Patient EHR Data Contained in CT HIE to Aid in Suicide Prevention

Connecticut's state health information exchange (HIE) — CTHealthLink — will assist in an effort to leverage patient EHR data for improved suicide prevention, according to ShoreLine Times.

The HIE will provide centralized patient health data for a project funded by a $1.9-million, three-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. As part of the Institute's initiative — called Zero Suicide — researchers will utilize patient EHRs to identify factors that may lead to suicide and spur prevention efforts targeting at-risk individuals.

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