Allina Health and Jaspr Health announced a partnership Wednesday with the goal of reducing suicides across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
This partnership will include the use of Jaspr Health’s digital suicide prevention platform for people at risk of suicide and the search for crisis services from one of Allina Health’s 12 emergency departments. Allina Health and Jaspr Health are working to develop how the operation will happen, but the hope is that this service will enhance the care of patients receiving treatment through an emergency department.
“This partnership allows Allina Health to serve patients in ways that weren’t possible before,” Brian Palmer, vice president of mental health and addiction services at Allina Health, said in a statement. “In addition to expanding and improving the patient experience using the latest technology, we will be better able to engage with patients in times of crisis through evidence-based interventions in our emergency departments. Our ED crisis physicians provide outstanding care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. year, and this tool will help them help their patients more effectively.”