Barbara Knutson, MS, RHIA, CHC, CHPC
Barbara Knutson is a Director of SunHawk Consulting LLC. Barbara has over 40 years of healthcare management and compliance experience. Barbara is a Certified Healthcare Compliance Professional (CHC), Certified in Healthcare Compliance Privacy (CHPC), and a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
Most recently Barb was Privacy Director of a large integrated health system which included 25 hospitals, clinics, surgery and urgent care centers. Her expertise also, encompasses Healthcare management, including Health Information Services (HIMS) Director, managing Health Information in various healthcare settings, Compliance Training and Development in a large integrated health system, auditing, and HIPAA Compliance.
Responsibilities included leading and directing the patient privacy management functions in hospitals, clinics, surgery and urgent care centers in a designated region. Privacy operational activities that included the design, implementation and maintenance of a database tracking system to record patient event data, analysis and trends. Developed the required HIPAA/Privacy educational tools and training. Performed privacy investigations and assessments, developed corrective action plans, responded to OCR inquiries.