Depression Screening and Suicide Prevention Toolkit

 “Since we went LIVE with the toolkit, no one has had to ask me, ‘What do I do next?' Clinical decision support guides clinicians through the process, and makes sure clinicians ask the required questions."

Amber Beaumont, RN, IT Analyst
Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (Coffeyville, KS)

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that more than 47,000 Americans died by suicide in 2017, and over a half-million people visited a hospital for injuries from self-harm in 2015. Depression — the condition most often associated with suicide — is often undiagnosed or untreated. MEDITECH’s Depression Screening and Suicide Prevention Toolkit addresses this top healthcare priority by helping clinicians to identify patients who may be at risk. 

Aligned with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Zero Suicide ToolkitThe Joint Commission, and the CMS Quality Payment Program, the toolkit includes advanced clinical decision support, real-time surveillance, documentation tools, and registry patient monitoring. Components also include:

  • On-demand video education

  • Outcomes-centered workflow guide

  • Setup guidance

  • Decision log

  • Change log

  • Reference/supporting information

  • FAQs.

Customer support models

MEDITECH’s EHR Excellence Toolkits are available in two customer support models:

Independent Implementation

Your own IT resources and clinicians build and integrate the toolkit into your current workflow, with help from the available toolkit materials provided on our webpage. 

*Please note: New READY customers can start from the toolkit content directly embedded into their EHR. 

MEDITECH Professional Services

A team of dedicated experts from the MEDITECH toolkit development team — all of whom are certified in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Model for Improvement — support you through a full toolkit implementation and transform your current workflow.