Best Practices Reviewed for Collecting Patient Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data

MHA members are invited to participate in the webinar Collection of SOGI Data Best Practices for the Acute Care Setting, which will be held 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET Nov. 10. In this training, Chris Grasso, vice president, health informatics and data services, and Alex Keuroghlian, MD, director of the division of education and training, Fenway Health, Boston, discuss best practices for collecting patient sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data and documenting SOGI in electronic health records. Registration is free for all Michigan hospitals.

As a result of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize how to incorporate SOGI data collection into their workflow, using their electronic health records and quality improvement techniques to improve communication, quality care, and data and quality management activities.
  • Identify at least one method to actively engage and educate staff on the importance of collecting and using SOGI data, how to do so, the data’s impact on health disparities, and how SOGI can be used to direct education and clinical practice.
  • Identify at least one training, tool or another resource to assist their organizations in collecting and using SOGI data.

Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.