The American Hospital Association Awards Exclusive Endorsement to the Vocera Hand-Off Solution

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AHA selected the Vocera Hand-Off Solution for endorsement following an intensive evaluation process dedicated to helping hospitals improve patient safety and increase communication effectiveness. The Vocera solution was shown to be intuitive and inclusive, supporting multidisciplinary use by physicians, nurses, and patients.

“We’re honored to receive this endorsement, which was earned based on the flexibility and breadth of the Vocera Hand-Off Solution,” said Bob Zollars, Chairman and CEO of Vocera Communications, Inc

The American Hospital Association (AHA), has exclusively endorsed the Vocera Hand-Off Solution as the preferred patient hand-off solution for its membership of nearly 5,000 hospitals and 37,000 health care professionals. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

The Vocera solution improves hand-off performance -- at change of shift, during patient transfers, and at physician sign-out -- minimizing the possibility of error and missed connections. Complementing existing communication and electronic medical record systems, the Vocera Hand-Off Solution helps hospitals and ambulatory care providers standardize, manage, and monitor the transition of medical information across care teams.

“Our work with hospitals across the country has conclusively shown hand-off communications to be a root concern for hospitals aspiring to elevate patient safety and streamline flow,” said Anthony Burke, president and CEO, AHA Solutions, Inc. “The Vocera Hand-Off Solution is a proven technology for ensuring medical information about a patient is efficiently and effectively transferred between care providers.”

AHA selected the Vocera Hand-Off Solution for endorsement following an intensive evaluation process dedicated to helping hospitals improve patient safety and increase communication effectiveness. The Vocera solution was shown to be intuitive and inclusive, supporting multidisciplinary use by physicians, nurses, and patients.

“We’re honored to receive this endorsement, which was earned based on the flexibility and breadth of the Vocera Hand-Off Solution,” said Bob Zollars, Chairman and CEO of Vocera Communications, Inc. “We’re committed to helping nurses and physicians prevent complications during these vital transitions of care.”

For more information on the Vocera Hand-Off Solution, and to see a live demonstration, please visit Vocera at HIMSS Booth # 4450 in Orlando, FL (February 21-23, 2011) or call 800-331-6356.
Vocera’s Immediate Response Communications Systems also have the exclusive endorsement of the AHA.

About AHA
The American Hospital Associationis a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals and health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit http://www.aha.org.

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Incis a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of finance, human resources, patient flow and technology. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision-making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at (800) 242-4677 or visit http://www.aha-solutions.org.

About Vocera Communications, Inc.
Vocera Communications, Inc. is the leading provider of voice communications systems designed to restore the human connection to healthcare. By providing integrated communications solutions for both voice and alarm and alert systems, Vocera allows care teams, patients, and loved ones to exchange critical information at the point of care. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Vocera system is installed in more than 700 hospitals with more than 500,000 daily users worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices in Tennessee, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Vocera's mission is to enable our customers to save steps, save time, and save lives. For more information, visit http://www.vocera.com.

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