Rita K. Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB
Rita Bowen is the Vice President of Privacy, HIM Policy and Education at MRO. Bowen is a distinguished professional with over 30 years of experience in the health information management industry. Prior to MRO, she served as the senior vice president of HIM and privacy officer at HealthPort where she is responsible for acting as an internal customer advocate to ensure client needs are met and understood.
Most recently, Bowen served as the enterprise director of HIM Sservices for Erlanger Health System for 13 years. While serving Erlanger she received commendation from the hospital county authority for outstanding leadership. She is the recipient of the Mentor Triumph Award and Distinguished Member of AHIMA's Quality Management Section. She served as the AHIMA President and Board Chair in 2010, a member of AHIMA's Board of Director (2006-2011), the Council on Certification (2003-2005) and various task groups including CHP exam and AHIMA's liaison to HIMSS for the CHS exam construction (2002).
Bowen is also an established speaker on diverse HIM topics and an active author on privacy and legal health records.