· Feb 5, 2019

Support for gender code "U" in Healthshare

Does Intersystems Ensemble support (for LGBTQ+) gender code "U" in Healtshare? Specifically for the clinical (or physician) viewer?

Test shows the gender code is consumed without error and stored, but the viewer does not present it except (as far as I can see) in the patient search drop-down.

The 2.3.1 HL7 ADT schema code table lists "U" as a supported option.

Would this require customization in the viewer code to support this?

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We use the gender codes M,F,U & I all the time in HL7v2, both on Ensemble, and since we migrated to HealthShare.  

The 'New Features in Health Connect 15.03' page of the documenation also mention that SDA has followed CDA and added 'BirthGender'(clinically relevant in some situations for care of LGBTQ+ patients).

Kind regards, 


PS: I can't speak for TrakCare as we don't use that product.