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Certification supports NHS leadership in cyber security protection
Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced it achieved Cyber Essentials Plus Certification after completing a rigorous technical audit of the company’s internal and external IT systems. Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of security certification within the Cyber Essentials program that is endorsed by the United Kingdom Government to demonstrate an organization has appropriate protections against the most common cyber threats.
Cyber Essentials evaluates five technical security controls that organizations should implement to defend against the majority of internet-borne threats. The certification standard verifies secure configuration, boundary firewalls and internet gateways, access control, patch management and malware protection.
"We are committed to protecting our customers, partners and employees in the UK and around the globe," said Brent Lang, Chairman and CEO of Vocera. "Earning the Cyber Essentials Plus Certification underscores our focus on the highest levels of security and service. We also recognize and support National Health Service leadership in requiring vendors to be Plus Certified to ensure that patient and personal health information is rigorously protected."
Vocera achieved Cyber Essential Plus Certification through the IASME consortium, an accreditation body appointed by the UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre. The certification number for Vocera is IASME-CE-012233.
The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals, patients, and families while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency and humanize the healthcare experience. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera offers the leading platform for improving clinical communication and workflow. More than 2,300 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,900 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected our solutions. Care team members use our solutions to communicate and collaborate with co-workers by securely texting or calling, and to be notified of important alerts and alarms. They can choose the right device for their role or task, including smartphones or our hands-free, wearable Vocera Smartbadge and Vocera Badge. They can create a richer, more human connection for patients and their loved ones before, during, and after care using Vocera Ease applications. Interoperability between the Vocera Platform and more than 150 clinical and operational systems helps reduce alarm fatigue; speed up staff response times; and improve patient care, safety, and experience. In addition to healthcare, Vocera solutions are found in luxury hotels, aged care facilities, retail stores, schools, power facilities, libraries, and more. Vocera solutions make mobile workers safer and more effective by enabling them to connect instantly with other people and access resources or information quickly. Vocera has made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America, and the Vocera Smartbadge was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2020. Learn more at www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm and @VoceraEase on Twitter.
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