How NYU Langone uses Epic to address LGBT health disparities

New York City-based NYU Langone's Perlmutter Cancer Center is aiming to eliminate disparities in LGBT healthcare by collecting information on patient sexual orientation and gender identity in its Epic EHR.

The campaign is being worked on by clinicians at the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity and NYU Langone's Medical Center. Clinicians hope the effort to decrease the higher rates of cancer faced by members of the LGBT community, according to a June 29 NYU Langone blog post.

The project will allow patients to enter sexual orientation and gender identity information in the demographics tab in Epic. 

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