Doctors, EHRs, and the Patient relationship on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, DC USA

Doctors, EHRs, and the Patient relationship on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, DC USA

View The Kojo Nnamdi Show 34265 on Flickr.com It is the decade of the patient, when the local (Washington, DC) affiliate (@Wamu885) hosts a conversation about how electronic health records are affecting the relationship between patients and physicians (You, Your Doctor And A Computer: How Technology Impacts Personal Health Care | The Kojo Nnamdi Show). … Continue reading Doctors, EHRs, and the Patient relationship on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, DC USA

UC Davis Health asks LGBT patients to share info for tailored care

UC Davis Health asks LGBT patients to share info for tailored care – Business – The Sacramento Bee.

There’s a groundswell of concern in the medical community that lack of sexual orientation and gender identity information might be impacting care of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients.The UC Davis Health System responded to those concerns Thursday, saying it will become the first academic health system in the nation to incorporate that information as standard demographic elements within the electronic health records of its patients.

As I mentioned previously in this post (see: Now Reading: Electronic medical records and the transgender patient – to eliminate, not create, disparities | Ted Eytan, MD), there is work to be done to improve electronic health records’ abilities for vulnerable populations, including people who are trans. Nice to see UCDavis (@UCDavis) move ahead on this work.

For more information, you can access Ed Callihan, MD’s presentation to the Intitute of Medicine here.

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Visit to a very paperless practice: Michael West, MD PhD – Washington Endocrine Clinic, Washington DC USA

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