DALLAS – A|D Vault, Inc., announced that it has used Direct Edge protocols and HL7’s FHIR Resources to incorporate a person’s goals and preferences into the medical record. This non-clinical, consumer-generated data is key to helping healthcare payers and providers navigate the shift toward value-based payments.
Participating in the HL7 FHIR Connectathon 14, A|D Vault, its technical partners MaxMD and ZeOmega®, and HL7 CDA expert Lisa Nelson, showed how payers can locate this information, and how providers can use these goals and preferences to support care planning and improve the quality of care.
Personal advance care plans are consumer-generated, updated responses to questions that can give meaningful insight into a person’s values, goals and preferences for medical care. They can also tell medical personnel who is authorized to speak for a person in an emergency. A|D Vault’s free-to-consumers MyDirectives® and MyDirectives MOBILE™ platforms help people create their own emergency, critical and advance care plans.
A|D Vault and its partners demonstrated how payers can advocate on behalf of their members by making sure providers know that a person’s advance care plan exists and where it can be found. Payers who use A|D Vault’s platform do not get access to the content of a person’s decisions, just the digital address so they can help doctors locate that information in a crisis. One such payer, Louisville, Kentucky-based health insurance industry leader Humana, Inc. (NYSE: HUM), with over 13 million members, announced its initial work with A|D Vault in early 2015 and subsequently announced its expanded use of the MyDirectives platforms to help certain members get their voices heard in case they have an emergency and cannot communicate. Other payers are expected to follow suit.
About A|D Vault, MyDirectives.com & MyDirectives MOBILETM
Dallas, Texas-based A|D Vault, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring that emergency first responders, doctors, nurses and caregivers always have access to the most important voice in healthcare – the patient’s. A|D Vault is the leader in digital emergency, critical and advance care planning. Its MyDirectives® and MyDirectives MOBILE™ platforms are used today by people in all 50 states and in more than 40 foreign countries, giving them and their loved ones the assurance that their voices can be heard if they suffer a healthcare crisis. MyDirectives helps consumers record their medical treatment goals, preferences and priorities, as well as other critical personal information, on the device and in the format that is most convenient and comfortable for them. A|D Vault then works with personal health record and electronic medical record vendors, as well as healthcare providers and payers, to make all of that information securely available on demand, whenever and wherever needed.