Franciscan Alliance reaches major milestone with Vocera Technology deployment

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions, has announced that Franciscan Alliance now has 15,000 care team members using Vocera solutions throughout its 14-hospital system and physician community, the company said.

Franciscan Alliance, which has more than 20,000 full- and part-time employees and a physician network of more than 650 providers, partnered with Vocera to deploy an enterprise-grade communication and collaboration platform. The solution enables secure text messaging, hands-free voice communication, bi-directional integration with the Epic EHR system, and interoperability with all the hospitals´ telephony, nurse call and physiologic monitoring systems.

For more than 140 years, Franciscan Alliance has been a trusted provider of providing faith-based, integrated healthcare to patients in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Staying true to its mission of delivering care with joy and compassion, Franciscan Alliance is using intelligent communication technology from Vocera to help humanize the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff.

The health system also selected Vocera for its patient and staff rounding solution, a mobile application that enables hospital leaders to capture feedback in real-time and track patient, family and care team engagement and satisfaction. The mobile solution´s analytic capabilities also provide insight into communication gaps and trends per patient, unit and caregiver.

With Vocera, clinicians and other staff members at Franciscan Alliance are able to use a range of communication devices, including Vocera badges, personal smartphones, and Zebra mobile computers to connect and collaborate. This flexible device strategy has helped improve technology adoption, which led to the system´s milestone user number. Vocera technology is expected to be fully deployed to all Franciscan Alliance hospitals by year end.

A trusted provider of providing faith-based, integrated healthcare, Franciscan Alliance brings together the latest technology, innovative procedures and highly skilled and compassionate employees to serve patients in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Franciscan Alliance, founded in 1875, is one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the Midwest with 14 hospital campuses, 20,000 employees and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence.

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.