The Release of Information 101 blog provides an educational forum on the basics of release of information, the process involved and challenges faced within hospitals and physician or group practices. Authored by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGA, Past President of the Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and HealthPort Senior Vice President of HIM and Privacy Officer, Release of Information 101 is an educational resource and will discuss reasons why a solid and compliant release of information process matters to healthcare providers.
Ms. Bowen is a distinguished professional with 20-plus years of experience in the health information management industry. She serves as the Sr. Vice President of HIM and Privacy Officer of HealthPort where she is responsible for acting as an internal customer advocate. Most recently, Ms. Bowen served as the Enterprise Director of HIM Services for Erlanger Health System for 13 years, where 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 has 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. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Chattanooga State HIM program and UT Memphis HIM Master’s program. She also serves on the advisory board for Care Communications based in Chicago, Illinois. Click here
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