Solutions for Patients
Document patients’ preferences to receive the care they want, even if they’re unable to communicate their wishes.
Patients want to be equal partners with hospitals, care facilities, and caregivers concerning the type of care they receive. That’s especially true when it comes to end-of-life care planning. Hence, patients need to feel assured that their end-of-life care preferences are respected by all parties involved.
The key to making sure patients have a say in their care is to share their most current advance care planning directives all along the care continuum. Doing so helps improve the quality of care because each caregiver and facility know exactly what the patient wants. That can be challenging, due to the number of records a typical patient generates over his or her lifetime.
Care Directives’ Advance Directive Information Exchange (ADiE) make it easier for patients to make their end-of-life care plans known to caregivers and care facilities. ADiE stores such advance care planning documents as POLST/MOLST forms, Advance Directive, online medical directive, legal directive, and similar recoupments. As a result, these records can be easily accessed by the patient’s provider at the point of care to generate better health outcomes. Because these records are readily available, patient care is based on accurate, up-to-date information. That can lead to fewer errors and unnecessary treatments and admissions—and more importantly, happier patients.
Features and benefits
ADiE gives patients:
- A greater voice in the type of care and treatment patients receive and request
- An opportunity for patients to plan for and document end-of-life care planning
Records that are easily available to care, providers, hospitals, and EMS at the point-of-care
- Greater autonomy in making end-of-life care planning decisions
- Text translation of ACP documents into 11 languages
- Decreased likelihood of unnecessary care and their associated costs