What we Choose to Measure Matters: A Lifesaving Imperative for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Wednesday, April 19 at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT
North Building, Level 3 | Hall B | HIMSS Connect

Data collection is an indispensable tool to understand and address challenges facing LGBTQIA+ communities. Failing to collect meaningful data can hinder researchers, policymakers, service providers, and advocates' ability to understand a community's experiences, identify disparities, and generate policies that promote equity. Specifically, capturing data on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in Health IT systems can help organizations identify and address these inequities experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals. In this session, learn how to develop and adopt strategies to collect, store, use, and exchange SOGI data. Hear from a health IT professional who oversees the health informatics ecosystem for the world's largest LGBTQ+ services provider.

CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT, IT Professional, Physician or Physician’s Assistant


Gabriel Garcia-Lopez, CPHIMS
Health Information Systems Director
Los Angeles LGBT Center