Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Gender Harmony: Improved Standards to Support Affirmative Care of Gender-Marginalized People Through Inclusive Gender and Sex Representation

McClure, R. C., Macumber, C. L., Kronk, C., Grasso, C., Horn, R. J., Queen, R., Posnack, S., Davison, K.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

The paper outlines the work of the Gender Harmony Project, which has developed a gender-inclusive Health Level Seven International (HL7) logical model: the HL7 Gender Harmony Model. The Gender Harmony Model is a logical model that provides a standardized approach that is both backwards-compatible and an improvement to the meaningful capture of gender identity, recorded sex or recorded gender, sex for clinical use, the name to use, and pronouns that are affirmative and inclusive of gender-marginalized people. The Gender Harmony Project was formed to create more inclusive health information exchange standards to enable a safer, higher-quality, and embracing healthcare experience. The Gender Harmony Model provides the informative guidance for standards for developers to implement a more thorough technical design that improves the narrow binary design used in many legacy clinical systems.

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Outcomes of Interest

Improve Data Infrastructure

Priority Population(s)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Persons

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