Vocera’s Experience Innovation Network Explores Family Perspectives in Patient Centered Care

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Webinar provides unique platform for healthcare leaders to learn best practices from families 

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading healthcare communications company, invites industry leaders to experience the U.S. healthcare system through the eyes of the family during a unique webinar on Thursday, June 9, from 1-2 p.m. EDT. Vocera’s Experience Innovation Network, focused on thought leadership and research, is hosting the event to provide a platform for hospital leaders to hear firsthand from family members about ways to improve engagement in supporting patient experience. The webinar, titled “Family Involvement in the Care Process,” will feature three family members as co-presenters who will share their healthcare experiences and provide insights into best practices.

Webinar participants will hear personal stories from a mother caring for her child with cystic fibrosis, a wife managing the care plan for her husband who has a brain tumor, and a daughter helping provide care for her mother-in-law whose mental and physical health is deteriorating. These family members will offer valuable perspectives to assist healthcare providers redefine traditional approaches to communicating with family members and involving loved ones in supporting patient care.

“Family members can be allies and advocates for patient care, providing support to their loved ones and extending the capabilities of the care team – but only if they are actively involved in the care process,” said Liz Boehm, director of the Experience Innovation Network and webinar moderator. “Too often family members are overlooked as valuable partners in care. Yet, when family members are empowered with the right resources, support and information, they can actually help improve patient understanding of the care plan and compliance.”

Click here to register for this complimentary webinar hosted by Vocera’s the Experience Innovation Network, an international group of industry thought leaders focused on putting the science behind the experience of care and discovering innovative solutions that meet the Quadruple Aim of improving population health, elevating patient-centered care, and reducing costs while restoring joy back to the practice of medicine.

About Vocera
Vocera Communications, Inc. offers the most robust clinical communications system in healthcare. Installed in more than 1,300 organizations worldwide, Vocera delivers secure, integrated and intelligent communication solutions that enable care teams to collaborate more efficiently by delivering the right information, to the right person, on the right device, in the right location, at the right time. Vocera solutions provide hands-free voice communication, secure text messaging, patient engagement tools, and integrated clinical workflow with EHRs, nurse call systems and physiological monitors.  These solutions help improve operational efficiency, quality of care, safety and satisfaction across the continuum of care. In addition to technology solutions, Vocera drives thought leadership and new standards in care to elevate patient, family, nurse and physician experiences via the company's research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in San Francisco, Tennessee, Canada, India, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraComm on Twitter.

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