Q&A: EHR changes could improve care of LGBTQIA+ patients

Q&A: EHR changes could improve care of LGBTQIA+ patients

Research has shown that many patients in the LGBTQIA+ community experience health care discrimination and avoid health care out of fear of mistreatment.Consequently, the LQBTQIA+ community has lower mammography and pap smear screening rates and higher rates of substance abuse, smoking, unhealthy weight control or weight perception, HIV and other STIs than the general population, according to a study in the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium Proceedings.Many LGBTQIA+ biases and health concerns could be abated by making changes to electronic health records, according toRead More

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