Category Archives: Demographic Data: Sexual Orientation

Healthy People 2020: Request for Comments on New Objectives

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting comments regarding new objectives proposed to be added to Healthy People 2020 since the last public comment period in fall 2014. Healthy People 2020 will continue to provide opportunities … Continue reading

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Office of National Coordinator for Health IT: Draft 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory

The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued a draft of its 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory. While the standards and implementation specifications included in the advisory may be adopted in regulation (already or in the future), required … Continue reading

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Fenway Institute: Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records

This issue brief from the Fenway Institute National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Education Center describes the emerging best practice recommendation for collecting patient sexual orientation and gender identity data in electronic health records.  Providers who are informed of … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health has published this first-ever Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare.  The Equity Plan focuses on Medicare populations that experience disproportionately high burdens of disease, lower quality of care, … Continue reading

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Send Comment to CMS by September 8 to Support Race and Ethnicity Data Stratification in Medicare Physician Quality Reporting

BACKGROUND The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are seeking public comments on whether physician quality measures from the Physician Quality Reporting System and on the Physician Compare web site should be reported and stratified by patients’ race, ethnicity, … Continue reading

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Health Research and Education Trust: Diversity in Health Care

The Health Research and Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published these six case studies describing how hospitals and health systems have implemented principles of diversity and inclusion at their health care organizations.  The health care organizations profiled … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court: Marriage Equality Recognized Nationwide

In its June 26, 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court found a federal constitutional right to marriage equality for same-sex couples under the due process and equal protection provisions of the 14th Amendment. Link to Original … Continue reading

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URGENT: Tomorrow is Deadline for Comments on Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Proposed Rule

BACKGROUND The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has proposed a new regulation that would require electronic health record systems to document and use disaggregated, granular data categories for patients’ race, … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Report

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its 2014 report on department-wide activities focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and populations. Since 2011, HHS has issued these annual reports through its LBGT Issues Coordinating … Continue reading

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National Health Interview Survey Publishes First Data on Sexual Orientation

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has published analyses of its first data collected on the sexual orientation, based on 34,557 adult respondents surveyed in 2013. The question that was included in the NHIS for male respondents was: Which of … Continue reading

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