Get real-time situational awareness with critical patient information and immediately collaborate with care teams
Exceptional patient care is dependent on being able to recognize and respond appropriately to a change in a patient’s status and collaborate with the entire care team quickly. Real-time situational awareness enables the care team to make better-informed decisions with actionable patient data at their fingertips.
Vocera® Collaboration Suite is a healthcare mobile application that enables real-time situational awareness and supports patient-centric discussions. It does this by presenting aggregated patient and care team information in parallel with secure messaging.
The software integrates with most hospital clinical systems. It makes patient data and care team information integral to the communication flow, organizing the conversation around clinical events and patients.
Support Better-Informed Clinical Decision Making
Vocera Collaboration Suite enables more efficient, effective clinical communication and collaboration, and a better experience for patients and care teams.
This powerful application helps you to:
• Collaborate in real time: Exchange communication containing actionable, patient-related data including demographics, lab results, waveforms, vital signs, care team information, and more.
• Reduce alarm fatigue and strengthen patient safety: Built-in workflow intelligence prioritizes alarms and notifications based on protocols set by your team. Alarm notifications are paired with patient data to provide the right information to inform clinical decisions.
• Speed response time: Remotely review patient waveforms and vital signs, reducing the need to travel to patient locations.
• Accurately identify patients: Texts and alarm notifications include three patient identifiers, provided securely.
A Powerful Suite of Capabilities
Positively identify patients. Send messages securely. Receive prioritized alarm and alert notifications. Put the power in your hands with all this, and much more.
Patient Data and Event Context
Texts and alarm notifications automatically include the patient’s name, date of birth, and calculated age. Including three pieces of identifying information satisfies guidance from The Joint Commission and the Emergency Care Research Institute.
Automated situation and background data gives the care team a head start on capturing the assessment and recommendation elements of Situation-Background-Assessment- Recommendation (SBAR) protocol.
Secure texting provides immediate notification and two-way instant messaging with secure, auditable delivery and response reporting.
Prioritized Alarm and Alert Notifications
Alarm and alert notifications are delivered based on intelligent clinical rules established in collaboration with your facility. Each alarm is paired with relevant patient data to inform and accelerate patient care. Users can receive alarm and alert notifications on a smartphone or on the Vocera Badge, a wearable, hands-free communication device.
Waveforms and Vital Signs thru AirStrip ONE® Integration
Care team members can quickly access patient waveforms and vital signs from their mobile device from any location.
Hands-Free Communication with the Vocera Badge
The Vocera Badge is a wearable, hands-free communication device that lets care teams communicate directly and instantly inside or outside the hospital. Use it to make and receive calls, receive secure text messages, get prioritized alarm and alert notifications, broadcast to groups, schedule reminders, and much more.
A Collaboration Suite user can call or text a Vocera Badge user. Users of Vocera Collaboration Suite or a Vocera Badge can instantly connect from anywhere with the right person simply by saying the name, function, or group name of whom they want to reach. An optimized speech-recognition engine, the Vocera Genie, responds to over 100 voice commands.
Scalable Software Platform
Vocera Collaboration Suite is a key part of the Vocera Platform, an operating environment for a set of systems, software, and communication devices. The platform is scalable to support multiple facilities and geographic sites and across a healthcare system.
The Vocera Platform includes a primary system server, SIP telephony software to interface with your hospital’s existing phone systems, a report server, and tools for device management and diagnostic reporting.
Authorized users can create on-call schedules with daily, weekly, or monthly rotations. Vocera Collaboration Suite’s scheduling tool is easy to use and manage. The published schedule automatically manages the on-call status of participants in the assigned distribution list. The user experience is seamless and intuitive.
EHR Mobile App Integration
Seamlessly access calling and secure texting capabilities from within mobile EHR applications. Select a care team member’s name from the EHR app, use Vocera Collaboration Suite, and easily return to the EHR app.