PALO ALTO, Calif. & PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vynca, a provider of advance care planning solutions, and Legacy Health, a locally owned nonprofit healthcare organization, have collaborated to implement Vynca’s advance care planning technology across Legacy’s six hospital campuses in Oregon and Washington to enhance end-of-life care for patients.
Vynca has been working with the Oregon POLST Registry since 2015 to provide health systems in the state with a streamlined electronic registry for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms—legal documents outlining the care patients want to receive at the end of life or in emergency medical situations. Legacy Health joins several other health systems in Oregon in adopting Vynca’s technology to electronically capture, store, and access patients’ advance care planning documents.
According to John Kenagy, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief information officer of Legacy Health, the deciding factors in adopting Vynca’s platform were the company’s partnership with the Oregon POLST Registry and the smooth integration of its technology with Legacy’s EHR system. “We are always looking for ways to innovate and provide better care and service for our patients,” Kenagy said. “We needed a technology that would seamlessly integrate with our Epic EHR platform, which will allow our 13,000 employees and 650 physicians to easily access and honor the end-of-life wishes of our patients.”