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Vocera and HIMSS Analytics Explore the Impact of Workflow Interruptions - Margaret Kelly - 05-02-2018

Vocera and HIMSS Analytics Explore the Impact of Workflow Interruptions on Clinician Well-being
Research findings and report to be released during virtual briefing on May 1, 2018
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 30, 2018 – Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, is releasing a research report in conjunction with HIMSS Analytics about the impact of interruptions on clinician stress and burnout. Vocera worked closely with HIMSS Analytics to design a survey that was conducted during the 2018 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition.
Approximately 150 clinical and IT leaders from health systems, hospitals and outpatient facilities participated in the study. Findings from the research will be released during a HIMSS Learning Center free virtual briefing on May 1, from 1-2 p.m. ET.
Bryan Fiekers, senior director of research services at HIMSS Analytics will discuss survey results, interruption challenges in clinical workflows, and how interruption fatigue is impacting patient care and clinician well-being. Benjamin Kanter, MD, chief medical information officer at Vocera will address these finding and discuss ways clinical and IT leaders can monitor, measure, and manage interruptions to improve clinician resilience and patient experience.
“It’s not enough to view multiple technology vendors’ usage reports on interruptions in isolation and manually compile data to decipher trends,” said Dr. Kanter. “We must find a solution that aggregates the data and tells the complete story to understand a day in a life of a physician or nurse and help simplify their workflows and reduce interruption fatigue.”  
To register for this HIMSS Learning Center virtual briefing, click here. The complete research report will be available after the online event.
About Vocera
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. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera continues to offer the leading platform for clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,700 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our solutions for team members to text securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable Vocera Badge. Interoperability between Vocera and more than 140 clinical and operational systems helps reduce alarm fatigue, speed up staff response times, and improve patient care, safety and experience. In addition to healthcare, Vocera is at home in luxury hotels, aged care facilities, nuclear facilities, libraries, retail stores and more. Vocera makes a difference in any industry where workers are on the move and need to connect instantly with team members and access resources or information quickly. In 2017, Vocera made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Learn more at www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
Vocera® and the Vocera logo are trademarks of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their respective owners.
Shanna Hearon
Vocera Communications, Inc.