Vocera Announces Direct Integration with Hill-Rom® NaviCare® Nurse Call System
Enables Instant Patient-Care Team Communication without Middleware
SAN JOSE, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla. - February 24, 2014 - Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), the leading provider of integrated, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments, today announced its solutions are now directly integrated with the Hill-Rom® NaviCare® Nurse Call system to provide a critical communication link between hospital patients and their care teams. Information about this integration will be available in the Vocera booth #5751 and live demonstrations will be provided in the Hill-Rom booth #1503 at HIMSS14.
The integration of NaviCare Nurse Call with the Vocera platform, including Vocera Collaboration Suite, the Vocera® B3000 Communication Badge and Vocera Connect for iPhone®, Android(TM), and Cisco®, automates the clinical environment and enables instant communication, real-time information, and consolidated alerts. When a patient presses the nurse call button, the request is delivered directly to staff within an assigned Vocera role or group.
Hill-Rom's NaviCare Nurse Call provides a powerful platform for clinical connectivity focused on improving productivity, safety, and the patient experience. Unlike traditional nurse call systems, NaviCare Nurse Call is designed from the ground up to streamline communication and to facilitate integration into the healthcare enterprise. Providing a powerful platform for clinical connectivity, NaviCare Nurse Call helps get the right information to the right people at the right time, allowing caregivers to focus their time and energy on the health and well-being of their patients.
"Patients can 'talk' from the pillow speaker in their bed to care team members who are using a Vocera Badge or a smart device," said Niraj Jain, vice president of business development at Vocera. "This integration is powerful because it will help hospital caregivers improve communication and response times to their patients, ultimately helping to ease the delivery of care, enhance the patient experience, and drive performance excellence."
By integrating Vocera directly with NaviCare Nurse Call, hospitals gain robust capabilities without the additional implementation, maintenance and costs of middleware. Together, Vocera and the Hill-Rom NaviCare Nurse Call system leverage a hospital's mobile communication strategy to facilitate real-time communication and responsive care.
Key features of the integrated solution are:
Allows for instant notification to the Vocera Collaboration Suite, Vocera Badge and Vocera Connect for iPhone, Android, and Cisco for patient requests, alarms, and events, including nurse call, bathroom, and shower
Permits caregivers to initiate requests for code blue, staff assist, physician orders, transport, housekeeping, room turn, dietary requests and rounding
Enables quick call back from the Vocera Badge to the patient or caregiver at the pillow speaker
Utilizes the assignment of clinical roles in Vocera Staff Assignment, such as "Room 4101 Nurse," for voice workflows in Vocera and NaviCare Nurse Call alert and alarm workflows
Provides nurse call integration and workflow reporting from both Vocera and NaviCare Nurse Call
Hill-Rom is a leading worldwide manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the health care industry, including patient support systems, safe mobility and handling solutions, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals, surgical products and information technology solutions. Hill-Rom's comprehensive product and service offerings are used by health care providers across the health care continuum and around the world in hospitals, extended care facilities and home care settings to enhance the safety and quality of patient care. For more information, visit www.hill-rom.com.
Vocera empowers integrated, intelligent communication for mission-critical mobile environments in healthcare, hospitality, energy, retail, education and more. One of the fastest growing mobile technology companies, Vocera is widely recognized for developing smarter ways to communicate that improve patient and customer satisfaction. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Vocera® Voice Communication, Secure Messaging, and Care Experience solutions are installed in more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraCom on Twitter.
The Vocera logo is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc. Vocera® is a trademark 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 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
Vocera empowers people in mission-critical environments to instantly connect via secure, mobile, integrated and intelligent communication solutions.