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by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB

AHIMA’s Dan Kelly interviews our industry expert Rita Bowen to clear up misconceptions about HIPAA rules, privacy and compliance, and AHIMA’s release of information guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views, opinions, or policies of MRO Corporation.


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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