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James TG, Sullivan MK, Butler JD
Promoting health equity for deaf patients through the electronic health record.
This perspective article outlines barriers to health equity research serving deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) American Sign Language users due to systems developed by large-scale informatics networks and to institutional policies on self-serve cohort discovery tools. The authors list potential ways to help adequate capture of language status of DHH American Sign Language users in order to promote health equity for this population.
Citation: James TG, Sullivan MK, Butler JD . Promoting health equity for deaf patients through the electronic health record. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2021 Dec 28;29(1):213-16. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocab239..
Keywords: Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Disabilities