Sydney LHD rolls out Vocera badges to EDs after trial by fire during Delta

Sydney Local Health District is rolling out Vocera’s hands-free wearable communication devices to its emergency departments following a quick-fire trial in its ICUs during the Delta outbreak of COVID-19 in September last year.

Royal Prince Alfred and Concord hospitals have adopted the new technology in their EDs as well as ICU, with Canterbury Hospital’s ED in the process.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Sydney Local Health District, Vocera


0 # Terry Hannan 2022-03-30 08:57
This is a novel solution for improving communications during an epidemic. The resolution of these issues was an urgent requirement during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. The adaptation of existing technologies in the presence of a highly fatal infectious disease using an existing open-source EMR helped resolve many of the communication issues and defined guidelines for the management of future epidemics such as COVID.
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2. OpenMRS as an emergency EMR—How we used a global good to create an emergency EMR in a week.

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