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5/17/2018 at 1:07:54 PM GMT
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Legal vs Preferred Name
Hi all-I am wondering if anyone has had discussions or is able to provide best practice around using a patients legal name vs Preferred name in patient identification. We are starting to have this discussion as we are having more and more patients that are transgender or identify different then birth sex. To help improve pt. satisfaction we are working on using the preferred name and having it display in different areas of the EHR but that brings into question using the preferred or legal name when doing patient identification. I would appreciate any insight or experience or thoughts you may have.

DeeDee Baka BSN, RN
Manager of Patient Safety Program
Aurora Health Care

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