A Facebook-based advanced care planning platform has been declared the winner of a California HealthCare Foundation design challenge.

The challenge, "Catalyzing Communication About End-of-Life Care," arose after a 2012 CHCF survey revealed that, though 60 percent of respondents said making sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions about their care at the end of life is "extremely important," 56 percent had not communicated their end-of-life wishes to the loved one they would want making decisions on their behalf, and only 23 percent said they had their wishes in writing.

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