SAN JOSE, Calif., April 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading healthcare communications company, conducted research with HIMSS Analytics at the 2016 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition to better understand how value-based purchasing is influencing healthcare information technology (IT). Findings of this research will be released during a virtual briefing on Wednesday, April 27, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT.
According to 87 percent of the clinical and IT executives surveyed at HIMSS16, value-based purchasing has a significant impact on technology decision making in hospitals and health systems. When the 256 research participants were asked what IT attributes most support their value-based purchasing strategies, 79 percent gave their highest ratings to technology that makes clinical staff operations more efficient. Clinical leaders prioritized care team communication and coordination inside and outside the facility as a primary need. Interoperability is also essential, with 82 percent of leaders indicating that clinical systems integration is a top strategic priority.
To assist healthcare leaders with identifying and designing successful strategies in a value-based payment system, Vocera and HIMSS Analytics will host a complimentary virtual briefing. This three-part discussion will include more key insights from the HIMSS16 research, best practices by Halifax Health System, and a clinical technology perspective from Vocera Chief Nursing Officer Rhonda Collins.
Click here to register for this virtual briefing and learn how to thrive in a competitive healthcare environment.
About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics is a global healthcare advisor, providing guidance and market intelligence solutions that move the industry forward with insight to enable better health through the use of IT. As a trusted healthcare research and advisory firm, the industry depends on HIMSS Analytics’ resources, benchmarks, predictive models and assessment tools to improve decision making regarding their IT strategic roadmap and market strategy.
HIMSS Analytics is uniquely positioned and differentiated through its industry focused offerings which include its Healthcare IT market intelligence tool, Healthcare IT insights and Healthcare IT benchmarks and services. The LOGIC market intelligence tool has the largest technology data set with unmatched breadth and depth needed for guiding healthcare IT strategies. HIMSS Analytics research and advisory consultants uncover unique insights on how to optimally use IT to tackle today’s healthcare challenges faced by both healthcare delivery organizations and IT companies. Its EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) provides a strategic roadmap and guidance along an 8-stage model with comparisons to healthcare organizations in the same country and around the world.
HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of HIMSS, is the healthcare research and advisory firm for healthcare delivery organizations, IT companies, governmental entities, and financial, pharmaceutical, consulting and emerging technology solution partners worldwide.
Vocera Communications, Inc. offers the most robust clinical communications system in healthcare. Installed in more than 1,300 organizations worldwide, Vocera delivers secure, integrated and intelligent communication solutions that enable care teams to collaborate more efficiently by delivering the right information, to the right person, on the right device, in the right location, at the right time. Vocera solutions provide hands-free voice communication, secure text messaging, patient engagement tools, and integrated clinical workflow with EHRs, nurse call systems and physiological monitors. These solutions help improve operational efficiency, quality of care, safety and satisfaction across the continuum of care. In addition to technology solutions, Vocera drives thought leadership and new standards in care to elevate patient, family, nurse and physician experiences via the company's research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, California, 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.
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CONTACT: Contact: Jessica Donnelly Edelman 323-202-1051 VoceraTeam@edelman.com
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
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