Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB
Vice President, Privacy, Compliance and HIM Policy
In her role as Vice President of Privacy, Compliance and HIM Policy, Bowen ensures new and existing client HIM policies and procedures are to code. Bowen also serves as the company’s Privacy and Compliance Officer (PCO), assuring timely reporting of any disclosure incident. She is also responsible for reviewing legislation to assure industry response and compliance within MRO. Bowen has more than 40 years of experience in Health Information Management (HIM), holding a variety of HIM director and consulting roles. Bowen currently sits on The Sequoia Project Board of Directors and is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She served as AHIMA President and Board Chair, as a member of the Board of Directors for six years, and of the Council on Certification for three years. Bowen has also served on the AHIMA Foundation Board of Directors, serving as its Board Chair. She has been honored with AHIMA’s Triumph Award in the mentor category; she is also the recipient of the Distinguished Member Award from the Tennessee Health Information Management Association (THIMA). Bowen is an established author and speaker on HIM topics and has taught HIM studies at Chattanooga State and the University of Tennessee Memphis. Bowen holds a Bachelor of Medical Science degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a focus in medical record administration and a Master’s degree in Health Information/ Informatics Management Technology from the College of Saint Scholastic in Duluth, MN.