Suicide Safer Care for Primary Care Providers
Wednesday, June 19th 12:00 - 1:00 PM
→ This presentation provides a description of how a number of agencies in New York State use technology to prevent patient suicide. The electronic health records (EHR) system can play a vital role in suicide screening and prevention via 1) Integration of required screening measures into the EHR, 2) Reminders and banners alerting providers of patient history of suicidality, and 3) Integration of suicide safety plans into the patient portal, and 4) Documenting means restriction counseling. Examples of how agencies leveraged technology for suicide prevention will be provided.
Virna Little PsyD, LCSW-r, MBA, CCM, SAP, Center for Innovation in Mental Health at CUNY School of Public Health