The solution receives alarms from patient monitors and uses staff assignment information to
deliver ancillary alarm notifications of critical alarms to clinician's mobile devices and
desk phones (fixed devices).
This section summarizes the new features in this release.
Updates to ensure communication between the Messaging Console and existing devices.
Adding the ability to create required functional roles without a group, to support Staff Assignment.
Miscellaneous updates for the data model and referencing existing elements in the UI.
Add support for some new XMPP fields in existing rules.
Update workflows to let core determine the host and protocol.
Templates and Templeted Events
Vocera has created a standard set of enabled rules other than our Custom rules. This allows users to spend more time communicating and less time typing.
This feature is available on Cisco and XMPP devices.
Default Rules for Escalations and Paths on Non-Clinical Datasets
Standardized implementation on Nurse Calls, Labs, Orders, and Reports to enable escalations.
Standardized implementation on Nurse Calls, Labs, Orders, and Reports for the Level, Role, and Group delivery paths.
Enhanced XMPP to support delivery to Vocera badges:
Added additional rule configuration fields to allow badge delivery.
Changed XMPP messages and added additional content to reflect updates in the Unified Client.
Enhance the Presence feature to allow the ability to set an optional duration limit for an unavailable presence.
Changed workflows and rules to support the
Updated workflows and rules to handle DM's and Nurse Calls as a consequence of changes in groups and places.
Updated additional workflows, rules, and conditions for changes in the Users and Groups data model.
Updated various workflows, rules, and conditions for changes in the Places, Patients, and Assignments data model.
Added default rules to link a group to a TargetGroup, which is necessary for Nurse Calls and other alerts using the To dataset.
Removed workflows such as ManageFacility and ManageUsers that the WebUI handles in
Added default aliases to support some adapters that were not updated for the
Made the following changes to Staff Assignment:
Added the ability to associate one or more units to a location. This allows assignments for groups through a unit location.
Added the ability to associate a group with a required functional role.
Updated the Manage Locations workflow to ensure you can only have one Unit linked at a time.
Implemented the following changes to procedures for making Group Assignments:
Instead of using hard-coded links for first_unit, second_unit, etc, you now make group assignments to a location using functional roles. That is you create a location and link it to a required functional role with the desired group and a functional role. Use the role name for conditions in rules in the default solution and take care to ensure the correct functional role name is chosen. Then associate that location with every unit for which that group covers alerts.
Finally, ensure the conditions on the send rules are set to expect the correct group(s) at the correct level(s). This setting enables a group to respond at different levels in different units (as in previous versions of EMDAN), while only requiring a one-time setup of links.
This section provides information about fixes and improvements made to the
The following issues are fixed in
There was an issue where, when No Caregiver rules were run on clinical alerts, the alert could trigger a second time after the user accepted the alert. This has been corrected. (SOL-2840)
If multiple users sent in a Cancel simultaneously, a situation could occur where the nursecall_id was not properly reset. This has been corrected. (SOL-2318)
The following issues are fixed in
A condition was added to the contact detail rules to only fire for groups, and prevent key conflicts. (SOL-2621)
The SEND rules for XMPP at the secondary and tertiary escalation levels no longer display the wrong level description in the Additional Content field. (SOL-2615)
Rules have been added to ensure that groups are now linked to target groups based on the Vocera Phone Number field, under contacts in the WebUI. (SOL-2508)
The CREATE AND LINK ENDPOINT rule has been moved back to the DataUpdate adapter, so it is on all sites by default. This ensures that DMs work correctly. (SOL-2462)
The Manage Locations workflow, which allows Locations to be linked to Units, now allows a user to link (and unlink) one or more Units to a Location. (SOL-2430)
This section provides information about known product defects and limitations in the current release.
CUCM users that are also configured as an Administrator on Templeted Events, cannot complete the Templeted Event. (SOL-2858)
Workaround: CUCM users should NOT be configured as an Administrator on Templeted Events.