Computerized records don’t make clients’ advance directives available

By: Michael Wall

Electronic medical records are not the answer to making clients’ advance directives easily available at a hospital when they’re needed, according to a recent news report. Contrary to what we all might assume, most physicians cannot get their patients’ advance directives easily—if at all—through electronic health records (EHRs).

In a USA Today article, Kaiser Health News uncovered a surprising set of technical problems that stand in the way. 

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April 28, 2016 | DocuBank | Comments(0)

Important medicare policy change for your clients and your firm

By: Randi Siegel

Beginning in 2016, Medicare will pay doctors to have conversations with their patients about their advance care planning. This change opens the door for you to work more directly with your clients’ doctors -- good news for your clients and your practice. We thought you might appreciate a summary of this new Medicare benefit so that you can help your clients, and also make the most of this new opportunity.

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April 1, 2016 | DocuBank | Comments(0)

New Facebook feature lets users assign a digital heir

By: Michael Wall

Facebook has introduced a new feature that gives its users more control over their Facebook pages after they pass away. Users can now designate a “legacy contact” to manage their account. The legacy contact must be an existing Facebook user, and they’ll be able to add a post to the top of the page to memorialize the person, change their profile picture, and accept new friend requests. 

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February 18, 2015 | DocuBank | Comments(0)

New Orleans Attorney Shares DocuBank Story with Sophisticated Woman Magazine

By: Randi Siegel

Ronda Gabb has provided DocuBank for her clients for more than 15 years, and she recently shared her personal experience with the service in an article published in Sophisticated Women Magazine.

Ms. Gabb used her DocuBank Emergency Card when she went in for surgery last month. She wrote about how it felt to be the one in that position, worrying about all the what-ifs that go along with a major medical procedure, and how thankful she was that she had already taken care of her own estate planning documents. “The best part of all,” she concluded, “was that none of it was needed…but the comfort of knowing it was all there ‘just in case’ was priceless."

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September 5, 2014 | DocuBank | Comments(0)

Don't Take Our Word For It

By: Tiffany Brown

I was recently in Orlando visiting with a group of attorneys I hadn’t seen in several years. It’s amazing how having kids will cut in to your travel time. It was good to see some familiar faces and meet some of our partner firms for the first time face to face. And I had an opportunity to present information on our new services and features, and talk about our new video. It was quick, easy and well received. Just like all good presentations should be.

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October 18, 2013 | DocuBank | Comments(0)

Thanks to Our Advisory Boards - Outgoing and Incoming

By: Tiffany Brown

 In our over 2 decades doing of business, we've worked hard to ensure that we not only meet the expectations of our users -- we exceed them.  One very important tool that helps us achieve this goal is our Advisory Board of estate planning professionals. A few years ago, we asked several longtime DocuBank providers to offer their insights and feedback on our services, and they became our first Advisory Board members.  We recently said a fond farewell to this group and would like to extend a huge THANK YOU for two wonderful years of service from:

Bradley B Anderson, Anderson, Dorn & Rader, LLC, Reno, NV
Joseph “Chip” Buxton, III, TrustBuilders Law Group, Urbanna, VA
Peter Gilbert, Highpoint Law Offices, P.C., Chalfont, PA
Catherine Hammond, Hammond Law Group, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO
Jerry Shiles, Parman & Easterday, Oklahoma City, OK
Michael H. Smith, Smith Baird, LLC, Savannah, GA
Jim Strull, Strull Law Group, LLC, Hackensack, NJ
  

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February 19, 2013 | DocuBank | Comments(1)