- An article in JAMIA provides helpful information for planning and implementing sexual orientation and gender identity data collection in electronic health records.
- Even though clinicians and their patients would benefit from having these data in patient records, this does not suggest that it is the sole responsibility of clinicians and their staffs to collect these sensitive data.
- When patients provide a response to this question in a patient portal, it could contradict with the information collected by providers.
- For more information about observations and observation values, see Appendix II for an informational resource developed by the Health IT Standards Committee.
- The Gender Harmony Project is updating the representation of several sex-related concepts, including gender identity. Their proposed value set (extensible for other use cases) for gender identity does not include the concepts of Female-to-Male (FTM)/Transgender Male/Trans Man, Male-to-Female (MTF)/Transgender Female/Trans Woman, or Additional gender category or other, please specify. HL7 Version 3 code: OTH that are included in the ONC value set which was established in regulation and incorporated by reference.