August 2021 Release Notes
Here are the latest enhancements we've made to improve your experience across the My ACP Decisions platforms.
- What's New in the My ACP Decisions Content Library
- Catching Up On Our Most Recent Blog Posts
- The Latest Technology Platform Fixes & Enhancements
What's New in the My ACP Decisions Content Library
We've added 5 videos in English 🇺🇸, and 4 handouts in English 🇺🇸 and Spanish 🇪🇸. Check them out below!
- Time Limited Trials (Video) 🇺🇸
Advanced Renal Disease
- Making a Choice to Stop Dialysis (Video) 🇺🇸
- Breast Cancer Screening (Video) 🇺🇸
- COVID-19: mRNA Vaccines (Pfizer) (Handout) 🇪🇸
- COVID-19: Vaccines (Johnson & Johnson) (Condensed) (Video) 🇺🇸
- Guide to CPR for Parents of Children with Advanced Cancer (Handout) 🇪🇸
- Clinician Mobile App Key Tips (Downloading Content) (Handout) 🇺🇸
- Clinician Mobile App Key Tips (Sharing Order Codes) (Handout) 🇺🇸
- Implementing the ACP Decisions Program in Your Health Care System (Video) 🇺🇸
Catching Up On Our Most Recent Blog Posts
3 Strategies to Increase the Uptake of Advance Care Planning
(3 min read)
Advance care planning (ACP) allows patients to express their goals and preferences for future medical and serious illness care. Advance directives are an essential component of ACP, as they consist of the legal documents – a living will, a medical power of attorney, and Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) – that enable a patient’s wishes to be carried out if they are unable to communicate.
Can the COVID-19 Pandemic Improve Advance Care Planning in Primary Care?
(2 min read)
The COVID-19 pandemic can cause serious illness in anyone, and therefore primary care clinicians must be equipped to address advance care planning (ACP) with their patients. There are numerous barriers that prevent ACP discussions in primary care settings, including physicians’ comfort with the topic, and insufficient time with patients. In order to address some of these barriers, Dr. Angelo Volandes, ACP Decision’s co-founder and president, along with Dr. James Tulsky, chief of psychosocial oncology and palliative care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, developed a telehealth program to train clinicians in providing ACP. They are evaluating the impact of the program through the NIH funded ACP-COVID study.
The Potential of Artificial Intelligence to Transform Advance Care Planning
(3 min read)
While once the stuff of science fiction, there have been significant advances in artificial intelligence (AI) over the last several decades. Today, AI is transforming industrial sectors across the world, including finance, transportation, national security, travel, city management and healthcare.
The Latest Technology Platform Fixes & Enhancements
📺🧑🏫 New Feature: Platform Tutorials 🏫🧑📺
We've added more content to our product tutorials and training section in the content library, including a video tutorial of our clinician and admin features (ie. how to create a code, how to add new users, etc.). These tutorials are now presented when you log-in to the webapp for the first time. You can also return to the tutorials by clicking "Tutorial" on the menu under "My Profile".
🏷🥫 New Feature: White Label 🥫🏷
Would you like for patients to see your organization's logo when accessing their prescribed content? Send us a 425px x 170px version of your logo and we can add it to your account in place of the circled ACP Decisions logo in the below image.
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