Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized provider of clinical communication and workflow solutions, has announced that the Vocera Smartbadge has been named a winner in the 2020 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group, the company said.
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.
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.
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. Learn more at www.vocera.com and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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