Extension Healthcare is Now Part of Vocera

Written on October 28, 2016 by Rob Born

Vocera and Extension logos

I’ve always been drawn to the dynamics that contribute to a successful team effort. Growing up, I played baseball and football through high school and college. Indeed, I still play competitive baseball. While I enjoy the athletic endeavor of playing sports, it is the common traits of winning teams that have always captured my true interest. In my experience, these traits boil down to three distinct characteristics: a strong sense of shared purpose, embracing the inter-dependent nature of relationships among teammates, and a deep camaraderie that forms through overcoming challenges together.

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The Nightingale Principle Today: using technology to improve patient safety

Written on October 24, 2016 by Mary Jahrsdoerfer

Dr. Mary Jahrsdoerfer

“The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.”
-Florence Nightingale, 1860-

In today’s high-tech hospital environment, how do we mitigate patient harm? In the clinical communication & collaboration (CC&C) space, this is achieved one of two ways: First by closing the gaps in communication surrounding patient care, and secondly, by eliminating redundancy and inefficiencies in clinical workflows. Read Full Article >>


The Direct Link Between a Security Breach and Patient Safety

Written on October 14, 2016 by Michelle Grate

Michelle Grate

Part of my role as the Director of Clinical Services at Extension Healthcare is to ensure my team is aware of security concerns for the IT infrastructure at hospitals, and diligent in protecting patient information and other sensitive health data. We all understand the seriousness of a data breach on an intellectual level, but once you’ve experienced it personally, the practical implications – particularly as it relates to patient safety – become clearer. Read Full Article >>