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Written By Ryan Van Wert
February 17, 2021 6:00 AM
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How Advance Care Planning Can be the Key to Improving Patient Experience

In a survey of more than 1,900 hospitals across all 50 states, 73 percent of respondents rated the patient experience as a “10” priority on a 10-point scale. At the same time, consumerism in...
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Written By Matt Wallace
February 11, 2021 6:00 AM
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Palliative Care Vs Hospice: What’s the Difference?

If you’re confused about the differences between palliative care and hospice, you’re not alone. Many people struggle to understand how one differs from the other. In fact, the two terms are sometimes...
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Written By Ryan Van Wert
February 1, 2021 6:00 AM
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2020: The Year Advance Care Planning Became Top-of-Mind for Everyone

Research shows that just one in three U.S. adults completes any type of advance directive for end-of-life care. However, stories of severely ill individuals in hospitals without their loved ones by...
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Written By Vynca
January 28, 2021 6:00 AM
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Vynca Achieves Record Company Growth and Increases Digital Advance Care Planning Adoption in 2020

Momentum Poised to Continue as the Benefits of Advance Care Planning Conversations and Access to Digital Documentation are Fully Realized PALO ALTO, CA – January 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Vynca, a...
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Written By Matt Wallace
January 20, 2021 6:00 AM
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The Importance of Nurse-Facilitated Advance Care Planning Conversations

The past year has demonstrated that advance care planning conversations are more important than ever. As the infection rate and the death toll of COVID-19 continue to rise, it is important that these...
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Written By Vynca
January 5, 2021 6:00 AM
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Ochsner Health First Healthcare System to Go-Live with Vynca and Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum’s Statewide Electronic Registry for LaPOST Forms

PALO ALTO, CA and BATON ROUGE, LA – January 5, 2021 – Vynca, a national leader in advance care planning, in partnership with the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (Quality Forum), today announced...
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Written By Alex Paris
January 4, 2021 6:00 AM
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A Renewed National Focus on End-of-Life Conversations: The Compassionate Care Act

As we enter the new year, end-of-life care continues to be at the center of healthcare reform and public policy discussion. Tragically, COVID-related deaths continue to rise and many Americans are...
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Written By Emelia Altschul
December 22, 2020 6:00 AM
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What Have We Learned in 2020? Far More Than We Expected.

While most of us are thankful this year is coming to a close, it’s important to look back at all we have learned. This year has been the most challenging in so many ways – COVID-19, the divide in...
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Written By Emelia Altschul
December 7, 2020 6:00 AM
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‘Tis the Season to Have an Advance Care Planning Conversation

This is time of year that we (and others) remind everyone to have an advance care planning conversation when sitting around the holiday table. While this is arguably the most important year to start...
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Written By Ryan Van Wert
November 19, 2020 6:00 AM
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National Hospice and Palliative Care Month: The Role of Advance Care Planning in Optimizing Care Quality

The theme for this year’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is “It’s About How You Live.” The goal of the observance is to raise awareness for how hospice and palliative care provide...
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Written By Vynca
November 13, 2020 6:00 AM
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6 Things to Know About Advance Care Planning for BPCI Advanced

The Bundled Payments Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced Model rewards healthcare providers for delivering care more efficiently, supports care coordination, and demonstrates the delivery of...
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Written By Vynca
November 5, 2020 6:00 AM
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Dr. Ryan Van Wert of Vynca: 5 Things We Must Do to Improve the US Healthcare System

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Written By Ryan Van Wert
October 8, 2020 5:00 AM
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Advance Care Planning Literacy: What Resources to Use and When

When it comes to advance care planning literacy, there are often misconceptions about which steps patients and their families should take, and when such decisions should be made. While the process is...
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Written By Vynca
October 7, 2020 5:00 AM
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Vynca and Intermountain Healthcare Partner to Prioritize and Digitize Advance Care Planning

Collaboration Creates Integrated Digital Completion Workflows and Single, Centralized Source of Truth with Built-In Error Prevention PR Newswire PALO ALTO, CA – October 7, 2020 – Vynca, a national...
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Written By Vynca
September 24, 2020 5:00 AM
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Removing Digital Barriers Enables Patients and Clinicians to Discuss and Make Critical End-of-Life Care Decisions

COVID-19 has truly highlighted the importance of advance care planning. Amidst the pandemic, the risk of requiring life support increases dramatically with age and chronic illness, and these...
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Written By Vynca
September 22, 2020 5:00 AM
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Vynca, Cerner Integrate Advance Care Plans into Electronic Health Records

Hospice News – Advance care planning solutions company Vynca has entered into a partnership with health care technology provider Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN) in which the companies will integrate...
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Written By Vynca
September 22, 2020 5:00 AM
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Vynca and Cerner Empower Patients and Clinicians to Honor End-Of-Life Care Decisions

PALO ALTO, CA – September 22, 2020 – Vynca, a national leader in advance care planning solutions, today announced a relationship with Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health care...
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Written By Vynca
September 15, 2020 5:00 AM
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ACOs and the Case for Advance Care Planning

Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other providers who voluntarily come together to provide high-quality care. The goal is to provide coordinated...
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Written By Vynca
September 1, 2020 5:00 AM
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Some Answers and a Hopeful Future: Making Sense of CMS’ Proposed 2021 Physician Fee Schedule

In June I wrote about how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) vowed to expand telehealth services for all Medicare beneficiaries. Although CMS Administrator Seema Verma acknowledged the...
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Written By Vynca
August 21, 2020 5:00 AM
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Palliative Care – What Is It and What Are the Benefits?

In just the past few months, you may have been hearing more and more about palliative care. Whether as a consumer who is reading about or seeing this in the news or as a healthcare worker whose...
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