Death, taxes and advance directives

N. M. Wood, J. D. D'Amore, S. L. Jones, D. F. Sittig, R. B. Ness

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Suboptimal care at the end-of-life can be due to lack of access or knowledge of patient wishes. Ambiguity is often the result of non-standardized formats. Borrowing digital technology from other industries and using existing health information infrastructure can greatly improve the completion, storage, and distribution of advance directives. We believe several simple, low-cost adaptations to regional and federal programs can raise the standard of end-of-life care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-593
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Clinical Informatics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014


  • Advance directive
  • End of life
  • Health information exchange

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Information Management


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