CRMC implements MEDITECH's Depression Screening and Suicide Prevention Toolkit

CRMC implements MEDITECH's Depression Screening and Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (Coffeyville, KS) experienced dramatic results when the acute care hospital and several outpatient clinics went LIVE as an early adopter of MEDITECH’s Depression Screening and Suicide Prevention Toolkit.

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Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (Coffeyville, KS) experienced dramatic results when the acute care hospital and several outpatient clinics went LIVE as an early adopter of MEDITECH’s Depression Screening and Suicide Prevention Toolkit in December 2019. The evidence-based tools and advanced clinical decision support are designed with Expanse technology. 

“In the first month using MEDITECH’s Depression Screening and Suicide Prevention Toolkit, we identified five patients at risk of suicide whom we normally may not have detected, and were able to get them the help they needed," said IT Consultant Al Monteiro. 

CRMC implemented the toolkit to improve depression screening at the organization, and to assist clinicians in following the appropriate processes and interventions needed when patients screen positive. 

Widespread depression screening at CRMC was a fairly new initiative. Although the organization has always been diligent about screening patients for suicide risk, clinicians were often unsure of how to proceed with screening every patient for depression; workflow and processes can vary depending on patients’ needs, and aren’t always clear-cut.  

“Since we went LIVE with the toolkit, no one has had to ask me, ‘What do I do next?,’” said IT Analyst Amber Beaumont, RN. “Clinical decision support guides clinicians through the process, and makes sure clinicians ask the required questions. It also tells them how to move forward, depending on the score.”

Customers, for toolkit guidance and an educational video, please visit our EHR Excellence Toolkit website. If you're interested in assistance with implementing this toolkit, please reach out to MEDITECH Professional Services

 

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