Electronic Access to POLST Launches February 6, 2018

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in Health Information Management | 0 comments

On Feb. 6, 2018, we will launch system-wide a comprehensive software solution to capture, store, and access Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms. POLST forms are vital to ensure that we meet patients’ end-of-life wishes. This technology will help Sutter Health providers navigate conversations with patients and families, accurately document patient preferences and easily access POLST forms.

POLST forms allow people with serious, life-limiting illnesses to document their care preferences. However, the lack of electronic access to POLST has made it difficult for providers to find and access patients’ documents, especially during emergencies. In paper form, patients’ end-of-life wishes are accurately documented only about 30 percent of the time and about 25 percent of paper forms have an avoidable error that renders them unusable.

This new robust platform from Vynca, Inc. ensures that documentation truly reflects patient preferences, supporting best practices for advance care planning. The platform makes completed documents easily accessible by multiple providers via the electronic health record, which eliminates redundant data entry, improves accuracy and saves time. For more information, click here for the FAQ, Flier, and Know Do Share.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *