Vocera Introduces the Vocera Communication System for France

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Intelligent voice communication system for hospitals now available in France

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2012-- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), a provider of mobile communication solutions focused on addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals, announced the availability of the Vocera Communication System for France. The Vocera System, that has been available in the United States since 2002, enables instant communication at the point of care for healthcare staff through intelligent system software and device independence. The Vocera System features the lightweight, wearable Vocera B3000 Communication Badge and applications for Smartphones to facilitate voice-controlled, hands-free communication among healthcare staff.

"Hospitals worldwide are looking for new applications to help solve a variety of communication challenges that can lead to care delays or poor patient experience,” said Niraj Jain, vice president of business development, Vocera Communications. “We have worked diligently with facilities in France to understand the unique clinical workflow and how technology can improve the flow and the patient experience.”

Vocera has tested the product with Clinique du Parc, a 200-bed private hospital in Lyon, and is now preparing to start a pilot in the Emergency Department of Hospital Lariboisière in Paris. “We are delighted that we will soon have the opportunity to test the Vocera System in French at the emergency department of Hôpital Lariboisière in Paris. The improvement of the patient workflow and the efficiency of the healthcare staff through the use of the Vocera System has been shown in many hospitals in the United States and in Great Britain. We are convinced that the use of the Vocera System will enable us to achieve similar results in terms of improvement of the quality of communications as well as the overall management of the patients admitted to our department,” said Professeur Patrick Plaisance, head of the emergency department at Hôpital Lariboisière.

The system software and the voice-driven user interface have been localized for France to ensure a positive user experience. The Vocera System software allows hospital staff to connect with critical hospital personnel and resources through simple voice commands, eliminating the need to look up names or phone numbers. Vocera enables higher productivity and faster decision-making in response to patient needs.

About Vocera

Vocera provides mobile communication solutions addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals today. We help our customers improve patient safety and satisfaction, and increase hospital efficiency and productivity through our Voice Communication solution, Secure Messaging applications, and Care Transition solutions. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Vocera solutions are installed in more than 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, USA, in Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com.

Source: Vocera Communications, Inc.

Victoria HOLL, 408-882-5656
Didier CHICHEPORTICHE, +33 (0) 6 08886214
Directeur Vocera France

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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