HIEs have the ability to help honor end-of-life healthcare wishes by providing seamless access to advance directives (documents that outline an individual’s healthcare preferences) across the continuum of care. Contexture is leading the charge to provide a model where HIEs provide a safe
place to store and make accessible advance directive documents so end-of-life care will be guided by the person’s wishes.
Registering advance directives with an HIE-developed registry offers easy access to participating healthcare providers – ensuring wishes
registered are wishes honored.
Working together as a community, HIEs can help ensure that no matter where or when someone faces the moment they can’t communicate,
their advance directives are registered, accessible and honored.