MyDirectives lets people create, store, update and share the free MyDirectives digital advance care plan or upload any third-party digital or paper-based advance directive advance care plan or portable medical order document. Healthcare providers can access these directives as a module within electronic medical record systems. The service is free to consumers.
MyDirectives is a service of ADVault, Inc., a privately held U.S. corporation. MyDirectives went live on the web in 2012 featuring the first all-digital advance care form called the Universal Advance Digital Directive. MyDirectives Mobile launched on iOS in 2015.
A user can update their advance care plan as circumstances or healthcare wishes change via MyDirectives.com and MyDirectives Mobile. The documents users create and upload can also be retrieved by doctors and healthcare professionals in case of emergency. The app makes a user's advance care plan accessible to healthcare providers even when an iPhone is locked. MyDirectives also allows users to upload audio and video recordings conveying their wishes, which can then be seen by healthcare providers. Users can also identify healthcare agents who will act on their behalf in the event of a healthcare emergency.MyDirectives.com offers conversation starters and guidance for users on how to discuss advance care planning wishes with family members. MyDirectives is free to consumers and healthcare providers. Health insurance companies pay to provide their beneficiaries the ability to create their directives.
MyDirectives was founded in 2007 by Scott Brown and Jeff Zucker. MyDirectives.com went live in 2012, and MyDirectives Mobile was launched in January 2015. Several major healthcare systems including Cerner, Humana, and Coordinated Care Oklahoma have partnered with MyDirectives as the chosen advance care plan platform for their members.
MyDirectives uses a proprietary universal advance digital directive (uADD) platform that combines a living will and medical power of attorney. Directives can also include additional wishes such as an individual's thoughts on resuscitation, organ donation, autopsy, and qualitative questions for caregiving. The uADD is legal in all U.S. states and in countries around the world and is designed to simplify over 200 advance health care directive forms used in Asia, Europe and North America. It also gives users the ability to create audio and video messages to further communicate their desires for their care. The uADD is designed to help doctors, nurses, caregivers and family members understand an individual's thoughts, goals, and wishes.
MyDirectives allows consumers to attach digital copies of paper-based advance health care directive forms, including the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) and other portable treatment orders.