PALO ALTO, Calif. & BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vynca, a provider of advance care planning solutions, and the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (Quality Forum) have established a collaboration to help honor end-of-life wishes for residents in Louisiana. The Quality Forum is a not-for-profit health care improvement organization that manages the statewide health information exchange.
The Quality Forum’s partnership with Vynca will allow health care providers across multiple care delivery continuums in Louisiana to electronically complete, store, and access patients’ end-of-life wishes. This collaboration will help enhance the state’s current advance care planning program, which includes the Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) form. LaPOST forms are physician orders outlining the medical treatment that patients with serious, life-limiting illnesses wish to receive at the end of life.
“Since LaPOST was approved by the Louisiana legislature in 2010, the Quality Forum has proudly supported this initiative and advance care planning education as a way to empower health care consumers and providers,” said Cindy Munn, CEO of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum. “With Vynca as our partner, we are confident that the development of the statewide electronic registry will positively impact end-of-life care communication and documentation for consumers and professionals alike.”
“The mission of LaPOST has always been to improve end-of-life care for those with serious, advanced illnesses,” said Susan Nelson, M.D., LaPOST Coalition Chair. “Now, we will have a way to securely complete, submit, query, and access LaPOST documents in real time so that patients’ medical preferences can be honored by their health professionals across the health care continuum.”