Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Adapting Electronic Health Records to the Needs of Transgender Persons

The recent  civil rights decisions by SCOTUS has required medical providers to reassess their thoughts about marriage, gender confusion and ambiguous genitalia.  It has even caused the DSM to be revised and eliminate some of the categories from DSM.

SCOTUS DECISION

The EHR will need some significant upgrading to accommodate those needs. No longer does a check box or a sexual identification statement fulfill the necessary information.

This field will be replaced by "What term would you use to identify yourself by gender, or an icon such as in the image below (courtesy colourbox)





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