Vocera Smartbadge Wins 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best Internet-of-Things Healthcare Wearable Device

Annual program recognizes outstanding healthcare technology solutions
and companies

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$VCRA #VoceraSmartbadgeVocera
Communications, Inc.
 (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical
communication and workflow solutions, today announced the Vocera
Smartbadge
won the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award for “Best
Internet-of-Things Healthcare Wearable Device.” More than 3,500
nominations from more than 15 countries, were submitted to this year’s
MedTech Breakthrough Awards, an independent program honoring excellence
in health and medical technology solutions, services, companies and
leaders.

The award-winning Smartbadge was introduced earlier this year, launching
a new category of wearable communication. The durable, light-weight, and
intelligent device was purpose built for healthcare. Combining
hands-free calling capability of the Vocera Badge with smartphone
functionality, the Smartbadge empowers clinician agility and accelerates
patient care. Its 2.4” touchscreen enables clinicians to receive
prioritized clinical events, read notifications with patient context,
and securely text, while a dedicated, one-touch panic button makes it
fast for staff to get help in emergency situations.

“The development and adoption of Internet-of-Things is one of the most
exciting developments in the healthcare industry today, and Vocera is
taking an innovative approach in creating powerful IoT solutions for
improved communications,” said James Johnson, managing director, MedTech
Breakthrough. “The Vocera Smartbadge employs breakthrough technology
that delivers numerous tangible benefits that ultimately improve the
lives of patients, families and care teams. We are excited to recognize
Vocera for its success and this well-deserved 2019 MedTech Breakthrough
Award.”

The mission of the MedTech
Breakthrough Awards
is to honor excellence and recognize innovation,
hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology
categories, including robotics, clinical administration, telehealth,
patient engagement, electronic health records, mHealth, medical devices,
and more.

“We are thrilled to receive this MedTech Breakthrough Award for the
Smartbadge, which is another leap forward in our mission to support
real-time health systems around the world,” said Brent Lang, president
and CEO at Vocera. “This accolade could not have been achieved without
customer input and the many Vocera employees who worked tirelessly to
design, build and launch this one-of-a-kind device that is changing the
way care teams communicate.”

The Smartbadge leverages the full software capability of the Vocera
Platform – voice calling, messaging, clinical alerts and alarms, and
more. Clinicians can reach the right team member by simply saying a
person’s name, role or group, and the hands-free device routes alerts
and messages directly to specific clinicians based on staff assignments
and intelligent rules. The Smartbadge will integrate with more than 140
clinical and operational systems, including electronic health records,
nurse call systems, physiologic monitors and more.

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 offers the leading platform for
improving clinical communication and workflow. More than 1,850
facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,600 hospitals and healthcare
facilities, have selected our clinical communication and workflow
solutions. Care team members use our solutions to communicate and
collaborate with co-workers by securely texting or calling, and to be
notified of important alerts and alarms. They can choose the right
device for their role or task, including smartphones or our hands-free,
wearable Vocera Smartbadge and Vocera Badge. Interoperability between
the Vocera Platform 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 power
facilities, schools, libraries, retail stores, and more. Vocera
solutions make 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.

Contacts

Shanna Hearon
Vocera Communications, Inc.
[email protected]
669-999-3368

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