iPhone & Android mHealth app, My Health Care Wishes on dying care meets up with advance care.
Diane Burnside Murdock
Game Changing My Health Care Wishes app delivers advance care documents during medical crisis
If you haven t created an advance care plan, then it won t be available during an emergency because it doesn t exist! But, even if you have, there s no guarantee that it will be available and respected. Availability at time of an emergency and in the emergency room is rare. This is a critical barrier to your plan for dying as you wish.
Let s look at why this happens. You have a plan and you made copies of the documents. You either put them in a safety deposit box or in the top drawer of your desk. You give a copy to your doctor to put in your medical records and a copy to your proxy.
But these documents don\’t belong tucked away in a safety deposit box. They are personal but not confidential like a Last Will and Testament. A designated place somewhere safe in your house that is known to your proxy and others, that s better. Maybe you carry an advance care plan wallet card telling of their location and how to contact your proxy. But the documents are still not there when you most need them, reinforcing the sustained criticism that your plan for dying is as good as it s known existence and accessibility to them.
My Health Care Wishes app, produced by Murdock LLC, addresses this problem head-on. This specialized program application downloads your advance care plans onto your mobile device. It revolutionizes information sharing during a medical crisis so that your advance care documents and information can be instantly conveyed. You can securely store and retrieve these documents in PDF, and export them to any hospital or physician in minutes. Mobility of these documents provides enormous benefits to people, families, hospitals, and physicians, shared Diane Burnside Murdock, creator of the app.
PDF or Portable Document Format is a file format that captures a printed document as an electronic image that can be easily viewed, printed or forwarded to someone else but cannot be changed. These documents are stored only on your smartphone not at a central repository, within a hospital s electronic health records database, in a cloud or on a server.
My Health Care Wishes is available on iTunes and Google Play giving you immediate access to PDF versions of the living will, advance medical directive (AMD), health care power of attorney (HCPOA,
health care proxy
), DNR order, psychiatric advance directive (PAD) and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment). Imagine having your wishes and those belonging to your loved ones stored in a single smartphone and a click away, just in case. Import and store them on your smartphone so they re there for medical decision-making anytime anywhere.
This App is a major improvement to anything currently available. Its use is limited of course to those who have smartphones, but that s a lot of people. Estimates for 2012 indicate 116 million smartphone users in the US and 20% of those use health apps. Those with smartphones can carry the wishes of those who don t, especially elderly loved ones. And it emphasizes the importance of doing an AMD. This is true because we as a family carry each other s wishes in our back pocket or in our purse 24/7. It s a game changer ensuring our wishes are carried out when we cannot speak for ourselves.
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The Murdocks LLC was created for the design and development of My Health Care Wishes applications. The company is built on a history of innovation in information technology and expertise in the field of medical sociology and health care policy. TheMurdocks LLC is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. For more information go to