Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, is a distinguished professional with 20+ years of experience in the health information management industry. Ms. Bowen joined HealthPort in 2011 and serves as the Sr. Vice President of HIM and Privacy Officer where she is responsible for acting as an internal customer advocate to ensure client needs are met and understood. In addition, Ms. Bowen identifies and implements solutions to maximize HealthPort customer satisfaction.
Most recently, Ms. Bowen served as the Enterprise Director of HIM Services for Erlanger Health System for 13 years. While serving Erlanger she received commendation from the hospital county authority for outstanding leadership. Ms. Bowen is the recipient of Mentor FORE Triumph Award and Distinguished Member of AHIMA’s Quality Management Section. She served as the AHIMA President and Board Chair in 2010, a member of AHIMA’s Board of Directors (2006-2011), the Council on Certification (2003-2005) and various task groups including CHP exam and AHIMA’s liaison to HIMSS for the CHS exam construction (2002).
Ms. Bowen is an established speaker on diverse HIM topics and an active author on privacy and legal health records. She served on the CCHIT security and reliability workgroup and as Chair of Regional Committees East-Tennessee HIMSS and co-chair of Tennessee’s e-HIM group. Rita is adjunct faculty for the Chattanooga State HIM program and UT Memphis HIM Master’s program where she teaches leadership. She also serves on the advisory board for Care Communications based in Chicago, Illinois.
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