Leading Hospital in Oman Plans to Improve Care Team Workflow and Patient Satisfaction
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA), the leading mobile healthcare communications company, announced today that Sultan Qaboos University Hospital has selected Vocera’s enterprise communication platform to optimize operational efficiency and improve patient satisfaction at the 528-bed academic hospital in Muscat, Oman.
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital is considered one of the leading hospitals in the Middle East, employing more than 2,400 staff and offering education, medical research, and tertiary medical care. The hospital will leverage the intelligence of the Vocera Communication Platform throughout its facility to enable care teams to instantly connect and collaborate on a range of communication devices, including Vocera badges.
“Vocera is the right partner because their solutions align with our vision for an enterprise communication strategy and our planned expansions,” said Eng. Salim Al-Hadhrami, Directorate of Technical Affairs. “Vocera’s device-independent software platform combined with the benefit of hands-free, voice activated badges gives our staff the flexibility they need to communicate quickly without disrupting patient care.”
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital is partnering with Vocera to deploy Vocera’s secure enterprise-grade communication and collaboration system, which received the 2015 HIMSS Middle East Integrated Health Innovations Award in the acute care category.
“Vocera is honored to partner with Sultan Qaboos University Hospital,” said Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera. “It is one of the finest teaching hospitals in the Middle East, with visionary leaders and an impressive track record of innovation. We look forward to working together to improve the healthcare experience for its staff and patients.”
For more information about Vocera’s award winning technology that enables hospitals to streamline workflows and improve patient care, safety and satisfaction, visit Booth #1338 at the 2016 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, or visit www.vocera.com.
About Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said officially opened the University Hospital in February 1990. It is an educational as well as medical institution, performing functions of teaching medical students, undergraduates and postgraduate medical training, research and providing tertiary medical care. It is an integral part of the College of Medicine & Health Sciences and therefore both the services and teaching resources are equally shared and integrated between the two, i.e. shared staff, joint committees. The Sultan Qaboos University Hospital provides a full continuum of care, beginning with complete clinical evaluation, to meet the needs of each patient at each stage of treatment. A comprehensive system of patient services provides flexible treatment options with high quality medical resources to meet a wide variety of needs. The hospitals direction for the future includes a strong commitment to quality healthcare, community engagement and continued support. For more information, visit www.squh.edu.om.
Vocera Communications, Inc. offers the most robust clinical communications system in healthcare. Installed in more than 1,300 organizations worldwide, Vocera 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 and physiological monitors. These solutions help improve operational efficiency, quality of care, safety and satisfaction across the continuum of care. In addition to technology solutions, Vocera drives thought leadership and new standards in care to elevate patient, family, nurse and physician experiences via the company’s research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in San Francisco, Tennessee, Canada, India, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraComm on Twitter.
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