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Decreased alarm
fatigue by 63%

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How to Strengthen Patient Safety:

Connect Care Teams and Improve Clinical Workflow

Having a scalable, flexible communication strategy relies on connecting all the people and information needed to deliver care.

Follow a nurse as she collaborates with the care team and cares for her patients. Interruptions are minimized so she can focus on delivering the safest care.

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