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Advance Healthcare Directive Now on CS-Link

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My CS-Link now features an Advance Healthcare Directive page.

Completing an advance healthcare directive just became easier. As part of the most recent My CS-Link update, a new Advance Healthcare Directive is now available in digital form online. (An advance healthcare directive is a legal document reflecting an individual's wishes about receiving medical care.) 

Navigating to the advance healthcare directive is simple:

  • Log in to your My CS-Link account
  • Click on the Resources tab
  • Select Advance Healthcare Directive from the Resources drop-down menu

Thanks to its digital makeover, the advance healthcare directive can be filled in online. For legal purposes, the completed form must be printed out and either notarized or signed by two witnesses.

As a final step, the advance healthcare directive can be uploaded to your electronic medical record directly from the advance healthcare directive page in My CS-Link. That way, care-team members throughout Cedars-Sinai can access the document and provide care that aligns with your wishes.

"Our new advance healthcare directive is the result of hundreds of hours of thoughtful redesign by clinicians and patients across the health system," said Bradley Rosen, MD, vice president of Physician Alignment and Care Transitions. "The new document was designed to more easily communicate a person's goals, values and preferences."

Rosen added, "Creating a digital option is a huge step forward. This redesigned advance directive is only one part of the Quality Council's efforts to improve the culture of how we care for seriously ill patients at Cedars-Sinai."

The new advance healthcare directive page in My CS-Link includes general instructions for completing the document and a step-by-step guide for each section. Another helpful resource is a free Advance Care Planning class offered by Cedars-Sinai twice a month.

Taught by licensed clinical social workers, the class is open to the public, Cedars-Sinai employees, patients and families. The new directive is available in English, Farsi, Korean, Russian and Spanish.