In an article posted to Healthcare Today, MRO’s Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB, is quoted on her predictions for what HIM professionals should watch for in 2019.

HIM’s Role in Cybersecurity: Though cybersecurity is traditionally handled by health IT departments, I believe 2019 will be the year that HIM professionals become much more involved in cybersecurity planning and program execution. Cybersecurity is a top concern for healthcare leaders at all levels. HIM’s expertise for protecting health information will be recognized and valued as organizations strengthen their cybersecurity policies in the year ahead.