Published on April 30, 2022

App Available for Holzer Surgical Patient

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EASE Application

Holzer Health System is proud to offer the Vocera EASE application to improve patient and family communication for certain surgical procedures at our Gallipolis campus. The application enables healthcare professionals to send secure texts, photos, and video updates to a patient’s designated loved ones during a surgical procedure. Family members and friends can respond to updates.

Patients who are eligible to have family members utilize the EASE app will be notified of how to sign up during the pre-admission process. Our healthcare staff can send secure messages, pictures and videos to patients’ friends and families – whether they are in the waiting room, at work, or across the country. Recipients of Vocera EASE updates are selected by the patient, and the app is free for their loved ones. The HIPAA-compliant, pictures and videos disappear 60 seconds after being viewed, and nothing is saved on their mobile devices. 

“EASE allows our patient’s loved ones to receive real time updates no matter their location,” said Beth Cremeans, MSN, RN, CNOR, Director of Perioperative Services, Holzer Health System. “This helps decrease anxiety and allows for our patients’ loved ones to also have a great surgery experience.”

Holzer can also use Vocera EASE to track and improve the healthcare experience in real time. A customizable in-app survey offers a quick way for our staff to monitor patient and family satisfaction.

“Through the EASE app, we have sent out over 1,200 messages to individuals in 25 states,” shared Cremeans. “The family members of our patients are able to stay up to date with their loved one’s care wherever they may be.” Users of the EASE app are helping Holzer patients feel less worried and are providing them with a great experience.

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About Holzer Health System

Holzer is a not-for-profit regional health system, with two hospital locations; multiple clinical locations; long-term care entities; over 180 providers in more than 30 medical specialties. For more information on Holzer services, visit

About Vocera

The mission of Vocera Communications, Inc. is to improve the lives of healthcare professionals, patients, and families. Founded in 2000, Vocera provides solutions that help protect and connect team members, simplify workflows, increase efficiency, enhance quality of care and safety, and humanize the healthcare experience. More than 2,300 facilities worldwide, including nearly 1,900 hospitals and healthcare facilities, have selected Vocera solutions to enable their workforce to communicate and collaborate with co-workers and engage with patients and families. Mobile workers can choose the right device for their role or task, including smartphones or one of the company’s wearable communication devices, and use voice commands to easily reach people by name, role, or group. The hands-free Vocera Smartbadge was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2020. The Vocera Platform can integrate with more than 150 clinical and operational systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, ventilators, physiological monitors, and more. In addition to healthcare, Vocera solutions are found in aged care facilities, veterinary hospitals, schools, luxury hotels, retail stores, power facilities, and more. Visit to learn more.

Vocera® and the Vocera logo are trademarks of Vocera Communications, Inc. registered in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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