Vocera manufactures a revolutionary wearable communication device, which is worn by hospital staff like a security badge. The badges are wireless communicators that enhance the interaction options in healthcare facilities. They enable hands-free voice communications, receive secure text messages and deliver prioritized alarms and alert notifications. The system enables users to broadcast to groups, initiate and join conference calls or deliver schedule reminders. Now staff, for example, can answer patient calls without going to the nurse station or the patient's room.
Vocera integrates with more than 140 clinical systems such as EHRs, nurse call, patient monitoring, patient flow, interactive patient engagement and real-time location systems. One such integration is with the Rauland Responder 5 Nurse Call System.
Rauland's Responder 5 uses the Hospital Facility PBX to facilitate nurse calls. Answering calls requires automated dial back sequences which are controlled by middleware interfacing to a facilities PBX. Patton's SmartNode VoIP Gateway is need to facilitate integration of these systems and is required to translate the telephony signaling and audio into the SIP standard protocol used by Responder 5 and the Vocera devices.