Gender and Gender Identity
At Healthie, we understand that diversity, inclusivity and sensitivity are critical factors in healthcare screening and care. For this reason, we continue to add items to our Product Roadmap that will help make default intake forms, and client-facing aspects of the Healthie portal, increasingly more inclusive.
To help providers more appropriately document a client's gender, and gender identity, we've added a new option within the Client Profile > Actions > Client Info > Personal Information. Within the Gender field, you'll now see an "Other" option. When Other is selected, a new field for "Gender Identity" will appear. You can free text your client's gender identify within this field.
Please note, there is a separate "Sex on File for Insurance" field, as insurance payers require a traditional selection on a CMS 1500 claim form. Clients will not see these gender fields or indicators.
Gender/identity information can be captured through a "Smart Field" within Healthie, which can be added to forms (ie. Intake or Charting forms) and will automatically update your client's profile.
You can find this field by navigating to Forms > Form Builder > Select "Client Info" from the Question Bank drop-down > Gender Identity
A great use case is to drag the Gender Identity field onto your Healthie Smart Form, or the custom intake form that you utilize. This field is a "free-text" field, meaning that the provider (or client) can write in their response.