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As Fred Bazzoli’s article on the ONC notes, work on interoperability has been happening for more than 20 years and the “coming attractions” are here.

While no one argues that we still have work to do, the 21st Century Cures Act, the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and multiple other initiatives now serve as foundations and catalysts for the advancement of interoperability. As real strides are being made, this is an important aspect of my role on the board of directors for The Sequoia Project.


Bowen is an established author and speaker on healthcare privacy and security. She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), having served as its President and Board Chair, as a member of the Board of Directors and of the Council on Certification, and currently sits on the AHIMA Foundation Board of Directors. In her role at MRO, Bowen works with clients to ensure HIM policies and procedures are to code. Additionally, Bowen serves as the company’s Privacy and Compliance Officer (CPO).

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