Understanding the physician’s role in the care of the patient will
ensure effective workflows between the health information staff
tending because he or she has already completed his or her
residency in internal medicine.
The use of the term attending physician is most often found
in academic medical centers or teaching hospitals, wherein the
In nonacademic medical centers the admitting and attending
physician is often considered one in the same.
Lou Ann Wiedemann ( email@example.com) is director of professional practice resources at AHIMA.