In this communication we identify strategies for effectively documenting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Electronic Health Records. For this review a multidisciplinary group composed by three physicians, a nurse, an engineer and a lawyer analyzed the evidence in bibliography related to the topic and summarized the results. After analyzing the information, we summarized and classified them into three major topics: To request, to store and to display and access to the information. How to standardize those data and where data specifically will be populated in EHRs have not been answered yet. The target of all of these efforts should be: to be sensitive with the needs of the patient and to ensure high quality of care.
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