(DALLAS, TX & BOISE, ID) ADVault, Inc., the leader in digital advance care planning (ACP) solutions and Kno2®, the company leading the connected future of healthcare communication, announced today the formation of an innovative partnership to dramatically improve hospital and post-acute care providers’ ability to locate ACP documents and portable medical orders like Physician/Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments (POLST/MOLST). This free query and retrieve capability will make it easier for providers to consider patient goals, preferences, and priorities in the clinical decision-making process.

Free and Secure Query and Retrieval Tools Make It Easier for Hospitals and Post-Acute Care Providers to Understand and Respect Patient Wishes in Clinical Decision-Making 

ADVault’s end-to-end, cloud-based, SaaS solutions help patients document and store their healthcare wishes in a secure, electronic registry and repository that can be accessed by medical teams anytime, anywhere. Renowned for its ability to join participants simply and securely across the care continuum, the Kno2 Connected™ product provides the critical link to these patient ACPs in the ADVault Exchange™. This fully integrated approach bridges potentially harmful communication gaps between hospital systems, emergency medical services, and post-acute care providers and the patients they serve in urgent care situations.

“When advance care planning documents and portable medical orders are easily and safely accessed, the entire healthcare community benefits,” says Scott Brown, President and CEO of ADVault. “Patients get the hospitalizations and interventions they want, while avoiding things they don’t. It’s a smart way to avoid high-cost, low-value care, honor patient wishes and position your organization as a preferred healthcare provider.”

In the past, many believed ACP was only for the extremely sick or frail. The COVID-19 pandemic was a wakeup call. Millions want a way to speak for themselves in case no one is there to tell their medical team what they want. But paper documents were often nowhere to be found or difficult to access in multiple electronic health record (EHR) platforms at critical moments, especially in emergency and acute care settings. That’s changed with this novel partnership that allows more than 85% of providers across the nation to find ACP documents and POLST/MOLST forms for free using existing functionality in their EHR platforms.

Therasa Bell, Kno2’s President and CTO, describes the opportunity as “groundbreaking. Not only is ADVault leveraging Kno2’s technology to exchange these types of documents across all points of care, but they are providing their MyDirectives for Clinicians™ tool to post-acute care providers using Kno2 Connected EHRs for a fraction of the normal cost. Kno2 has a long history of providing affordable interoperability solutions to providers, and ADVault’s mission and vision align perfectly with this philosophy.”

Healthcare providers using Kno2 Connected™ EHRs or EHR platforms who are members of national trust frameworks like Carequality, including those connected through the CommonWell Health Alliance®, can contact either ADVault or Kno2 for more information.

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About ADVault, Inc.

ADVault, Inc. is the future of advance care planning (ACP) for healthcare providers, payers, and consumers. It’s truly simple to use MyDirectives tools and link to the ADVault Exchange™. Our solutions make it easier for everyone to help patients understand options, explore wishes, and make smart choices for future care. We offer the best tools to create, upload, store, find, download or share ACP documents and portable medical orders, whenever, and wherever needed. Our end-to-end, cloud-based, SaaS solutions support compliance with Medicare mandates to do more ACP and to deliver more value-based care. Join the movement to digital advance care planning at http://www.advaultinc.com/ and www.mydirectives.com.