Zero Suicide Institute and Jaspr Health Partner on a New Digital Platform that can Help Prevent Suicide
New evidence-based digital suicide care platform integrates awareness, education and support for suicidal patients and providers to save lives.
Today Zero Suicide Institute, an international organization committed to preventing suicide deaths by catalyzing system-wide transformation in health systems, and Jaspr Health, the technology leader in scaling access to evidence-based suicide-care for patients and providers, announced a partnership to that will integrate awareness, education, and support to help save lives.
Hospital emergency departments are the front lines for suicide prevention and care, yet few are equipped for the overwhelming increase in patients - 14 million behavioral health emergencies per year and growing 12% annually. This partnership will help health systems deliver reliable access to required, standardized evidence-based protocols - such as suicide risk assessments, crisis stability planning, and lethal means safety - to help stabilize patients and extend support through care transitions without any additional burden on their staff. Zero Suicide Institute and Jaspr Health are committed to helping health systems become high-reliability organizations whose care decreases risk of suicide by creating hope, trust, and caring.
Jaspr Health’s digital suicide-care platform improves the patient experience and optimizes provider care. It transforms traditionally long ER wait times with immediate access for patients to on-demand guided assessments and powerful videos of survivors with lived experiences to deliver compassionate care and instill hope when it’s needed most, both in the hospital and at home with a companion mobile app.
As the Institute’s first Digital Solution Partner, this Fall the organizations will jointly launch new educational forums, webinars and content for health systems that highlights how this digital technology can significantly improve the standardization of compassionate, personalized, and evidence-based care.
“The Zero Suicide movement is a thriving global effort to prevent suicide deaths by transforming how health systems care for people at risk for suicide death,” said Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet, Director of the Zero Suicide Institute. “Our Institute supports healthcare organizations as they transform care—and digital technology is critical for scalability and success. As both a pioneer and thought leader in the digital suicide prevention space, Jaspr Health is a natural choice as our first Digital Solution Partner.”
In a randomized clinical trial in hospital emergency rooms, Jaspr Health significantly outperformed care-as-usual resulting in increased access to evidence-based suicide-specific interventions, increased capacity for patients to cope with suicidal thoughts, decreased patient distress and agitation, and increased patients’ report of learning skills to regulate their emotions.
“Data are clear that when you implement a Zero Suicide framework, you improve outcomes. Jaspr’s evidence-based digital technology helps health systems achieve safer care by overcoming ongoing workforce shortages and other barriers. Leveraging Jaspr from the moment a patient is detected to be suicidal can significantly and immediately improve care,” said Dr. Kelly Koerner, Jaspr Health Co-Founder and CEO. “We’re extremely honored to be chosen as their first Digital Solution Partner and to helping scale access to suicide evidence-based care that will ultimately save lives.”
About Jaspr Health
Jaspr Health is a trusted, digital-suicide platform with automated, evidence-based protocols that improve the patient experience, optimizes provider care, and empowers health systems to reduce their risks and costs, ultimately saving lives.
For more information visit jasprhealth.com
About Zero Suicide
Zero Suicide is a transformational framework for health and behavioral health care systems. Zero Suicide presents an aspirational challenge-to eliminate suicide-through systemwide transformation toward safer and more effective suicide care. Zero Suicide Institute provides training, consultation, and technical assistance in implementing system-and provider-level changes to improve suicide care.
For more information visit zerosuicide.edc.org