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Altered Mental Status: More Info Please
Despite “altered mental status” being a generally accepted term throughout the medical profession, documentation experts warn that it typically does not adequately describe the care being provided.

Featured Articles

Medical Record Requests Continue to Challenge Hospitals
The Rise of the Chatbots
Hitting the Mark on Coder Performance

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• ISMP Calls for a System-Based Response to Errors, Not Criminal Prosecution

• Statement From AHIMA CEO on Proposed Rules on Information Blocking and Interoperability

• ONC Calls for Adoption of Standardized APIs

• Senators Fret Over HIPAA Weakening to Ease SNF Communication

• CHIME Launches Innovation Initiative to Spur Advancements in HIT

Blog Speak

Patient Rights and the
Designated Record Set

What's Next for FHIR?

AHIMA and AMIA Call for Better
Patient Access to Health Information
in Congressional Briefing

Spotlight on Leadership

Women Look to Make Leadership Inroads

Grab a Seat at the Table

EHR Implementations: Don’t Be Left Out

By the Numbers

4 in 10

Only this number of hospitals reported they can find patient health information as well as send, receive, and integrate patient summary of care records from sources outside their health system, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s analysis of 2017 data from the American Hospital Association’s Information Technology Supplement Survey.

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Successful Coding of Device Failure