FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 1, 2015
Jill Cashen, West End Strategy Team
MyDirectives® Expands Relationship with Humana
Digital platform now provides advance care planning services for Humana Medicare members
DALLAS and LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Advance care planning company ADVault, Inc. and Humana Inc.(NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leadinghealth and well-being companies, announced today the expanded use of MyDirectives.com and MyDirectives MOBILETM for Humana’s Medicare Advantage members seeking digital solutions for emergency, critical and advance care planning.
An emergency, critical and advance care plan is a comprehensive document that can include elements of a living will, healthcare power of attorney and a person’s wishes on specific medical treatments and preferences. A thorough plan, when accessible, can help individuals share important information about their healthcare preferences with their medical teams and loved ones.
“The MyDirectives® system allows people to create, update, personalize and share their care plan with anyone at any time,” said Jeff Zucker, ADVault CEO. “It includes all the elements of an advance directive and also allows consumers to enhance their plan by including video and audio messages and by attaching other documents such as physician orders for life sustaining treatments. We are honored that Humana is extending its use of our platform, continuing its commitment to getting the individual’s voice heard during a healthcare crisis.”
Beginning today, Humana Medicare Advantage members have access to MyDirectives through Humana Points of Care, a secure web portal that provides valuable resources and education to members and their care teams.
“We’re pleased to add this fully digital tool to the advanced care plan offerings we already have in place for our Medicare members,” said Humana At Home President Eric C. Rackow, M.D. “Everyone benefits when they have a good quality advance care plan that can be shared and found when necessary, and this is yet another way Humana can help support our members and their caregivers.”
Humana also has a number of advanced care planning tools available to members without internet access, including its LifeKeeper Advance Care Planning Guide.
About MyDirectives.com & MyDirectives MOBILETM
MyDirectives®, a service of Dallas, Texas-based ADVault, Inc., is the first completely digital emergency, critical and advance care planning platform. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for becoming the first small business to be Blue Button® compatible, which allows individuals to easily, quickly and securely download their electronic healthcare records, MyDirectives is also the only advance care planning platform to receive meaningful use certification from HHS.
With consumer users in all 50 United States and over 25 countries, MyDirectives’ Universal Advance Digital Directive (uADD)™ is the first all-digital emergency, critical and advance care plan simplifying more than 200 legalistic advance directive forms used throughout the world. By allowing people to include audio and video messages and preference statements, and to attach POLST and MOLST forms, the MyDirectives uADD™ serves as a blueprint to be shared by a person’s care team, with the individual at the center, to help guide care if the person ever becomes a patient and cannot effectively communicate with caregivers. MyDirectives MOBILE™, launched in 2015, is found exclusively in the Apple App Store® and lets consumers place critical emergency health information in front of the lock-screen on the iPhone in conjunction with Apple Health and its Medical ID program released with the i0S8 platform.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders;
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
- Most recent investor conference presentations;
- Quarterly earnings news releases;
- Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
- Calendar of events; and
- Corporate Governance information.