Vocera announces first clinical communications app for Apple Watch

April 17, 2015

Vocera Communications, Inc., the leading provider of real-time, intelligent communication solutions for mission-critical healthcare environments, today announced the Vocera app for Apple Watch. The Apple Watch enables Vocera to extend the power of the Vocera Communication Platform in new ways so physicians and care teams can engage with and respond to life-critical communications and alerts.

The Vocera app for Apple Watch will allow users to rapidly manage life-critical communications by viewing and responding to prioritized calls, alerts, and messages from other care team members, Electronic Health Records (EHR) and clinical systems, including critical lab values and STAT orders. In addition, users will be able to manage key communication functions by setting their availability to enable proper message routing. The Vocera app also allows users to initiate panic calls in "man-down" emergency situations, improving staff safety.

"Our core mission is to provide secure, integrated solutions that are easy to use and improve care team collaboration," said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. "The Apple Watch offers a revolutionary new way for us to efficiently deliver critical information to the right person, at the right time, in the right place."

"The Vocera app uses the Apple Watch Actionable Notification feature to deliver vital information directly to a user's wrist and leverages Watch Glances to speed time to response," said Gautam M. Shah, vice president of product management at Vocera. "We're excited to leverage Apple Watch to enhance the value and functionality of the Vocera Communication Platform."

This announcement comes on the heels of several new solutions from Vocera designed to address care coordination, including a HIPAA-compliant secure texting solution, and enhanced functionality enabling interactive communications with EHR systems.

The Vocera app will be available this summer from the Apple Watch App Store. Other Vocera apps for iPhone are currently available and can be downloaded from the App Store. Please visit www.vocera.com/watch for more information.


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