Vocera Joins Intermountain's Healthcare Transformation Lab
Partnership Will Bring People and Technology Together, Improving Quality and Reducing Healthcare Costs
SAN JOSE, Calif. - February 20, 2014 - Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), the leading provider of integrated, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical mobile environments, today announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Intermountain Healthcare as a member of Intermountain's Healthcare Transformation Lab. Vocera joins fellow collaborative partners Dell, CenturyLink, NetApp and Sotera Wireless, as well as founding members Xi3 Corporation, Intel and Cerner, to advance the lab's mission to bring forth transformational solutions that improve healthcare quality at sustainable costs.
The current U.S. health system faces increased demand for services by a larger and older population. At the same time, reduced federal and state resources have forced hospitals and health systems to work within tight budgetary constraints. The Transformation Lab was unveiled in August 2013 as an incubator for technologies focused on improving health quality and managing costs through the utilization of healthcare best practices; the promotion of preventative care, patient engagement and long-term care management models; and a wiser use of resources.
"Vocera's reputation for driving smart ways to work and communicate, leaving more time for patients, is a perfect fit with Intermountain's dedication to finding best practices and improving clinical protocols," said Fred Holston, chief technology officer and executive director at Intermountain Healthcare. "We are excited to leverage the contributions Vocera will make to the Lab's vision and activities."
Within the Transformation Lab, located on the Intermountain Medical Center campus in Murray, Utah, Intermountain employees and collaborating organizations jointly research, design and evaluate technological solutions that will have a lasting impact on patient care. Since its inception, the Lab has brought about five innovative projects, such as a personalized patient room, that are leading the way to a transformed healthcare system.
"Vocera is excited to partner with a long-term customer to find solutions that will contribute to real change," said Brent Lang, president & CEO of Vocera. "Vocera has long been committed to addressing hospitals' most critical communication challenges that have an impact on patient safety as well as hospital productivity. Intermountain's efforts align closely with Vocera's own vision, and we welcome this opportunity to join the healthcare system in driving much needed transformation."
To learn more about how Vocera and Intermountain Healthcare are leading the transformation of healthcare, stop by Vocera booth #5751 or Intermountain Healthcare booth #3903 at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based nonprofit system of 22 hospitals, 185 clinics, a Medical Group with some 1,000 employed physicians, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.
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
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