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Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data (Fall 2020)

Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data

Resource Subtopic: Research and Data, Human Resources, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Equity.

Keywords: Data Collection, Management, and Analytics, LGBTQIA+, Patient Demographics, Staffing and Onboarding, Uniform Data System (UDS).

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language(s): English

Developed by: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: In this webinar, Chris Grasso, Vice President for Health Informatics and Data Services and Mason Dunn, Deputy Director for the Division of Education and Training at Fenway Health, discuss best practices for health centers to collect patient Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) data and document SOGI in electronic health records. The training will focus on analyzing and using SOGI data for clinical decision-making and monitoring health disparities, and if, when, and how the collection and analysis of employee SOGI data can inform practices in HR, including policies for hiring, onboarding and retention.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit