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October 6, 2022, marked the formal enforcement and compliance deadline for the United States health care industry to provide patients with access to their electronic health information (EHI). Also coined “health data liberation day,” the celebration was an important milestone in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s information blocking and interoperability roadmap. Patients are now officially empowered to demand online access to their health records. And all stakeholders, from providers to payers, are obliged to honor patient requests for EHI, with expected enforcement at the end of 2023.


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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