PHSA signs three year pact with Vocera
September 11, 2019
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Vocera Communications, Inc., a leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, announced that it has entered into a three-year agreement with Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). This agreement is a contracting vehicle that outlines terms and conditions for delivering, installing and supporting Vocera solutions in clinics, hospitals, and specialty health centres across British Columbia.
Vocera is used in more than 100 healthcare facilities in all six health authorities of British Columbia. Nurses, physicians, and other care team members use the hands-free Vocera Badge, the Vocera smartphone application, or a combination of both to communicate and collaborate.
Proven to reduce steps and save time, Vocera technology enables mobile workers to connect with the right person, group and information quickly. Using the Vocera system, clinicians don’t need to worry about remembering phone numbers, names, or who is on call. They simply text or say a specific group or individual role.
Additionally, the Vocera solutions integrate with more than 140 clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, physiologic monitors, ventilators and real-time location systems. This interoperability helps improve staff response times, patient care, safety and experience.
“Vocera is proud to collaborate with PHSA for care team communication across British Columbia,” said Brent Lang (pictured), president and CEO of Vocera. “Effective communication supports a consistent, secure and seamless experience for patients and care teams.”
The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients, while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera offers the leading platform for improving clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,850 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,600 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our clinical communication and workflow solutions. Care team members use our solutions to communicate and collaborate with co-workers by securely texting or calling, and to be notified of important alerts and alarms. They can choose the right device for their role or task, including smartphones or our hands-free, wearable Vocera Smartbadge and Vocera Badge. Interoperability between the Vocera Platform and more than 140 clinical and operational systems helps reduce alarm fatigue; speed up staff response times; and improve patient care, safety, and experience. In addition to healthcare, Vocera is at home in luxury hotels, aged care facilities, nuclear power facilities, schools, libraries, retail stores, and more. Vocera solutions make a difference in any industry where workers are on the move and need to connect instantly with team members and access resources or information quickly. In 2017, Vocera made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Learn more at http://www.vocera.com and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.