MyDirectives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2019

CONTACT: Heather Cabal, West End Strategy Team
heather@westendstrategy.com, 202-776-7700

Healthcare Industry-Leading Organizations Offer MyDirectives
to Improve Care, Quality and Outcomes

SAN FRANCISCO – With the 2019 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference underway, leaders across the industry are discussing interoperability and the social and clinical value of quality digital advance care planning as well as their excitement to scale their creation and use.  Dallas-based ADVault, Inc., today announced a variety of partners using its global digital advance care planning platform MyDirectives®, to enable their consumer users to make sure their voice is accessible 24/7.

“For more than a decade, ADVault has worked with industry leaders to help providers know more about the people they treat,” said ADVault CEO Jeff Zucker from inside J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference. “Simply put, the shift to values-based care in a person-centered healthcare system requires us to know what people value. We are honored to work with these organizations among others to ensure people have a voice in their care.”

“Helping all those we serve to think about the care they want when facing a medical crisis and helping them make sure their wishes are known are a significant part of our organization's public education and engagement efforts. Providing the option to store one's advance care plans — such as in the free MyDirectives cloud — will help make this planning tool accessible when it might be needed." Edo Banach, CEO The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 

“We’ve been helping people understand these complex healthcare issues and carefully document their personal wishes for years. Partnering with ADVault lets us enter 2019 with momentum to scale our capacity to help more people have a voice in their care.” John Carney, president and CEO Center for Practical Bioethics.

“The Horizon Foundation is happy to be in our third year of partnership with ADVault on our Speak(easy) Howard campaign,” said Nikki Highsmith Vernick, president and CEO of the Horizon Foundation. “We look forward to everyone in Howard County naming a healthcare agent and to having that information available to all Maryland healthcare providers now that ADVault is recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission.”

“With more than 15 years of TRIAD clinical research in advance care planning, I know the status quo on patient safety and quality is still unacceptable.  We’re thrilled to be fixing that with the team at ADVault.” Dr. Ferdinando L. Mirarchi, CEO The Institute on Healthcare Directives and founder of MIDEO.

 Interviews with ADVault leaders are available to reporters on site at J.P. Morgan and by phone. Please contact, Heather Cabral, 202-550-6880. To stay up to date with conference happenings, follow #JPM19 on social media.

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About ADVault, Inc., and MyDirectives®

With consumer users in over 40 countries, MyDirectives®, a service of Dallas, Texas-based ADVault, Inc., is the world’s leading all-digital advance care planning platform.  MyDirectives lets people create, store, update and share the free MyDirectives digital advance care plan or upload any third-party digital or paper-based advance care plan or POLST documents.  Additional information can be found at MyDirectives.com or this TEDx Talk.