1. Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records

    Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI) data in electronic health records (EHRs) is essential to providing high-quality, patient-centered care to LGBT individuals. SO/GI data collection has been recommended by both the Institute of Medicine and the Joint Commission as a way to learn about which populations are being served, and to measure quality of...
  2. Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains in Electronic Health Records

    Capturing Social and Behavioral Domains in Electronic Health Records is the first phase of a two-phase study to identify domains and measures that capture the social determinants of health to inform the development of recommendations for meaningful use of Electronic health records (EHRs). This report identifies specific domains to be...
  3. How Electronic Health Records Can Help Prevent Suicides

    Electronic health records (EHRs) facilitate immediate feedback to healthcare providers and offer ways to identify and track potentially suicidal patients. Using EHRs, with the involvement of primary care providers, in suicide assessment and prevention may significantly help identify suicidal patients who are not actively seeking mental health treatment and ultimately...