In the first-of-its-kind partnership in the country, Elville and Associates and the Institute on Healthcare Directives have partnered to offer MIDEO® (My Informed Decision on VidEO) to our clients and community. The MIDEO® card is a personalized card with your critical healthcare information on the front that also hosts by video, accessible by a QR code scan, your prerecorded wishes for resuscitation and other healthcare choices. By providing an accurate, up-to-date, easy to review video of you speaking, your personal MIDEO® card will accurately allow your wishes and choices to be carried out correctly by medical professionals.

Some of the benefits of MIDEO® are:

MIDEO® prevents medical errors related to medical strangers misinterpreting your documents
MIDEO® ensures the right care at the right time
MIDEO® is personalized and individualized for you
MIDEO® is easy to complete and Dr. Mirarchi will guide you through every step
MIDEO® protects your family from having to make difficult, uninformed decisions that may cause family disruption
MIDEO® is protection for you and your family that is retrievable anywhere in the country and internationally

A bit of background about Dr. Mirarchi from the Institute on Healthcare Directives website – Dr. Mirarchi is the Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of the Institute on HealthCare Directives and the Founder of MIDEO®. He is the Principal Investigator of the TRIAD (The Realistic Interpretation of Advance Directives) Research Series which has been featured by the New York Times & Wall Street Journal. His research reveals there is a new nationwide patient safety risk affecting patients who have living wills, Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment orders and those who are critically ill. His TRIAD VIII study, released by the Journal of Patient Safety, is groundbreaking and reveals patient treatment is much more effective if video testimony is incorporated into their advance care plans. Dr. Mirarchi is also a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UPMC-Hamot in Erie PA.

To learn more about MIDEO® and the Institute on Healthcare Directives, please visit institutehcd.com. To set your appointment with Dr. Mirarchi, please visit the institutehcd.com website, or you may email me, Community Relations Director Jeff Stauffer at jeff@elvilleassociates.com, and I will then get you in touch with him to move the process forward. At Elville and Associates, it has and always will be our mission to offer the very best legal-technical knowledge and service to our clients and the communities we serve. We trust MIDEO® will prove valuable to your family and you, and we look forward to your feedback about it and all it has to offer.

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