Are your treatment plans and patient’s wishes honored by other healthcare providers?

Patient Care Plans and Advance Care Planning documents make a patient’s healthcare preferences available to the larger healthcare community. When wishes and treatment plans are honored by those involved in care, the patient receives enhanced care. The patient and their family members also experience significantly less anxiety and stress.

Those involved in advance care planning can upload documents to the GLHC Virtual Integrated Patient Record, called VIPR (pronounced viper), a state-wide community health record repository.  These documents are available electronically to participating health care organizations and providers, delivering immediate access to critical information at the point of care.

Patient Care Document (PCD) Types:

  • Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (DPOAH)
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Finance (DPOA)
  • Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment
  • Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR)
  • Statement of Treatment Preference (SOTP)
  • Organ Donation
  • Action Plans (including Pain Management, Asthma, Diabetes, Cardiovascular)
  • Patient Care Plans


  • Support and Enhance Patient Centered Care
  • Provide Real Time Access to Information
  • Expedite Treatment and Care Planning
  • Empower Patients, Families, and Advocates
  • Support Triple Aim goals

Types of Organizations Contributing PCDS

As of 9/30/17 there were 61 Organizations contributing and 170 Registered Submitters.

  • Attorneys
  • Community Organizations
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospice Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatient Hospital Clinics
  • Outpatient Providers
  • Physician Hospital Organizations
  • Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care


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Making Choices Michigan is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community collaborative committed to determining a person’s end-of-life preferences, documenting those preferences in an advance directive (AD), developing a system for storing and retrieving the AD, and educating the healthcare community to honor a person’s AD to ensure that end-of-life preferences are respected.

PCD Resources

If you would like to upload or access patient care documents, or would like additional information, please contact GLHC at

Individual patients can also choose to submit their patient care documents to the State of Michigan’s Peace of Mind Registry.