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Disruption is the new normal. As a global civilization dealing with a worldwide pandemic, we’ve adapted to shifting guidelines, researched dubious news proclamations, and discovered a newfound appreciation for the routine. These three skills converge to support compliance professionals as they monitor HIPAA Right of Access Rule guidelines, research new enforcement actions, and hold steadfast to proven risk mitigation strategies.

This article provides an analysis of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforcement actions, outlines important areas for compliance in 2022, and shares the latest news on states’ push to enact their own consumer privacy laws. There are five valuable points for compliance professionals to adopt, research, and discover on their journey toward compliance with the HIPAA Right of Access Rule.


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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