Tag Archives: Clinical

Vocera debuts Smartbadge wearable with aim to improve clinical communications

Brief Published Jan. 8, 2019 Dive Brief: Vocera on Monday launched a new wearable device that lets clinicians communicate with colleagues in both hands-free and handset mode and conduct secure messaging. Combining smartphone and clinical communications features, Vocera Smartbadge is the latest iteration of the Vocera Badge. Among its advantages is a 2.4″ screen that can… Read More »

Clinical Challenges: Team Care for Diabetes

High-risk diabetes patients would benefit from getting team-based care from multiple physicians in an approach that would optimize their treatment for cardiac and metabolic issues, experts said. In the U.S., only 15% of all diabetes care is provided by endocrinologists, who often defer to cardiologists for cardiovascular protection. With the arrival of SGLT-2 inhibitors as… Read More »

When Safe Drugs Become Risky: The Clinical Danger Zone

Each year in the U.S., approximately four billion prescriptions are filled.  That’s a big number.  But perhaps an even “bigger” number is the four to eight million of those dispensed that will potentially involve life-threatening errors. Going to the pharmacy for a necessary medicine is not supposed to be a high-stakes game.  But, even physicians and… Read More »