Electronic Sharing of Advance Care Planning (ACP) Documents

The MeHI is looking to help advance the MA Coalition on Serious Illness Care’s goals of ensuring that patients wishes, preferences and goals of care are both documented and made accessible regardless of place of care.  MeHI is working in collaboration with stakeholders, including the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care (the Coalition), to examine methods, architectures and technologies that can be used by providers to reliably share ACP documents electronically – across systems and platforms – to improve the ability of clinicians, emergency medical services, and other institutional and community caregivers to more quickly and reliably identify a patient’s wishes and care preferences at every setting.

As we know, most people want their care preferences known, respected and shared with all their families and care providers.  Most clinicians want to know and honor their patients' care choices. We know there are many challenges – and many technological options available – to digitizing and sharing these documents. Our goal through this endeavor is to gather sufficient information, data and best practices in order to develop recommendations to the Commonwealth for an innovative, feasible course of action that uses technology to ensure that patients’ wishes, preferences and goals of care are both documented and made accessible regardless of place of care.

December 7, 2017 Public Meeting

Hosted at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, MeHI, EOEA, and the Coalition engaged stakeholders and interested parties to react to presentations and panel discussion, and provide comments on how technology can best make electronic sharing of ACP documents are reality in Massachusetts. 

Meeting Resources:

December 7th Meeting Agenda PDF

Advance Directives Landscape PPT

MeHI and Overview of RFI and Responses PPT

Watch the Recording of the Public Meeting Part 1  Part 2   Part 3 

 

Request for Information for Sharing of ACP Documents (RFI No. 2018-MeHI-01) PDF

Select information submitted by RFI responders Zip File

Other Resources:

Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care

Honoring Choices Mass

The Conversation Project