PALO ALTO, Calif. and BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today Vynca, the national leader in advance care planning technology, and the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (Quality Forum) announced a partnership with Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest non-profit academic healthcare system, to assist patients and their families with managing documents related to care decisions when faced with serious, life limiting illness.
Ochsner will be the first healthcare system to join the Quality Forum collaboration with Vynca to manage Louisiana’s statewide electronic Registry for the Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) forms and advance directives.
“Advance care plans are designed to give the patient a voice in situations where they are unable to speak for themselves. Ochsner recognizes digital access to advance care planning documents and LaPOST forms will ensure that our patients, as well as their families and care teams, have the information available when they need it. The partnership with Vynca and the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, allows us to create momentum so that one day digital access for vital advance care planning documents will be the norm,” said Susan Nelson, MD system chair of palliative medicine at Ochsner.
“Enabling care across the care continuum remains our focus and I’m thrilled to welcome Ochsner to deepen the collective goal we have with Vynca,” said Cindy Munn, CEO of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum. “Over the last decade, the Quality Forum has proudly partnered with leading initiatives in advance care planning education that empowers healthcare consumers and providers alike. Vynca continues to show us how we can not only expand adoption of the statewide electronic registry but become a national leader in the value that embracing these practices and products can have on patient care.”