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Author Alper, Joe, author

Title Collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data in electronic health records : workshop summary / Joe Alper, Monica N. Feit, and Jon Q. Sanders, rapporteurs ; Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiv, 73 pages)) : illustrations
Contents Introduction and overview -- Clinical rationale for collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data -- Federal perspective on the use of electronic health records to collect sexual orientation and gender indentity data -- Existing data collection practices in clinical settings -- Developing and implementing questions for collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity -- Closing remarks
Summary In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, the first comprehensive compilation of what is known about the health of each of these groups at different stages of life. This report also outlined an agenda for the research and data collection necessary to form a fuller understanding of this subject. One of the recommendations in this report was that, provided that privacy concerns could be adequately addressed, information on patients' sexual orientation and gender identity should be collected in electronic health records, just as information on race and ethnicity is routinely collected. Such data are essential because demographics provide the foundation for understanding any population's status and needs. This recommendation recognized that the possible discomfort on the part of health care workers asking questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, a lack of knowledge by providers about how to elicit this information, and some hesitancy on the part of patients to disclose this information may be barriers to the collection of meaningful data on sexual orientation and gender identity
Notes Title from PDF t.p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This activity by the National Academy of Sciences was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health under Contract Number HHSN263201200074I, with additional support from The California Endowment under grant number 20121371, and the California HealthCare Foundation, based in Oakland, California, under grant number 17133
Description based on version viewed: Oct. 26, 2013
Subject Gender identity -- United States -- Congresses.
Medical records -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Medical records -- Standards -- United States -- Congresses.
Medical records -- United States -- Data processing -- Congresses.
Sexual orientation -- United States -- Congresses.
Data Collection -- standards.
Electronic Health Records -- standards.
Gender Identity.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Feit, Monica N., author
Sanders, Jon Q., author
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on the Health of Select Populations, sponsor
Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records (Workshop) (2012 : Washington, D.C.)
ISBN 0309268044