Sharing of Advance Care Planning (ACP) documents in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) is working in collaboration with stakeholders, including the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and theMassachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care (the Coalition), to examine methods, architectures and technologies that can be used by providers to reliably share ACP documents electronically – across systems and platforms – and to improve the ability of clinicians, emergency medical services, and other caregivers to quickly and reliably identify a patient’s wishes and care preferences at every setting. 

Our goal is to gather sufficient information, data and best practices in order to develop recommendations to the Commonwealth for an innovative course of action that ensures that patients’ wishes, preferences and goals of care are both documented and made accessible regardless of place of care. We know there are many challenges to digitizing and sharing these documents and we want to help determine the best way to make e-ACP document sharing a reality for all citizens and providers in the Commonwealth. 

The Program will include: 

  • A landscape assessment of the current state of advance directive/ACP capture, storage, and sharing in Massachusetts;

  • An overview of how select other states have approached this issue;

  • A synopsis of the current technologies available for the capture, storage, and sharing of ACP documents; and

  • A panel discussion and audience Q&A. 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Alice Bonner, Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

  • Laurance Stuntz, Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute

  • Anna Gosline, Senior Director, Health Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

  • Andrew Ikhyun Kim, MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Event Info

Date & Time 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
101 Huntington Ave, 12th Floor