Source: Community Catalyst
Topic: Data Collection/Evaluation
The Institute of Medicine and the Joint Commission recommend collecting data on sexual orientation and gender identity in health care settings, especially in electronic health records/electronic medical records. These data are essential for providing high-quality, patient-centered care to LGBT individuals and for addressing LGBT health disparities. This brief informs where sexual data are currently collected on federal surveys, where states have additional opportunities to add sexual orientation and gender identity questions to other surveys conducted in partnership between states and the federal government, and about data collection on the health insurance marketplace.