SAN JOSE, Calif., May 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading healthcare communications company, today announced it has received two awards for its recently released “The Vocera Story” video that illustrates the importance of instant and efficient communication across an entire healthcare system and throughout a patient’s journey.
The five-minute video follows the story of a heart attack survivor and his wife from the beginning of an emergency cardiac event throughout the hospital stay. Across this experience, viewers watch care team members inside and outside the hospital collaborate in real-time using smartphones, hands-free communication badges, and other mobile devices. The Vocera Communication Platform plays a leading role in the story, positively impacting patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.
The patient-centered video received the Communicator of Excellence Award from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts in two categories: Public Relations and Corporate Image. The Communicator Awards program is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. More than 6,000 entries were received from across the U.S. and around the world and were judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, a 600+ member organization of leading visual arts professionals dedicated to embracing the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.
The Vocera Story video also earned a Platinum 2016 Hermes Creative Award in the Product Marketing Video Category. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Approximately 15 percent of the estimated 6,000 entries win the Platinum Award – the organization’s top honor.
“Recognition by these industry professionals is proof that The Vocera Story video is a powerful tool that resonates with many people,” said Kathy English, vice president of global marketing at Vocera. “We are thrilled to receive these awards and to shine a spotlight on the impact that the Vocera Communication Platform has on the lives of patients, families and care teams around the world.”
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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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.