SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced that the Vocera Smartbadge has been named a winner in the 2020 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.
The durable, lightweight and intelligent Smartbadge was purpose-built for healthcare and introduced in 2019. Launching a new category of wearable communication devices, the Smartbadge combines hands-free calling capability of the Vocera Badge with smartphone functionality to provide valuable, real-time information to all the people who need it. The device’s 2.4” touchscreen enables clinicians to receive prioritized clinical events, read notifications with patient context, and securely text, helping accelerate care and improve patient safety. Additionally, the Smartbadge has a dedicated, one-touch panic button so healthcare staff can quickly get help in emergency situations.
“Innovation has become a major theme for organizations across virtually all industries, and this year’s winners are a testament to the creativity, passion and perseverance of individuals and companies worldwide,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring Vocera as it is leading innovation in healthcare communication and helping improve the lives of care teams and patients they serve.”
Organizations from across the globe submitted recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.
“We are excited to receive this BIG Innovation Award for the Smartbadge, especially this year, when Vocera is celebrating its 20th anniversary and 20 years of delivering innovative communication and workflow solutions,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO at Vocera.
The Smartbadge leverages the full software capability of the Vocera Platform – voice calling, messaging, clinical alerts and alarms, and more. Clinicians can reach the right team member by simply saying a person’s name, role or group, and the hands-free device routes alerts and messages directly to specific clinicians based on staff assignments and intelligent rules. The Smartbadge will integrate with more than 150 clinical and operational systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, physiologic monitors and more.
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 150 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, retail stores, schools, power facilities, libraries, and more. Vocera solutions make mobile workers safer and more effective by enabling them to connect instantly with other people and access resources or information quickly. Vocera has made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Learn more at www.vocera.com and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, these programs are judged by business executives having experience and knowledge. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.