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On-demand: Protect the Safety and Well-Being of Your Staff and Patients

Program Date/Time: Tuesday, March 31st at 3 pm ET/2 pm CT

Every day, clinicians make mistakes due to cognitive overload caused by overwhelming volumes of information from multiple people, devices, and systems.  We must take measures to safeguard nurses, physicians, and other care team members to ensure their safety and the safety of patients.

Join a panel discussion with members of the Vocera leadership team as they discuss some of the most pressing topics facing healthcare today concerning patient and staff safety. These include workplace violence, cognitive overload, and protecting staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to hear and share innovative ways to safeguard patients, nurses, physicians, and other care team members in critical situations. Conversations like this are vital to elevating awareness and action around issues that put healthcare professionals, patients, and families at risk.

Key Takeaways:

  • Find out how staff can communicate safely while wearing personal protective equipment.
  • Learn how workplace violence in healthcare impacts staff safety, resilience and retention.
  • Explore cognitive overload and its impact on care team well-being and patient safety.
  • Discover proven solutions that help improve the safety and well-being of both patients and care team


Brent D. Lang
Brent D. Lang, Chairman & CEO, Vocera

Brent Lang is passionate about protecting and improving the lives of healthcare professionals and patients. He has been on this mission with Vocera for 15 years and has served as the company’s CEO since 2013. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

He was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team and won a gold medal in the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. A long-time leader and athlete, Brent serves on the Leadership Council for Positive Coaching Alliance and is an independent director for the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors.Brent also is a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN
Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vocera

Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, is the chief nursing officer at Vocera, where she works closely with nurses, physicians, IT professionals and other hospital leaders around the world to improve the lives of patients, families and care teams by simplifying workflows and improving clinical communication.

A nurse for more than 30 years, Dr. Collins is a co-founder of the American Nurse Project dedicated to elevating the voices of nurses across the country. Dr. Collins has received several accolades for her work, and in 2019 she was named a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing.

M. Bridget Duffy, MD
M. Bridget Duffy, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Vocera

For more than 20 years, Dr. Bridget Duffy has been disrupting the status quo and redefining the components of an ideal healing and working environment for patients, families and care teams. She is the country’s first chief experience officer in healthcare, establishing that role at the Cleveland Clinic in 2006. Since then, Dr. Duffy has been relentless in her mission to humanize healthcare, co-founding the National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare in 2018 with two physician colleagues.

She also is the co-founder of the Experience Innovation Network which is part of Vocera, and an international group of healthcare leaders who are accelerating human-centered innovations and changing the industry dialogue to focus on building a connected healing ecosystem. Dr. Duffy attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and completed her residency in internal medicine at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

(Moderator) Kathy D. English
(Moderator) Kathy D. English, Chief Marketing Officer, Vocera

Kathy English joined Vocera in February 2016 with more than 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare, industry/solution marketing and marketing communications. Kathy started her career as a critical care nurse before turning to technology marketing.

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