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 […]

Vynca Secures $10.3 Million in Series B Funding

Palo Alto, Cailf.-based advanced care planning solution developer Vynca has secured $10.3 million in Series B funding from First Trust Capital Partners, OCA Ventures and Spectrum Health Ventures, in addition to other individual investors. Previous Vynca investors such as Generator Ventures and Ziegler LinkAge Longevity Fund also contributed to the sum. The startup plans to […]