Department of Defense Awards Significant Contracting Vehicle for Vocera Solutions

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
SAN JOSE, Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) to Government Marketing and Procurement (GMP), the reseller for Vocera in federal markets.

The SATOC is a contracting vehicle that outlines the terms and conditions for delivery, installation, configuration, engineering, furnishing, and hardware testing of wireless hands-free communication technology to the Defense Health Agency (DHA), which is responsible for providing medical services to the DoD. All three military branches can leverage this contract to easily purchase Vocera solutions.

“By utilizing Vocera technology to improve clinical communication and enhance mobility through greater responsiveness and more bedside care, DHA is improving the quality of care it delivers to the nation’s military family worldwide,” said Travis Kuykendall, GMP executive vice president.

The SATOC process is used by federal agencies to simplify and expedite purchasing within the Military Health System. GMP was chosen to be the sole provider of the Vocera wireless hands-free communication system.

“Vocera is proud to be the provider of hands-free communication systems to the DHA,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO at Vocera. “Earning this contract is an impressive accomplishment and required the Vocera system meet several stringent federal requirements for security and interoperability. Having this contract in place will streamline the purchasing process with the DHA.”

The Vocera communication system is the standard across U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) facilities worldwide. Proven to help care teams reduce steps and save valuable time, this communication system integrates with more than 140 operational and clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, physiologic monitors and real-time location systems.

About Vocera

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 1,700 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our solutions for team members to text securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable Vocera Badge. Interoperability between Vocera and more than 140 clinical and operational 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, aged care facilities, 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. In 2017, Vocera made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Learn more at www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.

Vocera® and the Vocera logo are trademarks of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their respective owners.

Vocera Communications, Inc.
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Vocera technology has bridged our communication gaps – allowing instant hands-free voice calls, improving patient care coordination, and enhancing staff and patient safety by reducing response times.

Norman Bowman, Clinical Ward Administrator at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

The Vocera numbers speak for themselves, and they show this technology can dramatically reduce the time it takes to connect with a colleague and get a response. That has a real impact on the care we provide.

Adrian Plunkett, Paediatric Intensivist Consultant at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital

We have seen improvement in our communication across Emergency Care since implementing Vocera technology – staff can now connect with the right person on their first try.

Victoria Sudron, Service Improvement Coordinator at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust

Since implementing Vocera, we no longer have communication delays due to the ‘page and wait’ scenario.

Nick Roper, Clinical Director at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust
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