Replacing Hospital Pagers and Bleeps
Experience of Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) NHS Trust reported an 84% improvement in care team response time after replacing pagers with the Vocera smartphone app and hands-free communication badge. After deploying the Vocera solutions, mobilization of the cardiac arrest team at the 220-bed hospital went from an average of two minutes to 20 seconds.
in Care Team Response
“Vocera technology sped up communication and coordination during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Pauline Robertson, Head of Nursing for the Medicine and Therapies at RNOH. “It helped us provide seamless patient care without risking infection, and we were able to conserve precious PPE.”
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Faster response with fewer interruptions to patient care Island Health in Vancouver, British Columbia, conducted a three-month study that showed physicians responded faster when using the Vocera Collaboration Suite secure texting app compared to pagers.
with fewer interruptions to patient care
When the Vocera solution was used for routine alerts, the average physician response time improved from 5.5 to 3 minutes. The number of physicians reporting interruptions in patient care fell from 77 to 32 percent and 81% wanted to continue using the app. Physicians responded with fewer interruptions to patient care.