UCLA Health is proud of our designation as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. As a continuation of delivering safe, equitable, affirming and quality care to all of our patients, we are pleased to announce that our organization will become one of the first in the nation to adopt systemwide electronic health record changes to support our LGBTQ patients.
On January 31, 2018, updates to our electronic health records will enable our patients and staff to have the ability to capture preferred names and pronouns that will be reflected throughout patient records. Additionally, a sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) SmartForm will enable documentation of items by our clinicians that will lay a foundation for truly groundbreaking work in system flexibility, precision and decision support.
Any patient can request a preferred name and pronoun be updated in our electronic health records. The request could come from a patient who prefers a nickname or from a patient whose gender identity does not match their legal identity.
The preferred name will appear in patient headers, ADT labels, inpatient face sheets, ambulatory face sheets and the department appointments report (DAR). The preferred pronoun will appear in patient headers and the DAR.
Contact the LGBTQ Equitable Care Committee at [email protected] if you have any questions.