Study Will Help Health Care Providers Prevent Suicide

A study that will incorporate centralized patient information is planned to identify the factors leading to suicide and to help prevent those unfortunate deaths.

The data will come from the state’s new health information exchange, called CTHealthLink, which will collect information gleaned from patients’ visits to their doctors, psychotherapists and hospital emergency departments. Until now, health care providers’ electronic medical records systems have not been able to communicate with each other.

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