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Given recent guidance from the OCR, now is the time for HI professionals to hold internal discussions, revisit policies, refresh education, and build checklists to ensure the privacy of sensitive patient data related to reproductive health. Here are four steps to take now.


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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