Vocera Communication System gets certification for interoperability, security

Healthcare communications company Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA) has earned additional interoperability and security certification by the Department of Defense (DoD) for its latest software release and wearable communication badge, the company said.

The Vocera Communication System met stringent criteria of the DoD Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL), which allows DoD facilities to purchase and operate UC systems over DoD network infrastructures. This certification is essential to the expansion and deployment of Vocera solutions in US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) facilities around the world.

The UC APL was established to maintain a single consolidated list of products that have completed information assurance certification and interoperability testing approved by distributed testing centers, including the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) in Fort Meade, Maryland.

As part of the DoD UC APL certification process, products must pass interoperability and functionality testing to ensure compliance and compatibility with other vendors. The testing also verifies that the platform and product comply with Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).

Vocera Communications offers clinical communications system in healthcare. It delivers secure, integrated and intelligent communication solutions that enable care teams to collaborate more efficiently by delivering the right information, to the right person, on the right device, in the right location, at the right time. Vocera solutions provide hands-free voice communication, secure text messaging, patient engagement tools, and integrated clinical workflow with EHRs, nurse call systems, physiologic monitors and ventilators.