Distinguished Industry Expert Joins the HealthPort Organization

Rita Bowen, Past President of AHIMA, Joins HealthPort’s Executive Team to Further Client Satisfaction Goals

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthPort, the industry authority on the HIPAA-compliant exchange of protected health information through release of information services and audit management technology announced today that Rita K. Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, and Past President of The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), has joined the company to serve as the Senior Vice President of HIM and Privacy Officer. In her new role, Bowen will act as an internal customer advocate to ensure HealthPort’s clients’ business needs are understood and met. Her role includes developing and maintaining relationships with customers to identify opportunities and implement solutions to maximize customer satisfaction.

“Client satisfaction is a primary focus for HealthPort and with Rita Bowen’s extensive experience and the respect she has earned in the health information management industry, we are pleased Rita decided to accept this role and serve in this capacity,” stated Matt Rohs, General Manager and Senior VP of Release of Information (ROI) Services at HealthPort. “We are excited about the opportunity to provide our customers with an exceptional client advocate who will act as their liaison to ensure their business needs are identified and met utilizing the HealthPort suite of solutions.”

Rita Bowen’s extensive professional achievements include: serving on the Board of Directors for AHIMA and liaison for the HIMSS Healthcare security. Additionally she is the recipient of Tennessee HIMA’s Distinguished Member Award, the Achievement Award; and the AHIMA Triumph Award for Mentoring, which is the highest recognition of excellence, dedication and service for advancing the field of HIM.

Bowen holds RHIA, CHPS, and SSGB and earned her Master’s in Health Information Technology. For the past thirteen years, she has served as the Enterprise Administrative Director of Health Information for Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“I look forward to working with an incredible team dedicated to further defining best practices for Health Information Management (HIM), and particularly infusing my passion for Privacy and Meaningful Use to the HealthPort team and our partners,” stated Bowen.

“There are so many exciting things on the horizon for HIM and for HealthPort, I am thrilled to be part of such a forward thinking organization,” she concluded.

About HealthPort

HealthPort ensures the compliant exchange of protected health information (PHI) through release of information services (HealthPort ROI) and comprehensive audit management technology (HealthPort AudaPro). Whether utilizing a paper, electronic or hybrid record, over 10,000 hospitals, health systems, group practices and clinics fully outsource or partner with us to manage their release of information process to reduce risk of breaches, improve productivity and enhance patient satisfaction. In addition, with our integrated audit management and release of information solution, the facilities we serve protect revenue; automate, manage and track the entire audit process; expedite delivery of requests; and eliminate technical denials. For more information, visit www.healthport.com or call 800-737-2585.


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