New Jersey hospital reduces readmission rates for stroke patients by 50%

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions, has announced that Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center reduced readmission rates among stroke patients by 50 percent after implementing the Vocera Care Inform communication solution, the company said.

Care Inform enables care team members to record live discharge instructions and teach-back sessions at the patient´s bedside.

Nurse practitioners at Jersey Shore University Medical Center use the Care Inform mobile app to record personalized discharge instructions and create educational resources for patients with acute ischemic stroke. Patient-specific audio recordings and digital health libraries are securely saved in the software platform, where patients and family members can access these resources via phone or computer at any time during a hospital stay or after discharge.

Approximately 1 in 4 stroke survivors has another stroke. Knowing the signs and symptoms and following the right care plan can help reduce secondary risks.

Located in Neptune, New Jersey, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and the only Level II Trauma and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Monmouth and Ocean counties. It is home to K. Hovnanian Children´s Hospital — the first children´s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. With more than 1,200 physicians and dental staff in 60 specialty areas, Jersey Shore University Medical Center´s team provides quality care in a patient-centered, environmentally friendly setting.

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. Learn more at www.vocera.com and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.