PALO ALTO, CA and INDIANAPOLIS, IN – June 16, 2021 —Vynca, the national leader in advance care planning and serious illness care, and Indianapolis-based Community Health Network (Community), today announced a partnership that will enable patients and the Community care team members to digitally create and share advance care planning documents.
Vynca’s technology will seamlessly integrate in to Community’s Electronic Health Record system. This will allow providers and staff throughout Community’s vast network to have easy and quick access to detailed information within the clinical workflow. Patients will also have access to an easy-to-use digital portal where they can securely review, create and sign documents expressing their end-of-life wishes.
“We will be working closely with Vynca to improve our current advance care planning process flow, documentation and training for Community’s staff in all areas of care, also to increase patients and families awareness of the importance of advance care planning conversations and at the same time improve the trust and confidence our team members have in stored advance care planning documents in our system,” said Dr. George Hoyek, Physician Executive for Post-Acute Care at Community Health Network. “We are looking forward to this opportunity because we know by being proactive in advance care planning we can ensure patient’s wishes are heard and respected.”
Vynca currently houses active advance care plans for almost one million individuals across all 50 states. Partnering with over 150 hospitals, as well as health plans, ACOs, medical groups and state registries across 18 states, these organizations are realizing an impact in terms of higher quality of care at the end-of-life and the avoidance of unwanted health care interventions.
“More and more healthcare organizations are prioritizing advance care planning to better manage their most vulnerable populations,” said Ryan Van Wert, MD, CEO and co-founder of Vynca. “We’re excited to partner with Community, our first Indiana-based health system, as they recognize and prioritize the value of the patient voice. Engaging patients in these important conversations leads to better clinical outcomes and a better experience for everyone involved.”
Community Health Network will be working through the summer to integrate Vynca’s technology throughout the health system.
Vynca enables high-quality, person-centered, goal-concordant care that reflects individuals’ wishes with their serious illness management platform that incorporates virtual palliative care services, advance care planning, care coordination, symptom management, whole-person care and provider engagement. The company’s comprehensive solution set empowers providers, individuals and their families to have meaningful conversations about future care preferences supported by a broad range of serious illness management services offered from a single point of trust to deliver successful value-based arrangements to healthcare organizations. With this approach, Vynca ensures that personalized end-of-life care is available for every individual, every time. To learn more about our platform, please visit www.vyncahealth.com.
About Community Health Network
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital, Community Hospital East, in 1956. Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit eCommunity.com.