Vocera Chief Medical Officer to be Closing Keynote at Stanford Medicine X Special Event
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 3, 2014 -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), the leading provider of integrated, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments, today announced that Chief Medical Officer M. Bridget Duffy, MD, will be the closing keynote speaker at the Stanford Medicine X special event on Thursday, Sept. 4 at Stanford University.
Dr. Duffy's keynote, "Humanizing Healthcare: The Key to Innovation," will wrap up the Medicine X pre event, Entrepreneurship in Digital Health: Connecting Patients, Providers and Entrepreneurs. During her presentation, she will discuss the importance of creating seamless experiences of care using human-centered technologies and solutions. She will also connect the dots between efficiency, empathy, quality and safety to create innovative ways that build market differentiation, loyalty and growth in a competitive healthcare environment.
In addition to her keynote, Dr. Duffy will participate in the plenary panel, "The Prescription for Innovation in Healthcare," and she will lead a breakout session designed to map the gaps in healthcare communication. The interactive breakout will focus on the "quadruple aim," which Dr. Duffy defines as restoring joy back to the practice of medicine while also addressing the triple aim. She will also showcase a methodology to engage physicians in partnership with nursing and share evidence-based solutions that improve communication, care coordination and the patient, family and staff experience.
As the leader of the patient experience movement, Dr. Duffy has spent more than 20 years defining the components of an optimal healing environment and designing innovative ways to restore humanity to healthcare. She was recently named one of the "Top 50 in Digital Healthcare" by Rock Health, and has been featured in HealthLeaders magazine as one of "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better." In addition to her role as chief medical officer at Vocera, Dr. Duffy is the co-founder of the company's thought leadership and research collaborative the Experience Innovation Network, which is focused on accelerating healthcare transformation and putting science behind the human experience of care.
Vocera empowers integrated, intelligent communication in healthcare, hospitality, energy and other mission-critical mobile environments. Vocera is widely recognized for developing smarter ways to communicate that improve patient and customer satisfaction with the Vocera Communication and Care Experience solutions. Vocera provides technology innovations and thought leadership that humanize healthcare for patients, families and care teams and improve customer experience in more than 1,200 organizations worldwide. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in San Francisco, Tennessee, Canada, India, Dubai and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraCom 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
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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