Vecna CEO Introduces the Convenient Care Model at Boston Unconference

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Vecna’s CEO, Deborah Theobald, unveiled the Convenient Care Model at the 2012 unconference hosted at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA, on September 14. This event brought together health innovators, advocates, providers, patients, and other parties interested in empowering healthcare engagement. The event proved relevant for the unconventional and creatively disruptive model that liberates patients, providers and health administrators and allows the most convenient actions to be the actions that save time, save money and save lives while increasing patient engagement.

Deborah’s four-minute, four-slide presentation about Vecna’s Convenient Care Model outlined how the inconveniences preventing effective patient engagement in healthcare can be eliminated through the use of open-systems technologies that bridge the gap between patients and providers; facilities, the home and the community. Vecna is building out on this model and encouraged other like-minded organizations to focus on providing tools to consumers (patients) and providers that will increase awareness and demand while putting pressure on large health information technology and EMR providers to break down closed system innovation barriers.

Vecna’s three main product lines, hospital logistics robotics (QC Bot®), infection surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship software (QC PathFinder®), and patient self-service, position Vecna for powerful interoperability and automation in healthcare. Vecna’s AHA-endorsed patient self-service solutions include a Patient Web Portal, patient check-in kiosks, digital signage, patient flow management products, and wayfinding tools. All of these solutions enable patients to access and manage information about their care. participants responded enthusiastically to Deborah’s presentation. Reflecting on her attendance at the event, Deborah notes, “ was a great opportunity to spread the message that the path of least resistance in healthcare can be not only the most convenient but also the most effective.” She continues, “Increased patient engagement is the key to addressing some of the main challenges in the healthcare industry today. Vecna’s solutions overcome these challenges by bringing the Convenient Care Model to life and empowering patients to be stakeholders in their own care and in the healthcare system at large. It was gratifying to see other attendees enthusiastically embrace the convenient care model’s principles and acknowledge its potential as a framework for shaping future healthcare innovation.”

Vecna’s commitment to this model informs its innovative solutions and underscores the importance of using technology to engage healthcare participants. To learn more, visit