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, 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



Toolkits are intended to support healthcare professionals by providing timely information about prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease or condition by displaying patient information in the context of evidence-based clinical guidelines. They are intended for the purpose of enabling the healthcare professionals to independently review the basis for such recommendations. It is not intended to replace the clinical judgment of a healthcare professional to make a clinical diagnosis or treatment decision regarding an individual patient.