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Journal Article

Improvement brief: detecting and assessing suicide ideation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simon GE, Stewart CC, Gary MC, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021;Epub Apr 22.

The COVID-19 pandemic expanded the use of telehealth and virtual care. This article describes one health system’s experience adapting suicide risk assessments for virtual visits and how the use of electronic health record patient portal messaging can facilitate systematic identification and assessment of suicide risk among patients receiving virtual mental health care.