Is MyDirectives The Next Big Thing In Medical Directive Planning?
“MyDirectives,” a service of ADVault, Inc., is touted as the first entirely online advance medical care planning service available to consumers to voice record and store advance directives for medical care so that medical professionals can not only read, but also hear your instructions and wishes concerning medical care and treatment in your own voice when you can’t express them yourself.
Through digital directives that include written documents, audio and even video messages, MyDirectives is giving people confidence that their voices will be heard in a medical emergency.
MyDirectives is aiming to transform the doctor-patient relationship by helping you create, store, update, and share medical directives to and from anywhere in the world. You can create them from the comfort and privacy of your own home with input from your family before you have an emergency. Your directives are stored electronically with MyDirectives and can be shared with doctors, health plans, and hospitals 24/7. Hospitals that link to MyDirectives can access your directives at the time of your admission.
MyDirectives makes it easy to create an emergency medical directive. The site takes you through a series of questions covering topics such as your values and treatment goals, types of treatment you want and don’t want, and who you want to represent you if you cannot make medical decision for yourself. You can choose from a selection of the most common answers or answer questions in your own words, with as much detail as you wish. You can even add your own video responses. You can edit them and access them at any time from anywhere. Your medical providers can only access the most recent version of your directives.
To learn more, or create your own digital directives, go to the MyDirectives website here.