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BetaBoston announces Vecna’s Robot Race

Beta Boston

Robots, on your mark. This spring, Vecna Technologies, a developer of electronic health record systems, will hold a 5K run for humans starting at its Cambridge office and winding around the city. But the company is extending an invitation to local robots that can cut a 100-meter dash. People and bots will race on separate […]

Fighting Ebola With Robots and An App Called JEDI

In West Africa, a crisis group and two technology companies are building a high-tech clinic to bring better communications and data to the fight. Vecna CEO, Deborah Theobald, came to Liberia (where Ebola is still raging) in late November to help bring an Ebola treatment unit into the 21st—or 22nd—century. The  new medical software, called […]

The First Attempt to Digitize Ebola Health Records

Ebola treatment in West Africa is going digital. Keeping detailed patient records during the Ebola outbreak can be a nightmare. Currently, health care workers use very basic methods, ranging from scanning files to writing on white boards to calling results across rooms to simple memorization. But the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a crisis organization is […]

Vecna Cares deploys first EMR and robot to fight Ebola in West Africa

The first robot and networked tablets are making their way today to an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, where they will give aid workers their first chance at sharing data about the deadly outbreak. For doctors and nurses accustomed to scribbling patient notes on pieces of paper in any of the Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) […]

Healthcare Informatics reports on Vecna Cares’ work in Haiti

In an interview with Deborah Theobald, CEO and Co-Founder of Vecna, and Executive Director of Vecna Cares, Mark Hagland of Healthcare Informatics learns what “giving back” means in the healthcare IT development community. In this transcript, Deborah explains the Vecna Cares intellectual property and charitable model as well as their most recent implementation in Camp […]

C2C Transforming Patient Care With Vecna Cares’ mHealth Registries

CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Marketwired – Sep 16, 2014) – Care 2 Communities (C2C), has partnered with Vecna Cares to improve patient care at the Camp Coq clinic in Haiti. C2C has installed Vecna’s CliniPAK, a turnkey healthcare IT platform with plug-and-play implementation and longterm data capture and reporting capabilities for health systems in underserved areas worldwide.

Deborah Theobald Featured in Harvard International Review

In the Spring 2014 edition of the Harvard International Review, Deborah Theobald confronts the biggest challenges to implementing and adopting healthcare IT as faced by rural and underserved communities worldwide – and what she’s doing to make a change. Read the full article here.

Vecna Cares Featured in mHealth News

Vecna Cares Charitable Trust was highlighted in mHealth News. Executive Director Deborah Theobald discussed the work Vecna Cares is conducting in Nigeria and Kenya in conjunction with partners Qualcomm (through its Wireless Reach Initiative), and InStrat Global Health Solutions. 

Vecna Hosts MassTLC’s Robotics Cluster Meeting at Cambridge Campus

CAMBRIDGE, MA – On September 18, members of the robotics group from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council converged upon Vecna’s Cambridge campus for a monthly cluster meeting. At this roundtable event, participants talked about state and federal funding opportunities, heard updates on the MassTLC Robotics Report, and viewed demonstrations of Vecna’s innovative solutions.

Vecna Sponsors WPI Career Fair

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Vecna participated in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) 2012 Career Fair, held on WPI campus in Worcester, MA. Billed as the school’s largest career fair to date, this event provided an excellent opportunity for Vecna’s recruiting team to interact with prospective candidates and answer questions. 

CliniPAK™ Featured on Xconomy.com

CAMBRIDGE, MA – On August 30, Xconomy.com published an article describing the work that Vecna Cares is doing in Africa using Vecna’s CliniPAK™ mobile triage and record capture unit. Xconomy.com is a site dedicated to highlighting trends and innovations in the high-technology industry in cities through the US. The article features extensive dialogue with Vecna’s […]

Vecna Cares™ Upgrades CliniPAK™ Units in Kenya

CAMBRIDGE, MA — The Vecna Cares Charitable Trust continues to work with clinics in the Transmara District of Kenya to bring healthcare IT solutions to remote communities. Last month, Vecna Cares upgraded the CliniPAK software at Enoosaen and Olereko clinics with new features for improved patient outreach, data capture and reporting capabilities. The upgraded CliniPAK […]

Vecna Cares Brings Smartphone Health Delivery Technology to Africa

NAIROBI, KENYA — Vecna Technologies’ software development engineers are teaming with the Vecna Cares Charitable Trust to bring advancements to medical records and eHealth in Kenya and Tanzania. Vecna delivered an additional set of Android–based smart phones to the Continuous Treatment and Care (CTC) Clinic at Mbagathis Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya in January.

Vecna Cares Brings Mobile Health Solutions to Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, – Vecna Cares Charitable Trust, an extension of Vecna Medical, launched a project in Nairobi, Kenya to bring updated reporting solutions to local health clinics via mobile health technology. The work is being done in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania and is funded through the National Institutes of Health.

Vecna Cares Sponsors Charitable 5K Road Race

COLLEGE PARK, MD, – Vecna Technologies, Inc. sponsored its 6th annual College Park Cares 5K (CPC5K) charitable road race to benefit community health. Over 200 runners and 40 private and corporate sponsors contributed donations, raffles, and prizes. Funds raised by over 200 runners and sponsors will benefit a number of charities within Prince George’s County.

Why Giving Matters

Arthur C. Brooks writes that acts of charity–giving money, serving others, even donating blood–create a remarkable return, lifting us spiritually and financially. This supports Vecna’s commitment to give back to the communities in which we work and live. Full Article

Vecna Introduces CliniPAK™ at ATA Conference in Las Vegas

Vecna attends ATA conference in Las Vegas and receives warm welcome of self–service vitals kiosk and CliniPAK mobile health solution. Many of the sessions held at the Las Vegas conference focused on new technologies for support of international health initiatives and medical disaster management.