Vocera Edge Maximizes EHR Investments and Empowers Mobile Clinicians


Vocera showcased its new cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solution for smartphones called Vocera Edge.

Built for the cloud, Vocera Edge enables healthcare systems to get the most from their investments in electronic health records (EHRs), while empowering nurses, physicians and other members of the healthcare team by providing meaningful information at the point of service. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution enables Vocera to extend its market reach, broaden physician use cases and adoption, and deepen EHR integrations to support patient-centered workflows.

“Vocera Edge is the ideal CC&C solution for any clinic, hospital or healthcare system that invests in smartphone-centric communication to complement its EHR system,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. “Our goal is to provide customers with choices in how they purchase and deploy our solutions. This secure and robust solution is a natural extension of our strategic vision and is uniquely suited to meet the speed and scale of each organization’s needs to improve patient care, safety and experience.

“Two-way communication between Vocera Edge and the hospital’s EHR allows clinicians to complete documentation and manage all patient-centric communications directly from their smartphones,” said Steve Shirley, vice president of technology at the information and information director at Parkview Medical Center.

Interoperability between Vocera Edge and EHRs helps clinicians easily close the loop on patient-centric workflows, including positive patient identification, sample collection, fall risk assessments, digital checklists, etc. Secure messages, voice calls, alerts and alarm notifications are consolidated with task-based contextual information and presented by Vocera Edge to help mobile clinicians make real-time decisions and deliver safe care, effective and efficient.

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