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Release of Information Specialist

Location: Sharon, Connecticut US


Requisition Number: 14350

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.


This position is responsible for processing all medical record releases of information requests in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring accuracy, and providing customers with the highest quality product and customer service. The associate must at all times safeguard and protect the patient’s right to privacy by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the patient’s medical information. Associate maintains confidentiality and security by confirming all releases of information comply with the request and/or authorization, departmental policy, and HIPAA regulations.



Reviews and validates requests for the release of medical information according to established departmental policies and procedures.

Scans and enters requests into the appropriate release of the information database application in preparation for processing.

Determines records to be released by reviewing requestor information following departmental and HIPAA guidelines.

Coordinates and communicates with applicable departments and/or off-site record storage vendors to obtain portions of the medical record that apply to the requested information.

Processes approved requests following departmental policies & procedures while ensuring medical privacy and compliance is maintained to guard against unauthorized disclosures.

Assists with various related administrative duties such as servicing walk-in customers, and processing incoming faxes, mail, telephone inquiries, and internal requests for information.

Performs other related duties as required.

Other information:

License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:

Certification in Health Information Management (RHIT or RHIA) is preferred, but not required.

Location: Sharon-Sharon Hospital 50 Hospital Hill Road

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Org Unit: 882

Department: Health Information Management


Exempt: No


Grade: S5

Working conditions:
* Some manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Sedentary/light effort. May exert up to 10 lbs. force
* Generally pleasant working conditions.
* Little or no potential for occupational risk


EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Sharon

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Release of Information Specialist

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Sharon, Connecticut US

Job Number: 46035