Allen Hospital is a 204-bed, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Cedar Valley in northeast Iowa. It is an affiliate hospital of UnityPoint Health, which cares for one of every three patients in Iowa. Allen Hospital is the busiest hospital in the Cedar Valley and cares for more inpatients, outpatients, emergency patients and cardiac patients than any other hospital in the 10-county service area.
Sometimes, the communication technologies healthcare leaders invest in to make care better for patients have the unintended side effect of creating hassles for care teams and frustration for patients and loved ones.
One of many Vocera solutions designed to improve the safety, well-being, and overall healthcare experience for patients, families, and care team members involves a collaboration with Amazon to deliver the Vocera skill for Alexa.