Vocera Chief Medical Officer, M. Bridget Duffy, MD, to Speak at iHealth 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. - January 28, 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 a guest speaker at the iHealth 2014 Conference, January 30-February 1 in Orlando, Florida, hosted by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
Dr. Duffy's presentation, "Is Technology Making Us Less Human," will be held on Friday, January 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. During this iHealth session, Dr. Duffy will discuss the importance of creating seamless patient care journeys using technologies that restore the human connection. She will also connect the dots between efficiency, quality, and safety, and ways for hospitals to ease the burden of illness by improving care coordination and communication.
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."
Prior to her appointment as CMO at Vocera, Dr. Duffy co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of ExperiaHealth, with the mission of assisting organizations in rapidly improving staff and patient loyalty through innovative technologies and solutions that restore the human connection to healthcare. ExperiaHealth was acquired by Vocera Communications and now drives the company`s thought leadership and research as the Experience Innovation Network.
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.
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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
Vocera empowers people in mission-critical environments to instantly connect via secure, mobile, integrated and intelligent communication solutions.