Category Archives: Participant

Projects in which I was a participant or member

Institute of Medicine: Collecting Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a summary of its October 12, 2012 workshop on the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in electronic health records.  The summary can be downloaded from the IOM website and will … Continue reading

Posted in Demographic Data, Demographic Data: Gender Identity, Demographic Data: Sexual Orientation, Health Care Disparities, Health Information Technology, Participant | 2 Comments

Grantmakers in Health: Ensuring Health Workforce Diversity Strategy Session

This report from Grantmakers in Health summarizes a strategy session held in June 2011 to examine funder strategies to support health workforce diversity, especially in the context of the implementation of national health care reform.  I was honored to be … Continue reading

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Of, By and For the People: My Reflections on the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Early Monday morning on June 7, 1999, I left Orlando, Florida (where I was vacationing with my partner, but had brought a suit and dress shoes along, “just in case”), and flew to Washington DC, where I stored my luggage … Continue reading

Posted in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health, Author, Participant, The iBau Blog, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders | 4 Comments

Institute of Medicine Report: Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This Institute of Medicine report brief, issued April 2010, summarizes recommendations to improve the National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report.  The full report is available from the Institute of Medicine.  

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Institute of Medicine Report: Standardization of Race, Ethnicity and Language Data

This report brief summarizes the Institute of Medicine subcommittee report making recommendations for the standardization of race, ethnicity and language data for health care quality improvement.  The report brief is also available in Español (Spanish) and in 中国 (Chinese).  The full report is … Continue reading

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National Quality Forum: Improving Health Care Quality for Minority Patients

This National Quality Forum workshop examines the health care quality measures which could be used to monitor and support quality improvement activities for racial and ethnic minority patients.  Link to Original Source

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Institute of Medicine Workshop on Equality and Patient-Centeredness: Integrating Health Literacy, Disparities Reduction, and Quality Improvement

This 2008 Institute of Medicine workshop examined the connections between quality improvement, disparities reduction and health literacy.

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Joint Commission Report: Roadmap for Effective Communication, Cultural Competency and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

This report from the Joint Commission recommends action steps and resources for hospitals to improve provider-patient communication, cultural competency and patient- and family-centered care.  These recommendations support the implementation of new Joint Commission standards which were effective January 2010. Link … Continue reading

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