The Fenway Institute

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Upcoming Webinars


We provide a monthly webinar series that will feature key topics on LGBT health and will offer CME/CEU credit. To be informed of the dates for this series, sign up for our email updates.

We offer closed captioning for our live webinars upon request. Please email us at least 5 business days before the webinar date if you are interested!

December 2014


Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Electronic Health Record: Why and How

  • Faculty: Harvey Makadon, MD, Director, the National LGBT Health Education Center and Chris Grasso, MPH, Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services, Fenway Health
  • Date/Time: December 15, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm ET

The Institute of Medicine has recommended routinely collecting sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data from patients to help end lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender invisibility in health care as well to measure quality and progress in eliminating disparities. In addition, a growing number of federal agencies are using or testing SOGI questions in surveys; for example, HRSA is including gender identity questions in the upcoming 2014 Health Center Patient Survey.   In this webinar, Dr. Harvey Makadon of the National LGBT Health Education Center will focus on the rationale for collecting SOGI data, including health care inequalities faced by LGBT people, as well as the practical steps to implementing data collection within the electronic health record (EHR). Chris Grasso, MPH, the Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services at Fenway Health will then describe ways to collect SOGI information and incorporate it into the EHR.


January 2015


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