I’ve mentioned Vocera a couple of times in the blog and they have some more interesting news this week. Not only are they looking to hire people (which is great in this economy and IT industry in general) they are also looking to grow via acquisition. The HealthcareIT website reports they have purchased two companies in the hospital worker space – Clinical Health Communications and Integrated Voice Solutions.
“We see tremendous synergies between the OptiVox and VoiceCare hand-off applications and the Vocera communications solutions,” says Guille Cruze, CEO of Clinical Health Communications. “We are very excited to join a company that shares our vision for excellence and commitment to the highest levels of patient care.” Cruze will join Vocera’s executive team as vice president and general manager of hand-off communications. Prem and Janet Chopra, founders of Integrated Voice Solutions, developers of the VoiceCare product, will serve as strategic advisers to Vocera.
In a rare request for a CEO these days, Zollars asked Healthcare IT News for help in getting the word out about Vocera’s need for new employees. Having made more than 30 hires in the third quarter of FY10, he expects there will be 28 open positions in Q4. “We’re constantly looking for new talent to help us deliver for our customers.”