SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced it received a new Authority to Operate (ATO) from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), based on compliance with strict security requirements and risk assessments outlined in the Risk Management Framework (RMF). The RMF is the unified information security framework replacing the legacy Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes within federal government departments and agencies, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community (IC).
The RMF was developed by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to help DoD and federal agencies manage information technology risks. The DoD security authorization process, which was successfully completed for the hands-free Vocera Communications Badge, is an integral part of authorizing, securing and managing healthcare technology systems across the DoD. The framework is a risk-based approach to cybersecurity that replaces the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) as the required process to obtain ATO. The RMF demands a higher level of security that assesses risks even more effectively with the introduction of assurance controls and continuous monitoring of those controls.
“Safeguarding patients and protecting their information is the No. 1 priority for the military facilities we serve,” said Gregory Young, vice president of military health systems at Vocera. “It’s our priority, too, and that’s why we continuously pursue the latest security protocols and testing. I’m proud to say the security of Vocera solutions is defense-grade.”
Vocera technology is currently deployed in 25 U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) facilities. The wearable Vocera Communication Badge meets all federal government requirements, is FIPS 140-2 compliant, and Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certified. Proven to reduce steps and save time, this communication solution enables mobile healthcare workers to connect with the right person, group and information instantly. It also integrates with more than 120 clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, physiologic monitors, and real-time location systems.
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 continues to offer the leading platform for clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,400 hospitals and health systems around the world have selected our solutions for care teams to text securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable Vocera Badge. Interoperability between Vocera and more than 120 clinical 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, nuclear facilities, libraries, retail stores and more. Vocera makes 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. Learn more at 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
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.