SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced its plans to add Julie Iskow, the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Medidata Solutions, Inc., and Bharat Sundaram, the President of Performance Improvement Services at Vizient, Inc., to its board of directors in connection with its annual stockholder meeting being held on May 31, 2019.
For four years, Iskow has been leading product development at Medidata, a global life sciences technology provider dedicated to improving the way clinical research is designed, conducted, analyzed, and commercialized. Its cloud-based platform of solutions, data analytics, and AI enables efficiency and improves quality throughout clinical development.
Sundaram leads the analytics, consulting, networks and Sg2 businesses at Vizient, the largest member driven healthcare performance improvement company in the country. He also has responsibility for the corporate development efforts of the organization.
“With a long history of product development and cloud-based solutions, Julie’s background will be a tremendous benefit to our solution roadmap; and Bharat’s advanced analytics and healthcare market insights will strengthen our operational perspective and business strategies,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. “I look forward to collaborating with both of the new board members as Vocera grows and accelerates healthcare innovation.”
Iskow and Sundaram will take the place of departing board members Jeffrey H. Hillebrand and John B. Grotting, who have both served on the Vocera board since February 2010. Both long-time board members played pivotal roles during the company’s successful IPO in 2012, the creation of Vocera’s long term strategy based on their market knowledge, and the development of sound governance policies and cultural and compensation philosophies.
“John and Jeff’s contributions have been invaluable to Vocera as the company has grown and developed a new category of communication technology,” said Lang. “On behalf of the board and the entire company, I want to thank both gentlemen for providing strong leadership and valuable industry perspectives throughout their tenure as board members.”
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 offers the leading platform for improving clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,850 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,600 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our clinical communication and workflow solutions. Care team members use our solutions to communicate and collaborate with co-workers by securely texting or calling, and to be notified of important alerts and alarms. They can choose the right device for their role or task, including smartphones or our hands-free, wearable Vocera Smartbadge and Vocera Badge. Interoperability between the Vocera Platform 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 power facilities, schools, libraries, retail stores, and more. Vocera solutions make 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 https://www.vocera.com/ and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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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
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