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Vocera and Rock Health Connect Industry Leaders to Transform the Healthcare Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), the leading provider of intelligent, real-time communication solutions for healthcare and other mission-critical mobile environments, today announced it will co-host an Innovation Showcase with Rock Health, a seed and early stage venture fund that supports companies building the next generation of healthcare technologies. Rock Health's quarterly Innovation Showcases bring together leading digital health companies with potential customers and partners. This event is designed to connect leading healthcare provider organizations with digital health entrepreneurs to identify, test and accelerate the adoption of emerging innovations that engage patients, improve outcomes and elevate the healthcare experience.

The Innovation Showcase will take place at Rock Health in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 5. Participating providers represent healthcare executives setting the next standard in care delivery, including members of Vocera's Experience Innovation Network, an international group of chief experience officers, physicians, nurses and other industry leaders. During the event, these thought leaders will have a unique opportunity to view, evaluate and partner with a variety of startups including Ambient Clinical Analytics, CellScope, Ginger.io, Mango Health, Omada Health, Smart Patients and Tonic Health.

"The Innovation Showcase is an opportunity for leading providers to review and measure the effectiveness of new technologies that can dramatically transform healthcare delivery," said Malay Gandhi, managing director of Rock Health. "Hosting this event with Vocera allows us to bridge gaps between digital healthcare companies and leading healthcare providers."

The Innovation Showcase coincides with Vocera's eighth semi-annual Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Roundtable on May 6 and 7 in San Francisco, which will feature additional patient-centered technologies and solutions that meet the Quadruple Aim of improving population health, elevating patient-centered care, and reducing costs while restoring joy to the practice of medicine.

"If we truly want to catalyze healthcare transformation and create market differentiation, it is critical to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies that engage and empower patients," said Bridget Duffy, MD, chief medical officer of Vocera and co-founder of the Experience Innovation Network. "The Innovation Showcase is the ideal forum to bring together technology entrepreneurs, patients and providers, and challenge them to go faster to design the next standards of care for the nation."

About Rock Health

Rock Health funds and supports early stage healthcare companies building the next generation of technologies transforming health. Rock Health partners include AARP, Abbott, Blue Shield of California, Boehringer Ingelheim, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Deloitte, GE, Genentech, Harvard Medical School, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, and the VA Center for Innovation. For more information, visit rockhealth.com.

About Vocera

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) empowers teams through intelligent, real-time communication and collaboration in healthcare, hospitality, energy, and other mission-critical mobile environments. Widely recognized for developing smarter ways to communicate, Vocera offers enterprise-class technologies that enable collaboration for mobile teams on their device of choice. Vocera solutions are installed in more than 1,200 organizations worldwide, improving efficiency, quality, safety and outcomes while creating optimal working and healing environments. Via the company's research collaborative, the Experience Innovation Network, Vocera also drives thought leadership for the healthcare industry and new standards in care delivery to elevate patient, family, nurse and physician experiences. Vocera is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in San Francisco, Tennessee, Canada, India, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.vocera.com and @VoceraComm on Twitter.

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CONTACT: Amanda Breeding Edelman 415-229-7649 VoceraTeam@edelman.com

Source:Vocera Communications