Vocera Highlights the Importance of Care Coordination and Integrated Communication at the 2015 HIMSS Conference

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vocera Highlights the Importance of Care Coordination and Integrated Communication at the 2015 HIMSS ConferenceVocera Highlights the Importance of Care Coordination and Integrated Communication at the 2015 HIMSS ConferenceGLOBE NEWSWIREApril 9, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading provider of intelligent, real-time communication and collaboration solutions for healthcare and other mission-critical mobile environments, will present ways to close the gaps in care coordination. Vocera will also highlight why deep clinical system integrations are critical to improving collaboration. The company will also demonstrate Vocera Secure Texting, a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant solution that is an easy-to-use alternative to SMS. These presentations will all take place in Booth 2012 at the 2015 HIMSS Conference in Chicago, IL from April 12-16, 2015.

"Communication-related failures are the third-leading cause of death in hospitals. Instant, secure communication is critical for effective healthcare delivery, and Vocera is the leader in delivering best in class communication solutions," said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. "Our enterprise grade solutions enable communication and collaboration throughout the patient's healthcare experience, allowing clinicians to reach the right person, at the right time, on the right device, with the right information, in the right place."

Vocera arrives at HIMSS15 with strong momentum after announcing major integrations with key industry leaders, and award winning solutions at the University of Chicago Medicine.

During the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference, the largest health IT meeting, healthcare professionals, clinicians and executives will explore the impact of health IT. Rhonda Collins, chief nursing officer at Vocera, will discuss the importance of care coordination during her presentation "Navigate the Storm without Creating Your Own Twister" on Monday, April 13, at 12 p.m. CT. Jennifer Knapp, director of product strategy and solutions at Vocera, will present the value of the company's solutions in "The ROI for Integration: Results from Innovative Health Systems" on Tuesday, April 14, at 1 p.m. CT.

In addition, the University of Chicago Medicine will provide insight on the use of Vocera's communication and collaboration solutions to improve care coordination and the patient experience. Sue Murphy, UChicago Medicine's executive director of patient experience and engagement, will present "Transforming Patient Experience Using Care Rounding at UCM" on Tuesday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Full list of presentations to be featured at Vocera's Booth (#2012 in the South Hall) can be found at www.vocera.com/himss15.

Monday, April 13 Tuesday, April 14 Wednesday, April 15
12:00 - 12:30 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:30
Navigate the Storm Identifying the Best The Physician Consumer:
Without Creating Communication Solution Vocera Cardiac Consult
Your Own Twister for Your Care Environment  
1:30 - 2:00 1:00 - 1:20 12:00 - 12:30
The Collaboration The ROI for Integration, Interoperability vs.
Roadmap Results from Health Systems Integration
  *Innovation Theatre  
3:00 - 3:30  2:00 - 2:30 1:00 - 1:30
Extending the Power Extending Care Team Patient Experience
of Your EHR Communication to the Matters
  2:30 – 3:00  
  Transforming Patient  
  Experience Using Care  
  Rounding at UCM  
  *North Building, Booth 8368  

During HIMSS15, attendees can visit the Vocera Booth (#2012 in the South Hall) for product demonstrations. Additionally, more information is available on the Vocera website and on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Vocera

Vocera empowers integrated, intelligent communication in healthcare, hospitality, energy and other mission-critical mobile environments. Widely recognized for developing smarter ways to instantly communicate and collaborate, Vocera offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that improve efficiency throughout organizations. The Vocera Communication System is installed in more than 1,200 organizations worldwide. The Vocera portfolio improves workflow, quality, safety and outcomes while elevating the customer and patient experience. In addition to providing innovative technology, Vocera drives thought leadership and new standards to improve patient experience via its research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in San Francisco, Tennessee, Canada, India, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraComm on Twitter.

The Vocera logo is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc. Vocera® is a trademark of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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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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