A New Industry Emerges Around Advance Care Planning

Companies are springing up nationwide offering products and services to support advance care planning, signaling that a new industry is joining forces with health care to ensure that patients receive goal-concordant care. Many of these companies offer technological solutions or frameworks to guide difficult conversations about end-of-life care and surragate decision makers should a patient […]

Hospices Gain from Value-Based Advanced Care Plan Initiatives

As more of the U.S. health care system migrates towards value-based care, efforts on the part of payers and other stakeholders to promote advance care planning could lead to increased hospice utilization as well as earlier admission of prospective patients. Advance care planning is designed to identify patients’ wishes, goals, and desires for their care […]

Uphold Health CEO: Put Families in Driver’s Seat

Uphold Health, a Chicago-based technology and care planning services start-up, is poised to expand to the Boston and Houston markets this year. In addition to technology solutions, the company provides social workers, dubbed care navigators, to help guide families through the health system during serious illness up to the end of life. Founder and CEO […]