April 16, 2015
Infographic: Using mHealth to Facilitate End-of-Life Care
mHealth News — Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), “a day devoted to encouraging the completion of advance directives.” When discussing end-of-life care, it’s a delicate issue that has to be handled carefully – and one in which mHealth can play an important role.
“There are serious communication challenges around advance care planning and they contribute to the emotional and financial burdens on patients, their families and their caretakers,” Geri Lynn Baumblatt, executive director of patient engagement for Emmi Solutions, said in a press release. “Empowering people to make decisions about their own care before reaching a point where they can no longer speak for themselves can shift that experience from one of stress and confusion to one where everyone involved including the family and care team is readily prepared to follow the person’s wishes.” Read full article