Advance Care Planning

Seeking partner non-profit organizations who serve South Asian or Chinese communities | 9/10/2020

Advance Care Planning is a process that allows people to prepare for their future health care decisions. Our community-led education model helps people learn about and begin Advance Care Planning . We have adapted the model to make it more culturally appropriate for people of South Asian or Chinese background. It’s also translated into Punjabi, Cantonese and Mandarin. It doesn’t matter if your organization hasn’t provided any Advance Care Planning

Province announces funding for palliative care in Alberta | 9/9/2020

… a $20-million commitment to improving palliative care. $5-million will be given to the Covenant Health Palliative Institute to increase access to palliative and end-of-life services as well as to promote advance care planning . $1-million will be provided to the Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association to establish in-person and online support groups, develop Alberta’s first telephone grief support line, and expand worships on palliative care …

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Province to spend $20 million to enhance palliative care | 9/9/2020

… access to end-of-life care for patients and their families. $5 million will be provided to the Covenant Health Palliative Institute to increase access to palliative and end-of-life services and promote advance care planning so Albertans can ensure their wishes are honoured. Additionally, $1 million will be provided to the Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association (AHPCA) to establish in-person and online support groups, develop Alberta’s first …

Fighting COVID-19: Collaboration, trust and standardisation | Healthcare IT News | 9/8/2020

… with patients - together with their family members and significant others - about their future and what they consider to be important regarding healthcare and treatment, ideally resulting in shared decision-making. This process is called Advance Care Planning (ACP). He said: “A good conversation about end-of-life care should become a normal part of modern medicine, we have to break that taboo. “COVID-19 was a crisis situation and thus …

View from the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Karl Steinberg, President-Elect of AMDA | 9/8/2020

Dr. Steinberg is passionate about high-quality advance care planning , geriatric and palliative care , and bioethics. I recently had a chance to talk with him about AMDA, antibiotic stewardship, and more. AH: You are the president-elect of AMDA, the country’s preeminent professional organization for physicians who focus their practice on the post-acute and long-term care sector. Can you briefly describe what AMDA is and touch on its …

Hospice offers Advance Care Planning session | The Brattleboro Reformer | Brattleboro Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic | 9/5/2020

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Area Hospice’s Taking Steps Brattleboro (TSB) program will host a Zoom Advance Care Planning/Advance Directive Question and Answer Information session on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. If you are interested in attending, contact Don Freeman by at [email protected] or 802-257-0775 ext 101 and leave your contact information so you can receive the Zoom invitation and/or telephone call-in number. Interested people are …

Meet Elleah, Center for Hospice Care’s Community Education Coordinator | 9/2/2020

What do you do at The Hospice Foundation ?My role is to help develop the Center for Education & Advance Care Planning program as well as create end-of-life educational opportunities throughout the community. The CEACP is involved in several community events such as “Death by Chocolate” as well as Panel Discussions which have just transitioned to a virtual platform! These events are designed to normalize the conversation about the …

Hollywood Royalty Join Forces with New Jersey Non-Profit to Encourage Those Who May Become Seriously Ill with Coronavirus to Take Action | PR Newswire | 9/1/2020

… in any other state and often, that high-intensity care is unwanted and burdensome to patients and their families. GOCCNJ works with its members to raise awareness about and increase access to high-quality advance care planning and end-of-life care services such as palliative and hospice care. The Coalition believes human interests, values, and dignity must be at the core of medical decision-making, and they aspire to …

Advance Care planning session set for Wednesday | The Brattleboro Reformer | Brattleboro Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic | 8/31/2020

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Area Hospice’s Taking Steps Brattleboro (TSB) program will host a Zoom Advance Care Planning /Advance Directive Question and Answer information session on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. If you are interested in attending, contact Don Freeman by email: [email protected] or call 802-257-0775, ext. 101 and leave your contact information so you can receive the emailed zoom invitation and/or telephone call-in number. Interested people are …

COVID-19 work-arounds are silver linings for homeless programs - Prescott eNews | 8/31/2020

… audio-only telehealth, Watts said. In the past, reimbursement for telehealth had to include both audio and video, but the government lifted that requirement during the pandemic for behavioral health counseling, annual wellness visits, advance care planning , tobacco and smoking cessation counseling, and patient education services. Many unhoused people have cellphones, but they don’t necessarily have smartphones, Dr. Regina Olasin, chief medical officer at Care for the Homeless in New …

What They’re Watching: Jeannette Koijane | 8/31/2020

Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Jeannette Koijane is the Executive Director of Kokua Mau Inc ., a resource for information on advance care planning , hospice, and palliative care. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss the importance of palliative care. These remarks were recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic during our previous convening. Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the …

Advance Care Planning is Wrong: Podcast with Sean Morrison | 8/28/2020

… American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, is about as inside palliative care as one can get. Sean argues in his Journal of Palliative Medicine piece that we should stop putting resources into making advance care planning and advance directives work. For decades, we have tried and tried, pouring $300 million dollars into research, untold intellectual capitol, at the expense of those resources going toward other areas of need such …

COVID-19 Homeless Work-Arounds Turn Into Silver Linings - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting | 8/28/2020

… audio-only telehealth, Watts said. In the past, reimbursement for telehealth had to include both audio and video, but the government lifted that requirement during the pandemic for behavioral health counseling, annual wellness visits, advance care planning , tobacco and smoking cessation counseling, and patient education services. Many unhoused people have cellphones, but they don’t necessarily have smartphones, Dr. Regina Olasin, chief medical officer at Care for the Homeless in New …

Inaugural Class of MIDEO® University Graduates with ACPE Certification | PRWeb | 8/26/2020

… to change the landscape of end-of-life care. - Karen Wyatt, MD ERIE, Pa. The MIDEO® University graduation marks the completion of a three-month course of study, and matriculation in the role of Advance Care Planning Educator (ACPE). The ACPE Certification was created by IHCD’s training arm with Your Voice Directives, to ensure consistent, high-quality education and evidence-based training to support the delivery of MIDEO® Advance Care …

Only 25% of older Australians have an advance care plan. Coronavirus makes it even more important – The Conversation AU | 8/26/2020

… health-care system to provide care that matches the person’s preferences . Yet research shows only 25% of older Australian adults accessing health and aged-care facilities have documented their wishes for future care through advance care planning . What is advance care planning ? Advance care planning is about discussing your goals for future care, in case of a time when you’re unable to communicate or make your own decisions. It works …

Getting Upstream: A Hospice Playbook for Value-Based Care | 8/26/2020

With a new arena of payment options emerging in 2021, hospice providers are honing in on strategies to deliver value-based care amid a sea of risks . A heavier focus on advance care planning could be crucial for hospices making the play to participate in the Medicare Advantage demonstration project and Primary Care First payment models. Beginning January 2021, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will add a …

Advance Care Planning in Australia during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Now More Important Than Ever | 8/25/2020

Craig Sinclair (University of New South Wales), Linda Nolte , Ben White (Queensland University of Technology), Karen Detering (Austin Health), Advance Care Planning in Australia during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Now More Important Than Ever , 50 (8) Internal Med. J. 918 (2020): The novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) outbreak has led to rapid and profound changes in healthcare system delivery and society more broadly. Older adults, and those living with …

Healthcare Disparities Emerge in End-of-Life Hospice Care Access | Patient Engagement HIT | 8/25/2020

… of life, with 28 percent of all hospice stays being regarded as short. Fourteen percent of those with cancer only utilize hospice for the final three days of life, the researchers reported. READ MORE: Advance Care Planning See Five-Times Increase During COVID-19 What’s more, there are some racial health disparities at play here. Overall, Black patients are less likely to receive hospice care and more likely to receive …

Using the Five Wishes Document for Planning Future Care | 8/21/2020

Search City & State or Zip Please enter a city and state or postal code Please enter a valid city and state (city, state) or postal code Using the Five Wishes Document for Planning Future Care Sunrise Senior Living August 20, 2020 Most people are probably in agreement that advance care planning is important. The COVID-19 crisis has shined a spotlight on just how quickly health status can change at …

Evidence-Based Program: Respecting Choices | 8/20/2020

Evidence-Based Program: Respecting Choices Respecting Choices Advance Care Planning programs support adults at any age or stage of health in understanding and sharing their personal values, life goals, and preferences regarding future medical care. The goal of advance care planning is to help ensure that people receive medical care that is consistent with their values, goals, and preferences during serious and chronic illness. Additional topic includes caregiver support. Note …

Advance care planning in the community in the context of COVID-19 | 8/20/2020

What enables or hinders people in the community to make or update advance care plans in the context of Covid-19, and how can those working in health and social care best support this process? Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of advance care planning (ACP), and presents opportunities to widen access to its benefits, in the context of raised public awareness of how …

Optimize Your Vision – Dr. Brent Wallis on WWL Radio | 8/20/2020

Advance Care Planning - Dr. Brent Wallis on WWL Radio Jul 30, 2020 Call toll-free at 1-800-978-9765 to speak with a plan representative, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. TTY users may call 711 . This information is not a complete description of benefits. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Peoples Health is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract to …

Clinician Perspectives on Barriers to Advance Care Planning Among Vulnerable Patients | 8/20/2020

Clinician Perspectives on Barriers to Advance Care Planning Among Vulnerable Patients First published: 20 August 2020 Share full text access Share full-text access Please review our Terms and Conditions of Use and check box below to share full-text version of article. I have read and accept the Wiley Online Library Terms and Conditions of Use Shareable Link Use the link below to share a full-text version of …

Uptake and Trends in the Use of Medicare Advance Care Planning Visits | 8/20/2020

Uptake and Trends in the Use of Medicare Advance Care Planning Visits First published: 20 August 2020 Share full text access Share full-text access Please review our Terms and Conditions of Use and check box below to share full-text version of article. I have read and accept the Wiley Online Library Terms and Conditions of Use Shareable Link Use the link below to share a full-text version …

Barriers and Facilitators in Advance Care Planning Visits for Medicare Patients: Evidence from National Case Studies | 8/20/2020

Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA Research Objective In 2016, Medicare began reimbursing clinicians for advance care planning (ACP) discussions to better align patient preferences and care. While meant to encourage ACP, utilization of billing codes remains low for reasons incompletely understood. Our objective was to analyze clinician and system‐level workflow barriers and facilitators related to ACP discussions with Medicare patients, including the uptake of Medicare ACP billing codes. Study …

Electronic Medical Record

Inaugural Class of MIDEO® University Graduates with ACPE Certification | PRWeb | 8/26/2020

… The MIDEO® University graduation marks the completion of a three-month course of study, and matriculation in the role of Advance Care Planning Educator (ACPE). The ACPE Certification was created by IHCD’s training arm with … understand. MIDEO® can be accessed outside or inside of an electronic medical record and provides assurance to medical teams that they are providing the right care at the right time. Advance Care Planning Educators fulfill …

Medicare

Healthcare Disparities Emerge in End-of-Life Hospice Care Access | Patient Engagement HIT | 8/25/2020

… the end of life. “Use of hospice care is on the rise in the United States—with most deaths of Medicare beneficiaries occurring while receiving hospice care, a significant increase in the last decade,” the … final three days of life, the researchers reported. READ MORE: Advance Care Planning See Five-Times Increase During COVID-19 What’s more, there are some racial health disparities at play here. Overall, Black patients are …

COVID-19

The right words matter when talking about advance directives - STAT | 4/28/2020

advance care planning and how our understanding of advance directives is likely shifting in light of the barrage of headlines about Covid-19. advertisement Above all, we must recognize that creating anxiety over the pressure to prepare for things we ultimately can’t control can harm people. While social distancing, do your other patriotic duty: have The Conversation about serious illness care In partnership with the Cambia Health Foundation, our coalition …

Medicare Advantage

Embracing End-of-Life Plans Can Lead to Better Skilled Nursing Care — While Reducing Unnecessary Costs | 12/4/2019

… tech solutions have emerged to ease the end-of-life planning process. Vynca, for instance, markets itself as a digital advance care planning company with an integrated IT platform that holds care planning paperwork in … controversial study points to a higher rate of hospitalizations with Medicare Advantage patients who underwent advance care planning. The study, however, contains certain limitations, such as leaving out reasons for hospitalization and not knowing the …

Preventative Care

Development of standardised programme content for phase II cardiac rehabilitation programmes in Australia using a modified Delphi process | BMJ | 12/3/2019

… with round 1; however, there was still clear consensus on which statements would be essential, desirable or inappropriate ( table 3 ). Advance care planning as part of the initial assessment module scored 6 and therefore was … quality of secondary prevention care is an issue globally. Optimal preventative care (ie, prescription of preventative medications, lifestyle advice and referral to CR) is estimated to occur in only 25% of the Australian cardiac population …

Telehealth

Development of standardised programme content for phase II cardiac rehabilitation programmes in Australia using a modified Delphi process | BMJ | 12/3/2019

… Furthermore, we aimed for the standardised programme content to be applicable across a range of delivery modes (face-to-face, telehealth, web or mobile phone). Methods This work was undertaken by the National Heart Foundation … which statements would be essential, desirable or inappropriate ( table 3 ). Advance care planning as part of the initial assessment module scored 6 and therefore was deemed inappropriate and was omitted. View this table: Table 3 …

Palliative Care

Advance care planning workshop offered in Lenoir | News | hickoryrecord.com | 11/30/2019

LENOIR—Advance care planning is a process to help your loved ones know how to speak for you if you are ever unable to make your own medical decisions. It is planning for the unexpected. Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care partners with the Caldwell Senior Center to offer an Advance Care Planning Workshop at no cost to the community on Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Senior Center …

HIPAA

Nathan Kottkamp Joins Waller | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

… as a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and clients rely on his experience with HIPAA and other data privacy and security matters. He has been recognized as a “Leading … both the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. He is also a member of the Advance Directives Task Force Committee of the Supreme Court of Virginia Commission on Mental Health …

Behavioral Health

Nathan Kottkamp Joins Waller | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

… behavioral healthcare services providers, specialty physician practices, outpatient and ambulatory care providers, and post-acute and long-term care providers. Additionally, he represents healthcare providers before professional and licensing boards, and he has successfully obtained certificates of public need for dozens of critical projects. Kottkamp is the founder and chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day , which educates and empowers both the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance …

McGill University

BEYOND LOCAL: Why talking about death shouldn’t be so taboo | 11/18/2019

… about their future care Nov 17, 2019 8:55 PM By: The Conversation File photo This article, writen by Tamara Sussman , McGill University , originally appeared on The Conversation and has been republished here with permission: I … our future health care and what’s important to us — called advance care planning — have shown distinct benefits. In fact, research shows that as many as one third of seriously ill, hospitalized older people are receiving …

Patient Satisfaction

Family Caregiver Beliefs May Sway End-of-Life Provider Communication | Patient Engagement HIT | 11/6/2019

Patient Satisfaction News Family Caregiver Beliefs May Sway End-of-Life Provider Communication The study found a belief that a miracle could save a loved one influenced caregiver choices, giving insight into provider communication. A … of high-risk patients — or patients who would benefit from advance care planning — died within six months of the evaluation. Sixty-five percent died within 18 months of evaluation. This comes compared to only four …

Home Care

November 5, 2019 | 11/5/2019

advance care planning in nursing homes, it is difficult to find enough details about interventions to allow comparison, replication and translation into practice. OBJECTIVES: We report on the development and description of the ACP+ program, a multi-component theory-based program that aims to implement advance care planning into routine nursing home care. We aimed to 1) specify how intervention components can be delivered; 2) evaluate the feasibility and acceptability …

Care Intervention

Practicing primary palliative care: A call to action | The Bulletin | 11/1/2019

… basic tenets of practicing primary palliative care into our practices and when training the next generation of surgeons. Upstream palliative care intervention also was found to reduce less aggressive care at the EOL at the … during the decision-making process—including efforts to routinely address advance care planning by surgeons with patients and/or their surrogates—are necessary to ensure that patients receive the care that they want and to …

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Practicing primary palliative care: A call to action | The Bulletin | 11/1/2019

… from medical oncology should inform our practice as surgical oncologists with respect to palliative care integration, and surgeons should adopt American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommendations for routine palliative care integration from the advanced … during the decision-making process—including efforts to routinely address advance care planning by surgeons with patients and/or their surrogates—are necessary to ensure that patients receive the care that they want and to …

National Institutes of Health

Practicing primary palliative care: A call to action | The Bulletin | 11/1/2019

… discussed during their hospital admission or postoperative course. Improved communication during the decision-making process—including efforts to routinely address advance care planning by surgeons with patients and/or their surrogates—are necessary to ensure … practice and education. J Surg Oncol. 2019;120(1):17-22. National Institutes of Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Perioperative Palliative Care Surrounding Cancer Surgery for Patients and Their Family Members (PERIOP-PC). Available at …

Case Management

Cook - Tampa, FL, , USA #jobs #Tampa pls RT | 10/29/2019

… advance care planning. EPIC (Empath Partners in Care) is a nonprofit provider of medical case management, counseling and pharmacy services to Tampa Bay area residents with HIV. As a member of Empath Health, our focus is helping clients achieve treatment success so they can live a healthy life, providing support to caregivers and family members and educating the community on the prevention of HIV.We are currently seeking an experienced and …

Medicaid

Trump administration delays start of new primary care payment model to 2021 | FierceHealthcare | 10/25/2019

… the Primary Care First payment model until 2021 after originally proposing a start date of 2020. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released Thursday the request for applications for the five-year model, which … pressure, diabetes hemogloblin A1c poor control, colorectal cancer screening and advance care planning,” CMS said on its website. RELATED: Humana’s Broussard: Payers need to support providers in transition to value-based care Physicians participating in …

Advance Care Plans

Vynca, Cone Health, And Triad HealthCare Network Partner To Improve Advance Care Planning In North Carolina | Health IT Outcomes | 9/4/2019

… be easily found in the electronic medical record. Vynca, Cone Health, and THN announced today a partnership to implement Vynca’s advance care planning technology to enhance end-of-life care for patients throughout the Piedmont … Mind My Health is a free online tool that stores advance care plans and makes them available to individuals whenever and wherever needed. Through this partnership, Vynca will support the digital completion of advance directives …

Pediatric Care

Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice Professionals Partner with Turn-Key Health to Deploy Specialized Community-Based Palliative Care Program | Business Wire | 6/27/2019

… office locations and three Hospice Inpatient Facilities, Community Healthcare of Texas serves 25 counties in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco areas. Community Healthcare of Texas brings over 23 years of adult and pediatric care experience offering hospice care, palliative care, education, child life specialists, emotional and spiritual support and grief care to families as they travel the path of terminal illness. Community Hospice of Texas dba Community Healthcare of …

Community Health

Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice Professionals Partner with Turn-Key Health to Deploy Specialized Community-Based Palliative Care Program | Business Wire | 6/27/2019

… well as quality oversight and management of member populations. This structured approach solves for the problems of poor quality, low satisfaction and extreme high cost during the last 6-18 months of life. About Community Healthcare of Texas As the largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider in Texas, Community Healthcare of Texas has been providing end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients since 1996. With six …

Coordinated Care

Community Hospice of Texas and Providence Hospice Professionals Partner with Turn-Key Health to Deploy Specialized Community-Based Palliative Care Program | Business Wire | 6/27/2019

… plan members sustainable high-quality in-home care in the North Central Texas area. Victoria Jingle, CEO, CHOT, says, “As a progressive healthcare organization, we recognize this as an opportunity to facilitate better coordinated care for the Medicare Advantage plan members in the 25 counties in the North Central Texas area. Our entire organization is excited to collaborate with Turn-Key Health because it provides us with an opportunity to …

ACO

Vynca Raises $10.3 Million in Series B Funding | PR Newswire | 6/19/2019

PALO ALTO, Calif. , June 19, Vynca, the nation’s leading advance care planning solution, announced today that it has secured $10.3 million in Series B funding from First Trust Capital Partners, OCA Ventures, and Spectrum Health … Partnering with over 80 hospitals, as well as health plans, ACOs, and five state registries, Vynca clients are realizing an impact in terms of higher quality of care at the end-of-life and the …

Kno2

Care Directives Opens Up Advance Directive and POLST Registry Access During COVID-19 Health Crisis | PR Newswire | 4/22/2020

PRNewswire/ – Care Directives, a provider of purpose-built solutions to share and receive advance care planning documents, announced today free access to its registry of advance directives, POLST and durable power of attorney for healthcare … respected during this unprecedented time.” Care Directives is partnered with Kno2 and Vouched to facilitate provider access to their ADiE application. The company’s cloud-based platform supports over 2.7 million advance directive and POLST form …

Electronic Exchange of POLST and Advance Directive Forms Between Hospitals and Post-Acute Care | PR Newswire | 1/10/2018

BOISE, Idaho and MURRIETA, Calif. , Jan. 10, Kno2 ®, the company that provides Kno2: Interoperability as a Service™ (IaaS) to everyone in healthcare, and Care Directives, an organization that makes Advance Directives and Physician-Ordered Life … post-acute care providers and hospitals to send and receive Advance Care Planning (ACP) documents such as Advance Directives and POLST forms via Direct messaging and document query within their normal workflows. Kno2’s interoperability …

Generator Ventures

Advance Care Planning Solution Company Vynca Raises $10.3 Million | 6/27/2019

Leading advance care planning solution Vynca has raised $10.3 million in Series B funding Vynca, a leading advance care planning solution, announced it raised $10.3 million in Series B funding from First Trust Capital Partners, OCA Ventures, and Spectrum Health Ventures along with key strategic individual investors. Existing Vynca investors including Generator Ventures and the Ziegler LinkAge Longevity Fund also participated. This round of funding will be used for fueling …

Advance care planning company Vynca lands $10.3M in Series B funding | MedCity News | 6/23/2019

… advance care planning, has nabbed $10.3 million in Series B funding. Investors included First Trust Capital Partners, OCA Ventures and Spectrum Health Ventures, as well as “key strategic individual investors,” according to a news release . Current Vynca investors such as Generator Ventures and the Ziegler LinkAge Longevity Fund also took part. The money will help the company with new product development and its expansion into new geographies. Founded in 2013 …

OCA Ventures

Advance Care Planning Solution Company Vynca Raises $10.3 Million | 6/27/2019

Leading advance care planning solution Vynca has raised $10.3 million in Series B funding Vynca, a leading advance care planning solution, announced it raised $10.3 million in Series B funding from First Trust Capital Partners, OCA Ventures, and Spectrum Health Ventures along with key strategic individual investors. Existing Vynca investors including Generator Ventures and the Ziegler LinkAge Longevity Fund also participated. This round of funding will be used for fueling …

Advance care planning company Vynca lands $10.3M in Series B funding | MedCity News | 6/23/2019

The funding came from various investors, including First Trust Capital Partners, OCA Ventures and Spectrum Health Ventures, among others. Post a comment / Jun 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM Shares 0 Vynca , a Palo Alto, California-based startup focused on advance care planning, has nabbed $10.3 million in Series B funding. Investors included First Trust Capital Partners, OCA Ventures and Spectrum Health Ventures, as well as “key strategic individual investors,” according …

Spectrum Health

Vynca and Spectrum Health Partner to Improve Advance Care Planning in Western Michigan | PR Newswire | 4/22/2020

PRNewsfoto/Vynca, LLC) (PRNewsfoto/Vynca, LLC) PALO ALTO, Calif. and GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Today Vynca , the national leader in advance care planning technology, and Spectrum Health , an integrated health system providing care to more than 415,000 patients, announced a partnership to assist clinicians and patients in digitally creating and sharing advance care planning documents across the Spectrum network. In response to COVID-19, Spectrum quickly deployed Vynca’s web portal with …

Advance care planning company Vynca lands $10.3M in Series B funding | MedCity News | 6/23/2019

The funding came from various investors, including First Trust Capital Partners, OCA Ventures and Spectrum Health Ventures, among others. Post a comment / Jun 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM Shares 0 Vynca , a Palo Alto, California-based startup focused on advance care planning, has nabbed $10.3 million in Series B funding. Investors included First Trust Capital Partners, OCA Ventures and Spectrum Health Ventures, as well as “key strategic individual investors,” according …

Penn Medicine

As Healthcare Professionals Plan for COVID-19, You Should Too | PR Newswire | 3/26/2020

… documenting their wishes for medical care. Beginning on Monday, 3/30 and continuing through 4/24, David Barile , MD, Palliative & Geriatric Physician, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center and Founder and Chief Medical Officer, GOCCNJ and Stephen Goldfine … access free tools and resources about COVID-19 and the advance care planning process. After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar via computer or phone will be sent. According to Dr …

Family Caregiver Beliefs May Sway End-of-Life Provider Communication | Patient Engagement HIT | 11/6/2019

… do not always provide a space to record end of life wishes can also encumber engagement efforts. New data from Penn Medicine has offered up an at least partial solution to that problem. READ MORE … of high-risk patients — or patients who would benefit from advance care planning — died within six months of the evaluation. Sixty-five percent died within 18 months of evaluation. This comes compared to only four …

Ryan Van Wert

Vynca and Spectrum Health Partner to Improve Advance Care Planning in Western Michigan | PR Newswire | 4/22/2020

PRNewsfoto/Vynca, LLC) (PRNewsfoto/Vynca, LLC) PALO ALTO, Calif. and GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Today Vynca , the national leader in advance care planning technology, and Spectrum Health , an integrated health system providing care to more than … importance of advance care planning during the current pandemic,” stated Ryan Van Wert , MD, CEO and co-founder of Vynca. “By engaging patients and their loved ones in these important conversations, Spectrum is giving their …

Vynca and Five Wishes Partner to Make Advance Directives Digitally Available Across the Care Continuum | PR Newswire | 10/3/2019

PALO ALTO, Calif. and TALLAHASSEE, Fla. , Oct. 3, Vynca , the nation’s leading advance care planning technology solution and Five Wishes , the country’s most preferred advance care planning program that allows people to make healthcare decisions … with leading advance care planning programs like Five Wishes,” stated Ryan Van Wert , M.D., co-founder and CEO of Vynca. “Five Wishes empowers individuals to discuss and document their care preferences. Couple this with our …

Alex Azar

Race Data for COVID-19 Patients Key to Assess Health Disparities | Patient Engagement HIT | 4/14/2020

… the wellness of marginalized, minoritized, and medically underserved communities,” AMA and partner signatories wrote in a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “While COVID-19 has not created the circumstances that have brought about health … Islander Physicians. READ MORE: Coronavirus Spread Shines New Light on Advance Care Planning The spread of the novel coronavirus has shone an unflattering light on the health inequity plaguing the US medical system and social …

Trump administration delays start of new primary care payment model to 2021 | FierceHealthcare | 10/25/2019

… include a patient experience of care survey, controlling high blood pressure, diabetes hemogloblin A1c poor control, colorectal cancer screening and advance care planning,” CMS said on its website. RELATED: Humana’s Broussard: Payers need to support … just paying for procedures,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar during a speech Thursday before the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network 2019 summit in Washington. CMMI has not released a request for …

Edo Banach

NHPCO To Welcome Suzi Johnson as New Chief Operating Officer | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 9/9/2019

… combination of current know-how and vision for future of person-centered model of care,” said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach. “Suzi Johnson has these skills and more and is prepared to advance our … she has also led the development of a system wide advance care planning program. Sharp HospiceCare has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2012 AHA Circle of Life Award and in 2019 the …

NHPCO To Welcome Suzi Johnson as New Chief Operating Officer | Globe Newswire | 9/9/2019

… combination of current know-how and vision for future of person-centered model of care,” said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach. “Suzi Johnson has these skills and more and is prepared to advance our … she has also led the development of a system wide advance care planning program. Sharp HospiceCare has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2012 AHA Circle of Life Award and in 2019 the …

Cathy Hamel

Gilchrist Offers Informed Choices, Better Care for Elderly With Serious Illness | PR Newswire | 10/17/2017

… more and more people are struggling to cope with a serious illness or with care for an aging parent,” said Cathy Hamel , Gilchrist’s president. “We want people to know that Gilchrist is here to meet … bereavement services to 6,500. The organization also counsels people on advance care planning, guiding them through decisions about their treatment and helping them make informed choices about their end-of-life care. ABOUT GILCHRIST Gilchrist …

Gilchrist Offers Informed Choices, Better Care for Elderly With Serious Illness | PR Newswire | 10/17/2017

… more and more people are struggling to cope with a serious illness or with care for an aging parent,” said Cathy Hamel , Gilchrist’s president. “We want people to know that Gilchrist is here to meet … bereavement services to 6,500. The organization also counsels people on advance care planning, guiding them through decisions about their treatment and helping them make informed choices about their end-of-life care. ABOUT GILCHRIST Gilchrist …