Patient information would be captured and used in order to reduce health disparities in Stage 3 of the electronic health records meaningful use program, according to recommendations adopted on March 11 by the Health IT Policy Committee.

Capture of expanded demographic information is one of the 19 objectives in a Stage 3 proposal the advisory committee has sent to the Department of Health and Human Services. Under this objective, the certification criteria to achieve the goal of reducing health disparities would be the ability to capture occupation and industry codes, as well as sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability status.

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