Advance Directive Information Access with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource



Today, advance care planning remains largely paper-based, which produces numerous barriers, burdens, and adverse outcomes. The lack of access to these important documents during care transitions leads to:

  • Redundant and potentially inconsistent form creation.
  • Increased staff and administrative burden.
  • Poor patient, member, resident, and family satisfaction when treatment is not informed by the person’s values, goals, and preferences regarding emergency treatment and end-of-life care decisions.

Leading the ADI with FHIR Project

It’s one thing to make the connection and quite another to design, build, and operate a platform that meets the healthcare IT industry’s highest standards. We do.

ADVault has taken a leadership role in the world’s largest data standards organization, HL7, to produce the Advance Directive Interoperability (ADI) with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) implementation guidance (IG) to advance interoperable data standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of advance care plan information.

The ADI with FHIR project that focuses on advance directives, personal advance care plans, and portable medical order for life-sustaining treatment document:

  • Creation, update, and access by family members.
  • Verification of authenticity and versioning.
  • Seamless advance directive information transfer as the person and their documents travel the healthcare continuum.

Delivering peace of mind technology supports secure access to advance directive information

The ADVault software-as-a-service platform conforms to all current interoperable data exchange standards enabling timely access to an individual’s medical goals, treatment priorities, and care preference across all healthcare settings to inform medical care. No other advance care planning system on the market support the exchange of data and meets industry standards.

The FHIR IG covers the use of RESTful API interactions for query, retrieve, and verification of advance directive information between systems. FHIR resources to represent advance directive content include:

  • Living will,
  • Durable medical power of attorney,
  • Personal health goals at end of life,
  • Care experience preferences,
  • Patient instructions (obligation, prohibition, and consent), and
  • Portable medical orders for life-sustaining treatments.

Contact us to learn more about how we can put ADI with FHIR to work for your organization.

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