DoD signs off on Vocera communications platform

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded an Authority to Operate for the Vocera Communication Platform, which certifies that the mobile technology meets security, risk management and privacy requirements stipulated by DoD's Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process.

In addition, the vendor's Care Experience solution has passed a Service Organization Controls 2 Type 1 audit, which means it meets security trust principles established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, according to an announcement. The platform is being used in more than 1,000 healthcare settings, including several DoD facilities including the Evans Army Community Hospital in Colorado, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia, and the Trippler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.

"As the leader in complete enterprise communications solutions for healthcare, protecting customers and patients is a top priority for Vocera," Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera Communications, said in the announcement. "These security milestones reinforce our unwavering commitment to the security and privacy of our customers and the patients they serve." Announcement