Communication Solution Meets Stringent Information Assurance Standards Required for Department of Defense Use
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA), a provider of mobile communication solutions focused on addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals, announced that a military-specific configuration of the Vocera Communications System, including the B2000 Communication Badge, has received Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification. The Vocera Communications System has met the stringent Information Assurance (IA) requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD).
“Achieving JITC certification demonstrates Vocera’s ongoing commitment to assisting DoD healthcare facilities in their goal of providing the highest standard of care for active and retired military personnel and their families,” said Gregg Young, vice president, Health Systems for Vocera Communications. “The Vocera system streamlines processes to allow care teams to provide the best patient experience which is critical to positive patient outcomes.”
The Vocera Communications System is currently deployed in eleven DoD medical facilities. The Vocera System allows hospital staff to connect with critical hospital personnel and resources through voice commands, reducing time wasted looking up names or phone numbers or waiting for a response to a call for help.
Vocera’s initial certification is valid through June 2015 (subject to the discretion generally reserved by JITC to identify issues that Vocera would have to address in the future). Vocera expects to apply for new JITC certifications in the future for new products and major releases.
Vocera provides mobile communication solutions addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals today. We help our customers improve patient safety and satisfaction, and increase hospital efficiency and productivity through our Voice Communication solution, Secure Messaging applications, and Care Transition solutions. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Vocera solutions are installed in more than 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com.