In an historic move that will advance health for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will require that all Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems certified under the Meaningful Use program have the capacity to collect sexual orientation and gender identity information from patients. The new rules released October 6 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) will require EHR systems certified under Stage 3 of Meaningful Use to allow users to record, change, and access structured dataRead More
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