PALO ALTO, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — During the Coronavirus pandemic, advance care planning is more important than ever. That’s why Vynca, the nation’s leading advance care planning technology solution has teamed up with PREPARE™ for Your Care (PREPARE), an evidenced-based, person-centered, multi-media advance care planning program that uses video stories to guide individuals through the process of choosing a medical decision maker, preparing for medical decision making, and completing easy-to-read advance directives in English and Spanish for all 50 states.
The two organizations have partnered to make digital advance care planning more accessible to individuals and healthcare providers.
Vynca clients will now have access to all of PREPARE’s online materials. Clinicians and patients can store completed PREPARE advance directives on the Vynca platform so they can be made digitally available across the Vynca network. Vynca will also verify that all important fields on the directive are completed.
“During this pandemic, many hospitalized people may not be able to speak for themselves, and sadly, family and friends cannot visit,” states Rebecca Sudore, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and creator and founder of PREPARE. “People are pitching in and giving back in so many ways. Doing advance care planning is one important way to give back to our family, friends, communities and frontline medical providers.”
Vynca currently houses more than 1 million active advance care plans. Partnering with over 100 hospitals, as well as health plans, ACOs, medical groups and state registries across 14 states, these organizations are realizing an impact in terms of higher quality of care at the end-of-life and the avoidance of unwanted health care interventions.
“In light of COVID-19, frontline physicians are urging people to create advance care plans,” stated Ryan Van Wert, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Vynca. “Engaging patients in advance care planning and accessing care plans should be a top priority for all healthcare organizations. PREPARE’s advance directive is geared towards the most vulnerable populations. Making sure these advance directives are available to clinicians during this time helps prioritize ICU beds and the allocation of ventilators to those who truly want them.”