The real value of integration is not just about being able to send information from medical devices or the EHR to the smartphone. It’s about being able to send the exact information the receiver needs, with clinical context, when and where it’s needed. The Vocera Platform provides this value, integrating with the majority of EHRs and clinical and operational systems used in hospitals today to deliver patient care. Here’s a snapshot of value we’ve delivered:
- Sepsis Risk: Care teams at Halifax Health receive an alert within 30 seconds when the hospital’s care advisory system detects sepsis risk, through integration of the Vocera platform with the electronic health record.
- Nurse Call: Evans Army Community Hospital improved inpatient satisfaction 20 percent and reduced patient falls 88 percent over 10 months by integrating the Vocera Platform with alarm and alert systems and nurse call systems. The hospital expects returns of more than $150,000 per quarter.
- Fall Risk: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences reduced falls by 11 percent and fall-related injuries by 60 percent in its first year of sending bed exit notifications to care team members on their mobile devices, resulting in $1.27 million in savings.
- Interruption Fatigue: The NICU at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital reduced secondary alarms 54 percent within 30 days after integrating its real-time location system with Vocera alarm and alert management capabilities. Reports of alarm fatigue from NICU nurses dropped by 57 percent.