SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital – the first dedicated children’s hospital in the United Arab Emirates – is the first hospital in Dubai to implement Vocera technology enterprise-wide. The Vocera solution enables physicians, nurses and other care team members at the 200-bed hospital to connect and collaborate using secure text messaging and hands-free voice communication. Depending on each clinician’s preference and patient case scenario, hospital staff can choose to use the Vocera smartphone application or the wearable Vocera Communication Badge to connect.
“We selected the Vocera Platform as it matches our vision to be among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the world,” said Dr. Mohamed Al Awadhi, chief operating officer at Al Jalila Children’s. “The solution’s intuitive staff directory combined with the flexibility of using smartphones or the hands-free communication badge makes it faster and easier for our care teams to connect and communicate, freeing up more time to deliver direct care to children in need.”
Al Jalila Children’s is part of Dubai Healthcare City, an urban healthcare landmark where individuals and corporations come together to advance healthcare services, engage with the community, and enjoy the energy of the central healthcare districts. Intersecting smart technology with world-class design, the hospital deployed Vocera technology throughout the new hospital in 28 units. In a few short months, healthcare leaders and frontline staff reported significant improvements in clinical workflows, staff response times, and patient care delivery.
“We are proud to be selected by Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital and support its mission to be a leader in pediatric care,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. “We look forward to this partnership as a way to set the standard in healthcare communication across the globe.”
Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital
Al Jalila Children’s is the first dedicated children’s hospital in the United Arab Emirates. The state of the art medical facility was created under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to affirm his belief that all children should have an equal opportunity for success in life, and the treatment of children suffering from illness or disease should not be subject to geographical chance. The vision of His Highness is to have Al Jalila Children’s one among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the world. Inaugurated on November 1, 2016, Al Jalila Children’s is an ultramodern hospital that aims to be the driving force behind the tertiary and quaternary care facility in the region. Our world-class teams of highly qualified medical and clinical experts are setting new standards for healthcare excellence on a local and regional level. The hospital is a place where SMART technology and design converge to enhance patient care and outcomes. It hosts the first robotic pharmacy in Dubai, and a fully automated laboratory. The hospital also aims to foster clinical innovations, astute learning and development programmes and cutting-edge research facilities. Al Jalila Children’s comprises 200 beds in a child and family friendly environment. Find out more at www.aljalilachildrens.ae.
The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients, while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera continues to offer the leading platform for clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,400 hospitals and health systems around the world have selected our solutions for care teams to text securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable Vocera Badge. Interoperability between Vocera and more than 120 clinical systems helps reduce alarm fatigue, speed up staff response times, and improve patient care, safety and experience. In addition to healthcare, Vocera is at home in luxury hotels, nuclear facilities, libraries, retail stores and more. Vocera makes a difference in any industry where workers are on the move and need to connect instantly with team members and access resources or information quickly. Learn more at www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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