Provider of mobile communications solutions for hospitals, Vocera (News - Alert) Communications, announced Tuesday that its Vocera Secure Messaging application has been updated to the latest version, version 4.7. Vocera Secure Messaging, which allows users to track when text, alarm and alert messages are sent, delivered and responded to. This latest update brings real-time synchronization and enhanced integration to the Vocera Voice platform.
In particular, this latest release of Vocera's Messaging Platform provides reliable delivery of critical pages, text messages, alarms and alerts secured by data encryption that is compatible with HIPAA requirements. The platform allows users to send and receive secure messages from smartphones, Web-based consoles or integrated third-party clinical systems. Furthermore, this release includes Active Directory synchronization and authentication, lowering administrative support needs, while increasing security through enhanced device password enforcement.
"Hospitals worldwide are looking for new applications to help solve voice and text communication challenges that delay the delivery of care or result in a poor patient experience," said Brent Lang, president and chief operating officer of Vocera Communications, in a press release. "These new applications expand the Vocera experience beyond the users of the Vocera Communication Badge to those who prefer to bring their own device to share instant voice communication and secure text, alert and alarm delivery."
Vocera also released an update to its Vocera Connect application, available for Android (News - Alert) and iOS, offering one-touch communication for compatible mobile platforms. Connect is meant to complement the hands-free Vocera B3000 Communication Badge which allows hospital personnel to communicate with one another instantly. With Vocera Connect, users can simply use their mobile device to contact other hospital employees over a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
In mid-July, Vocera announced that a military-specific configuration of the Vocera Communications System, including the B2000 Communication Badge, has received Joint Interoperability Test Command certification. This initial certification is valid until June 2015.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman