HIMSS Annual Conference 2018 March 5-9, 2018 Venetian Palazzo Sands Expo Center Las Vegas, NV
AAHPM Annual Assembly March 14-17, 2018 Hynes Convention Center Boston, MA
The National POLST Paradigm is a voluntary approach to end of life planning that emphasizes eliciting, documenting and honoring the treatment preferences of seriously ill or frail individuals using a portable medical order called a POLST Form. If a seriously ill or frail patient wants to use a POLST Form, his/her health care professional will
My grandfather was the patriarch of his family, at the center of a tightknit Lebanese immigrant community in Toronto, Canada. Some of my warmest childhood memories are from Sundays at my grandparents’ home, where there was always family, community, and delicious food.
December 5, 2017 H&HN An electronic upgrade has given health providers at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital greater access to patients’ end-of-life care wishes. The recently implemented upgrade allows OHSU Hospital providers to electronically retrieve information from Oregon’s Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment registry. Susan Tolle, M.D., director of the OHSU Center for Ethics
Just four hours earlier, Sallie Cutler had been sharing Mother’s Day lunch with her mom, Alyce Cheatham. Then, that same evening, Cheatham, 96, landed in a Portland, Ore., emergency room, lethargic, unable to speak and paralyzed on her right side by a massive stroke. Cutler now admits her first impulse was to demand action. But
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