Floyd Valley Healthcare Implements Mobile App to Improve Human Connections

Floyd Valley Healthcare announced that it will begin offering the Vocera Ease application to improve patient and family communication on March 1. The cloud-based application enables nurses and other healthcare professionals to send secure texts, photos and video updates to a patient’s designated loved ones during their surgical procedure. Family members and friends can respond to updates with emojis, giving immediate feedback and support to caregivers.

OR clinicians and staff can send secure messages, pictures and videos to patients’ friends and families – whether they are in the waiting room, at work, or across the country. Recipients of Vocera Ease updates are selected by the patient, and the app is free for their loved ones. The secure messages, pictures and videos sent disappear 60 seconds after being viewed, and nothing is saved on their mobile devices. Secure, two-way video conferencing between care teams and families can also be supported by the app, enabling another form of real-time communication to help minimize wondering and worrying by loved ones. 

Floyd Valley Healthcarecan also use Vocera Ease to track and improve the healthcare experience in real time. A customizable in-app survey offers a quick way for care teams to monitor patient and family satisfaction.

Patients can download the free  application from their respective app store and customize it to those they wish to alert. More information, including steps to obtain and use EASE, can be found at https://floydvalley.org/medical-services/surgery/.

Floyd Valley Healthcare   

Floyd Valley Healthcare has had a rich history of serving the healthcare needs of people in Plymouth County and the surrounding communities. Floyd Valley Healthcare is licensed by the State of Iowa, affiliated with the Avera System of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is a member of the Iowa and American Hospital Associations.  For more information, visit FloydValley.org. 

About Vocera

The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to improve the lives of healthcare professionals, patients, and families. Founded in 2000, Vocera provides solutions that help protect and connect team members, simplify workflows, increase efficiency, enhance quality of care and safety, and humanize the healthcare experience. More than 2,300 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,900 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected Vocera solutions to enable their workforce to communicate and collaborate with co-workers and engage with patients and families. Mobile workers can choose the right device for their role or task, including smartphones or one of the company’s wearable communication devices, and use voice commands to easily reach people by name, role, or group. The hands-free Vocera Smartbadge was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2020. The Vocera Platform can integrate with more than 150 clinical and operational systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, ventilators, physiological monitors, and more. In addition to healthcare, Vocera solutions are found in aged care facilities, veterinary hospitals, schools, luxury hotels, retail stores, power facilities, and more. Visit www.vocera.com to learn more, and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter. 

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