Vocera Boosts Focus on Patient Experience Through Improved Clinical
M. Bridget Duffy, M.D., Named Chief Medical Officer for Vocera Communications;
Announces Significant Software Enhancements for Advanced Integration and
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vocera Communications,
Inc.(NYSE: VCRA), a provider of mobile communication solutions focused on
addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals, extended the
company's commitment to improving the patient experience by naming M. Bridget
Duffy, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Vocera Communications and
announcing feature enhancements to the Vocera^® software platform and Vocera
Connect for Smartphone applications.
M. Bridget Duffy, M.D., brings vast expertise in using technology and process
improvements to rapidly transform and humanize the patient experience to her
new role as CMO of Vocera. Previously, as founder and Chief Executive Officer
of ExperiaHealth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vocera Communications, Inc.,
Dr. Duffy demonstrated her ability to identify processes and technologies that
improve communication and help restore the patient-caregiver relationship.
Prior to founding ExperiaHealth, Dr. Duffy served as Chief Experience Officer
of the Cleveland Clinic, earned a Quantum Leap Award for taking the risk to
spur internal change in her field and was named byHealthLeadersmagazine as
one of "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better."
"Healthcare organizations face tremendous pressure to achieve clinical and
financial results, often at the expense of the patient experience. I look
forward to supporting Vocera customers as they strive to restore the human
experience to healthcare with innovative technologies and solutions that
improve safety, clinical quality and financial results," said Dr. Duffy.
"Through my work with hospitals around the country, I have seen the difference
that Vocera technology makes in improving patient satisfaction. The right
technology can support putting the patient at the center of care while
improving communication that is critical to strengthening the sacred
relationship between clinicians and patients."
"Vocera is excited to promote Dr. Duffy to the Chief Medical Officer role.
Through her work with ExperiaHealth and Vocera, I have seen firsthand the
results she has achieved in transforming the patient and clinician experience.
Hospitals that have worked with Dr. Duffy have experienced increases in
patient satisfaction scores along with improved clinical and financial
indicators," said Robert Zollars, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at
In addition, the Company announced substantial enhancements to the Vocera
software platform which improves clinical communication and delivers a
compelling ROI for hospitals. The latest version of the Vocera System
Software, 4.3 SP2, improves nurse workflow through direct integration to nurse
call systems including Rauland-Borg Responder^® 5 and Ascom Telligence^®
(formerly GE Telligence). The update also provides improved analytics and
reporting for tracking integration, speech recognition, and telephony to
improve clinical workflow and lower total cost of ownership. This updated
platform supports the latest version of the Vocera Connect for Smartphone
applications that include enhanced scalability for enterprise deployments. The
Connect 1.1 release provides enhanced deployment tools for Vocera Connect
Smartphone clients, used on iPhone^® and Android^™ smartphones, lowering the
total cost of ownership related to deploying and managing the application.
The company will be presenting at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare
Conference in San Francisco, January 7 - 9, 2013.
About Vocera Communications
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, Canada, and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com.
SOURCE Vocera Communications, Inc.
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