Jaspr Health Partners with UMass Chan Medical School to Advance Suicide Prevention Technologies 

By January 31, 2024 May 6th, 2024 News

Jaspr Health proudly announces its collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School (UMass Chan Medical School) to advance suicide prevention initiatives through innovative technology. This partnership marks a significant stride forward in leveraging cutting-edge solutions to address the urgent challenge of rising suicide rates. 

UMass Chan Medical School recently unveiled the establishment of a new center, CAPES (Center for Accelerating Practices to End Suicide through Technology Translation) aimed at evaluating and accelerating technologies designed to reduce suicide rates. Recognizing the critical importance of this mission, Jaspr Health has committed to supporting the center’s efforts with its expertise in mental health technology and its dedication to improving outcomes for individuals facing mental health challenges. 

“At Jaspr Health, we are deeply committed to transforming mental healthcare through technology,” said Dr. Linda Dimeff, CEO and Co-Founder of Jaspr Health. “Suicide prevention requires a comprehensive approach, and we believe that innovative technology can play a pivotal role in identifying risk factors, delivering timely interventions, and offering support to those in need. Through our partnership with UMass Medical School, we are eager to collaborate on groundbreaking solutions that have the potential to save lives.” 

The collaborative efforts between Jaspr Health and UMass Chan Medical School will focus on creating scalable, evidence-based interventions for suicide prevention within emergency departments.  Jaspr Health will provide access to its innovative platform, as well as collaborate closely with researchers and clinicians at UMass Medical School to inform the development and implementation of suicide prevention technologies within health systems.  

“We are excited to study how Jaspr Health changes care delivery and patient outcomes,” said Dr. Edwin Boudreaux, Professor of Emergency Medicine who co-directs CAPES with Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD, Professor of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences. “By leveraging the latest advancements in technology, we can revolutionize suicide prevention efforts and make a meaningful impact on public health.” 

Jaspr went live at UMass Memorial Healthcare in January 2024 and is currently being studied with patients within their emergency department. 

For more information about Jaspr Health and its initiatives, visit www.jasprhealth.com