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Health Care Struggles with Sharing Information About Wishes

Health care organizations, across most sectors, have advanced electronic medical records systems in place to record health information about individuals. According to the article, “…often, directives are not electronically accessible to emergency physicians, emergency medical technicians, and nursing home or hospice staff when they need them.” These EMR’s provide significant value to health care professionals and patients alike by allowing sharing of pertinent information. However, even with this advanced technology, there seems to be a lack of follow through when it comes to advance directives. Read more…

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