It is a really exciting time for clinical research informatics research in mental health, especially child mental health care, where there are many unanswered questions and substantial clinical need. The convergent expertise of the CTSI community gives me hope that it is possible to efficiently and creatively refine precision of prevention efforts and make a real difference in lives of children and families.
- Juliet Edgcomb, MD, PhD
A new study from UCLA Health researchers finds that the typical ways health systems store and track data on children receiving emergency care miss a sizable portion of those who are having self-injurious thoughts or behaviors. The researchers also found that several machine learning models they designed were significantly better at identifying those children at risk of self-harm.