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Recognition Awards - 2018 Recipients
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Rising Star

The Rising Star Award recognizes and encourages the best of the fresh new talent being trained in health information administration or health information technology degree granting-program. It honors a gifted student or promising new professional who embodies great hope as we look to the future of the HIM profession.

T. Mowe Simpson - pic T. Mowe Simpson, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS
Children's Health

T. Mowe Simpson, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS is a full time EHR Analyst with Children’s Health. He supports HIE and HIM EHR Applications. Mowe has authored Identity Management Beyond the EHR published in the Journal of AHIMA. He is the President of the Dallas Ft. Worth Health Information Management Association and an Adjunct Instructor with Alabama State University and Dallas County Community College District. Mowe also serves on the HIMSS Concert Committee to support efforts to standardized testing to improve HIE interoperability.

Legacy Award

The Legacy Award is TxHIMA’s highest honor. The purpose of this award is to recognize an Active Member of TxHIMA who has shown exemplary leadership within our organization and has made outstanding contributions to the profession and the professional association.

Katherine Lusk - pic Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA
Children's Health System

Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA is the Chief Health Information Management and Exchange Officer for Children’s Health System, Texas. As an active AHIMA member her attention is focused on patient identity, health information exchange, standard development, and information governance. Accolades include: TxHIMA Legacy Award 2018, AHIMA’s 2012 Pioneer Triumph, HIMSS Level 7 Analytics, HIMSS Davies, and the AHIMA Grace Award. She’s enjoyed the privilege of serving as the President of TxHIMA, on AHIMA’s House of Delegates and multiple work-groups. Learning more than giving! She speaks locally and nationally on interoperability, clinical documentation improvement, patient identity, and the promoting the HIM profession.