SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, recently celebrated two decades of innovation and award-winning solutions. February 16, 2020, marked the 20th anniversary of the company, which has been on a mission to improve the lives of others by advancing mobile communication and connecting people and information instantly and securely.
Vocera was founded in Silicon Valley in 2000 by three entrepreneurs and co-workers looking for a better way to connect and collaborate. What they did forever changed the way people communicate in hospitals and other mission-critical environments. In 2002, the company shipped the first hands-free, voice-controlled Vocera Badge. At the time, yelling down hospital halls, loud overhead paging, and call-and-wait systems with landline phones were the most common modes of care team communication. The Badge made it much easier, faster and quieter to communicate.
“Vocera has been leading the way in voice technology for more than 20 years, striving to simplify workflows and improve the day-to-day lives of our customers and the people they serve,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. “Long before Siri and Alexa, the Vocera Genie enabled mobile workers to connect hands-free to the right person or group with a simple voice command.”
By the time the one millionth Badge was shipped in 2018, more than 1,400 hospitals and health systems around the world had selected Vocera technologies for care teams to securely text using the company’s smartphone app, make calls with the wearable Badge, and engage patients and families with its care experience solutions. Like its product portfolio, the employee count at Vocera has also grown, with more than 600 employees across the globe in offices located in the U.S., Canada, Australia, India, the Middle East and the United Kingdom.
In January 2019, Vocera changed mobile communication again with the introduction of the Vocera Smartbadge, a new category of wearable device that combines smartphone usability with unique hands-free voice capabilities. Based on two decades of customer feedback, the award-winning Smartbadge was purpose-built for healthcare. The intuitive mobile device helps improve clinician agility, simplify workflows, reduce interruption fatigue, mitigate cognitive overload, and elevate patient care, safety and experience. Designed with care team well-being in mind, the dedicated panic button on the device gives staff members the ability to get help fast with a simple touch of button.
Also in 2019, the company launched Vocera Vina, a revolutionary new smartphone application. The customizable communication app presents prioritized patient-centric calls, secure messages, and alerts in a unified inbox, and provides an intuitive user experience for clinicians inside and outside the hospital.
“It has been an exciting journey, and I’m proud to have been part of all these important and impressive milestones,” Lang said. “I look forward to many more as Vocera continues advancing voice technology, mobile communication, interoperability, and workplace safety in healthcare and beyond.”
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 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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