San Jose, Calif.-based Vocera Communications Inc., which sells wireless, one-touch voice communication and documentation software that works on wireless badges or smart phones, has acquired two companies selling complementary technology.

Terms of the acquisitions of Clinical Health Communications, Knoxville, Tenn.; and Integrated Voice Solutions, Chattanooga, Tenn., were not disclosed. Both companies have voice-based software that uses landline or mobile phones and workflow/reporting technology to record, monitor and manage patient hand-off communications, an area that is new to Vocera.

Clinical Health Communications' OptiVox application and the VoiceCare product of Integrated Voice Solutions use customizable voice prompts to standardize the format of each hand-off. Reports are generated and indexed for quick retrieval via any computer, telephone or mobile device. A Web interface provides real-time monitoring of the process.

More than 140 hospitals use OptiVox or VoiceCare. With the acquisitions, Vocera now serves about 650 hospitals. More information is available at, and

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