Stillwater (Okla.) Medical Center wanted to keep nurses and respiratory or physical therapists at bedsides rather than having them going back and forth to nurse stations to check for new orders.

So the hospital bought the Vocera wireless communication badge system to integrate with its Rauland-Borg call system, which integrates with the Meditech electronic health record. Now, when a physician enters an order, the call system locates the patient room, and the nurse or therapist are notified via the Vocera badge that there is a new order; then, they access the order through the EHR.

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