Vynca, Sutter Health Announce Collaboration

MHW learned Wednesday that Vynca — a provider of advance care planning solutions — and Sutter Health — a not-for-profit health care network in Northern California — have teamed up to collaborate to improve doctor and patient communication and documentation focused on advance care planning.

If you’re not familiar, Vynca offers a comprehensive software solution to capture, store, and access Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms, which are vital in ensuring that patients’ end-of-life wishes are met.

Moving forward, we’re told that Sutter Health will adopt the Vynca platform throughout its system, which includes hospitals, doctor’s offices, and home care providers.

“We are excited to support Sutter Health and its commitment to honoring patients’ end-of-life choices,” said Ryan Van Wert, M.D., chief medical officer and co-founder of Vynca. “The many challenges surrounding advance care planning are well documented, and the impact on patients and families when their wishes aren’t met can be significant. Our technology will help Sutter Health providers navigate conversations with patients and families, accurately document patient preferences, and easily access POLST forms when needed.”

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