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Vocera Communications is set to acquire US-based PatientSafe Solutions which has been designed address the clinical workflow needs of regional health systems and small to midsize healthcare facilities.

By consolidating secure messages, voice calls, alerts, and nurse call notifications with the electronic medical record (EMR) data, PatientSafe Solutions will enable care teams to expedite mission-critical workflows management in one mobile smartphone app.

Vocera Communications chairman and CEO Brent Lang said: “This acquisition positions us well to extend our reach into small and mid-size hospitals with a simple-to-deploy and easy-to-use solution.

“We anticipate this transaction will also accelerate our evolution to the cloud and provide opportunities to strengthen key relationships, extending our communication and collaboration solutions to support more frontline workers across the continuum of care.”

PatientSafe Solutions can close the loop on patient-centered workflows by integrating well with EMRs and other clinical and operational systems.

The workflows include positive patient ID, specimen collection, fall risk assessments, clinician documentation, among others.

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Using the contextual, task-based information presented by the app, nurses, physicians, and other care team members will be able to make real-time decisions to provide safe and effective care.

Clinicians can use PatientSafe Solutions to securely access patient data from the EMR at the point of care, unifying workflow tasks, and digital checklists specific to each patient.

PatientSafe Solutions CEO and president Si Luo said: “With Vocera’s robust salesforce and clinical approach to designing and deploying solutions, we can reach more healthcare organisations and advance our shared mission of improving the safety and well-being of patients and care teams.”

The transaction is expected to close in the next few days.