Getting Started with an Advance Care Plan

Advance Care Plans, and Advance Medical Directives

How MyDirectives® and MyDirectives MOBILE™ Work

MyDirectives is a digital platform that lets you create, store, update, retrieve and share an advance care plan using a form that we call the Universal Advance Digital Directive (uADD)™.  MyDirectives MOBILE is a free Apple Store app that you can use to designate your healthcare agents, locate and share your uADD and record your preferences on organ donation.  Both are designed to give you confidence your voice can heard if you ever suffer a health emergency and cannot communicate with family, caregivers, or medical personnel. 

MyDirectives features help you create one clear, well-thought-out document. If you don't understand a particular question and want to discuss it with your doctor, click "Conversation Starters" for a list of questions to discuss with your family, healthcare agent or doctor.

Until you've digitally signed your advance care plan, no information about you is available to anyone, including a hospital. Once you have completed the electronic signature process, your uADD, HIPAA Authorization Form, and Summary for Physicians can be viewed and downloaded by an authorized medical facility. Nobody can change any information in the file except you. Medical facilities can search and print your records either because you're being admitted to a facility and you ask them to, or because you are determined to be incompetent or can't make and communicate your wishes, and the admitting staff person, nurse, or doctor searches the MyDirectives database for your uADD.

Security, Accessibility and Legality

Choosing a Healthcare Agent