Vaccinating Home Health & Hospice Clinicians and Professional Staff

On Friday, January 8, 2021,  the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs announced members of the home-based healthcare worker community were eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1 of the vaccine roll-out. Read announcement here. Our Partners in the home-health community, who include  home based health care professionals, home care nurses, professional staff, palliative…

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MADRC: Aging and Memory Loss Road Map Education Series

This informational article is contributed by Lenore Jackson-Pope MSM, BSN, CCRP, Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC), Mass General Brigham, an Honoring Choices MA Partner. The Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) works from bench to bedside to develop novel therapies and to conduct cutting-edge research so that we may someday find more effective treatments…

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TELEHEALTH: How Are We Doing?

 “Telehealth is a blessing much needed in primary care.  This way of practice is modern, fresh, and needed reform in our practice…” “I’m seeing huge disparity in English speaking and non-English speaking access to telehealth at the outset…” These are just two of the many thoughtful comments submitted by clinicals in the “Together for Better Telehealth” survey…

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Introducing the NEW MA E-MOLST Web Portal!

Join us for an informative webinar  Thursday, October 29, 2020 12Noon- 1:00pm REGISTER HERE Health care providers can now use telehealth and in-person visits to start proactive planning conversations with high risk adults, and easily complete an electronic Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, MOLST form. The web portal is designed to help Physicians, Nurse Practitioners…

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Telehealth Survey: Wave 1 Results Are In!

The Honoring Choices Partners are contributing their experience to a comprehensive telehealth survey to understand how we can make telehealth better together! Barbra G. Rabson, MA Health Quality Partners (MHQP) President and CEO, an Honoring Choices Alliance Partner, invited all the Honoring Choices care providers and clinicians statewide to share their experience and participate in…

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Welcome Ariadne Labs to the Honoring Choices MA Partner Network!

We are delighted to announce that Ariadne Labs  has become a Honoring Choices MA Alliance Partner. We are working collaboratively with the Ariadne Lab’s Serious Illness Care Program to introduce their proven Serious Illness Conversation Guides to the health care providers and community professionals in the Honoring Choices Partner Network. Ariadne Labs is a joint…

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Respecting Choices and Honoring Choices Minnesota

We are delighted to announce Honoring Choices Massachusetts has partnered with Respecting Choices and Honoring Choices Minnesota, who serves as the convener of a national network of independent Honoring Choices. It’s a unique collaboration to help every individual across the nation have better access to high quality advance care planning tools.  Ellen DiPaola, President,Honoring Choices,…

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MA Allows Verbal Consent on MOLST

We are excited to announce that for the duration of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the state has suspended the standard requirement of a written signature on a MOLST form and allows for verbal consent, to be reliably honored by all EMS personnel and licensed practitioners in hospitals, long-term care facilities and across all health…

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Update: MA Adopting National POLST Form & Process

I am so pleased to share some exciting news. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) has informed the DPH MA MOLST Advisory Subcommittee that they received the Subcommittee’s recommendation to adopt the National POLST form and process for use in Massachusetts, and as a result, is in process of developing a multi-year…

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Working Together to Transform Advanced Illness

We are delighted to welcome the  Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) as an Honoring Choices National Partner. C-TAC is dedicated to the ideal that all Americans with advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity. We will achieve this by empowering…

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