The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the winners of the Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge. ONC selected the winning submissions from over 140 competing teams and almost 7,000 submissions using an ONC-provided dataset. “Patient matching” in health IT describes the techniques used
PALO ALTO, Calif. & RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vynca, a provider of advance care planning solutions, and The Carolinas Center, a nonprofit serving a network of hospices and palliative care organizations across North and South Carolina, have established a partnership to offer an online platform where individuals can electronically record their healthcare wishes and securely share them
PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vynca, a provider of sustainable advance care planning solutions, and Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health care network in Northern California, today announced a collaboration to improve doctor and patient communication and documentation focused on advance care planning. Vynca offers a comprehensive software solution to capture, store, and access Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining
PALO ALTO, Calif. & DOVER, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vynca, provider of sustainable advance care planning solutions, and Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), the nation’s first statewide health information exchange, have established a partnership to facilitate the capture, storage and sharing of end-of-life medical orders across the care continuum. Vynca offers a comprehensive software solution to capture, store,
The board of directors of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has approved a two-and-a-half-year project to develop an electronic registry for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). POLST is a standardized form that clearly states what level of medical treatment a patient wants during serious illness or toward the end of life. POLST gives
OHSU News ePOLST will help health systems more accurately document, access end-of-life treatment wishes for seriously ill patients.