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Patient Demographics

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Gender Identity
A coded representation of a patient's stated gender identity

Comment

Gender Identity Description

The NY eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) supports including Gender Identity in the USCDI v2 due to its widespread use and clinical value for LGBTQIA individuals. We suggest revising the element description to reference the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) definition: "One's innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither – how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. One's gender identity can be the same or different from their sex assigned at birth."

Recommendations for Updated Submission

We've reviewed and submitted feedback on the submission we've put forward for Patient Gender Identity, and we believe the information provided differs from the submission here, which has been referenced when told we submitted a duplicate. We believe our submission should be revisited as it differs in some areas to the submission seen here.       This is the data element description from the submission we've put forth: The gender the patient identifies with. The Patient's gender identity is used as guidance (e.g. for staff) about how to interact with the patient.

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