Patient Pattern and ADVault Align to Improve Quality Advance Care Planning For High-Risk Individuals

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Frailty Risk Score used by over 2,000,000 people bundles with digital platform to drive more person-centered care. First client instance goes live in January 2021.

Patient Pattern, the health industry leader in frailty risk stratification solutions, and ADVault, Inc., creator of the world’s leading digital advance care planning platform MyDirectives® and MyDirectives MOBILETM, announced today an integrated solution for their enterprise clients to improve healthcare outcomes. A collaboration process that began in early 2019, the two companies turned doctors’ frequent calls for advance care plans during the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity. The first joint client is expected to go live in January 2021.

The new bundled technology offering will allow clients to identify at-risk patients and help them develop advance care plans tailored to their individual needs. This will improve provider, patient and family morale and satisfaction by aligning care with the individual's clearly stated goals and reduce low-value care.

“We are very excited to partner with ADVault and scale our combined solutions to help deliver better care,” said Steven Buslovich, MD and CEO of Patient Pattern. “The COVID crisis is highlighting how desperately providers need actionable information about the people they treat. Knowing the patient’s unique level of risk is vital to making better, risk-informed, decisions. ADVault’s steadfast commitment to the voice of the individual aligns perfectly with our mission, and its global reach allows us to scale our sphere of influence. Working together, we will drive better, not fragmented, advance care planning and showcase person-centered, high-value care.”

Frailty involves decreased function across multiple body systems. As frailty increases, so does the risk of negative outcomes. For over 30 years, frailty scores have been validated in the United States, China and Australia and are even mandated in Canada and the United Kingdom. Patient Pattern’s proprietary Frailty Risk Score has been optimized and automated for over 2 million patients in the United States across care settings, with an 89% confidence in predictive value.

Patient Pattern’s clients will have seamless access to ADVault’s suite of enterprise-facing tools, such as its facilitated advance care planning web-based engine. These modules help doctors and nurses engage in meaningful conversations with patients and allow users to update or create advance care planning documents that can be securely stored and shared in ADVault’s global repository, the ADVault ExchangeTM. Documents in the Exchange can be shared, updated and accessed 24/7 in any medical record, anywhere in the world in accordance with healthcare data content and transport standards. ADVault’s solutions showcase many digital advance care planning firsts, including easy-to-use onboarding, CPT-code compliant reporting, audit trails and video messaging. They also include industry-leading content from AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. Patient Pattern’s and ADVault’s clients who license the bundled technology will now be able to use Frailty Index scores to choose the appropriate advance care planning solution and path for their members, residents and patients, and have confidence the output, a meaningful advance care plan, can be found in the medical record to help drive goal-concordant care.

“The combination of Patient Pattern’s innovative Frailty Risk platform along with ADVault’s digital advance care planning technology creates a powerful approach to capturing personalized advance care decisions for those individuals who, in spite of similar ages and diagnoses, require diverse approaches to facilitating those important documents,” said Maria D. Moen, ADVault’s director of platform innovation.

It is critical that everyone -- but especially individuals in late-life or advanced-stage illness -- have a plan that includes their care goals and preferences and names a proxy to act on their behalf in a document that providers can access. The MyDirectives platform lets individuals upload or create, store and share their advance care planning documents, as well as portable medical orders like POLST and MOLST forms, on a digital platform accessible to healthcare providers, reducing the burden health organizations face in trying to get this critical information directly from patients or their caregivers during times of crisis.

“The bundling of digital health platforms like ADVault’s advance care planning solutions and Patient Pattern’s frailty risk assessment tools is a clear indicator of the increased market demand for interoperable, turnkey solutions. We believe our alignment with Dr. Buslovich and Patient Pattern will open new markets and improve patient care, and this partnership is just one of several exciting announcements that ADVault expects to make in the coming months,” said Scott Brown, president and co-founder of ADVault.

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About Patient Pattern: Patient Pattern is an industry leader in frailty-driven, risk stratification solutions that enable focused care pathways. Risk stratification supports the individual and family in making appropriate advance care planning decisions aligned with the person’s priorities and expectations. Patient Pattern's mission is to make frailty the global standard across the continuum of care, allowing patients and families to avoid harm and optimize function and quality-of-life. In partnership with ADVault, Inc and its global MyDirectives.com platform, we lead the industry in effectively communicating peoples’ decisions to all of their care providers, better aligning care approaches, reducing conflict and litigation, and improving family and patient satisfaction. More information can be found at PatientPattern.com.

About ADVault: Since 2007, Dallas, Texas-based ADVault, Inc., has been a leader in the digital transformation of healthcare with a suite of enterprise, standards-based solutions that connect providers and payers to the person-generated insight necessary to drive goal-concordant, values-based care. MyDirectives®, its award-winning consumer-facing platform with users in over 50 countries, is the world’s leading all-digital advance care planning platform. Whether through the website or MyDirectives MOBILETM, people can create, store, update and share a free MyDirectives digital advance care plan or upload any third-party advance directive (such as documents from Caring Conversations®, Five Wishes®, the VA form 10-0137 (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs), advance care plan or portable medical order form. All documents are stored in the ADVault ExchangeTM global registry and repository which uses a suite of RAPiDTM standards-based interoperability protocols to exchange data with providers to help them understand more about the people they treat. Additional information can be found at ADVaultinc.com, MyDirectives.com or this TEDx Talk.

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