Overcoming technical and cultural challenges to delivering equitable care for LGBTQ+ individuals in a rural, underserved area.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ+) community is vulnerable to health-care disparities. Many health-care organizations are working to collect sexual orientation and gender identity in their electronic health records (EHRs), with the goal of providing more inclusive care to their LGBTQ+ patients. There are significant human and technical barriers to making these efforts successful. Based on our 5-year experience at Geisinger (an integrated health system located in [...]
Author(s): Marney, Heather L, Vawdrey, David K, Warsame, Leyla, Tavares, Spencer, Shapiro, Andrea, Breese, Arthur, Brayford, Amy, Chittalia, Aliasgar Z