Vocera Chief Medical Officer, M. Bridget Duffy, MD, to Speak at the Governance Institute's Spring System Invitational

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Vocera Chief Medical Officer, M. Bridget Duffy, MD, to Speak at the Governance Institute's Spring System Invitational

SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 1, 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 (CMO) Bridget Duffy, MD, will be a featured speaker at the Governance Institute's 2014 Spring System Invitational, April 6-8 at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in Tampa, Fla.

Dr. Duffy's plenary session, "Innovation on the Human Experience of Care," will be held on Monday, April 7, from 8:30-10:15 a.m. ET. During this session, Dr. Duffy will share approaches for accelerating patient-centered technologies and solutions, mapping the gaps in communication and performance using efficiency plus empathy, engaging physicians in this work, and designing a checklist of Always Events® that restore humanity to healthcare to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes. She will also discuss the critical role of trustees in leading this transformation in healthcare.

"In healthcare today, we can no longer solely focus on stripping out waste and cost reduction to inspire change, drive growth and build loyalty. True differentiation depends on disrupting the status quo with innovative solutions that improve communication and the experience of care for patients, families and staff," said Dr. Duffy.

As the leader of the patient experience movement, Dr. Duffy has spent more than 20 years defining and sharing the components of an optimal healing environment. 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."

Prior to her appointment as CMO at Vocera, Dr. Duffy co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of ExperiaHealth, a company whose mission was to assist organizations with accelerating improvement in staff and patient experience through technologies and solutions that restore the human connection in healthcare. ExperiaHealth was acquired by Vocera and now drives the company's thought leadership and research as the Experience Innovation Network.

About Vocera
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 Tennessee, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraCom on Twitter.

 

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Contacts:
Pam Goncalves
Vocera
408.882.5763
pgoncalves@vocera.com

Claire Baki
MSLGROUP
415.512.0770
Vocera@schwartzmsl.com

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