The EDUCATOR AWARD honors those who demonstrate excellence in preparing the next
generation of professionals for
careers in HIM.
AHIMA presents Marquetta M.
Massey, MBA, RHIA, with the
2019 Educator Triumph Award.
Massey is the chair of the health
information technology department at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, NC. She began teaching
there in 2012 and was named chair in 2015. During Massey’s
time at CPCC, she has worked tirelessly to incorporate technology into her courses to help enhance the online learning experience for her students.
In 2018, Massey received an award at CPCC for “Best Instructional Video,” based on her use of creative teaching tools and
methods in her online courses. She has created informational
lecture videos to define key practices and to further explain complex concepts that are essential knowledge for those in the field.
Massey also used other technology-driven learning methods in
her courses, including avatars in presentations, the AHIMA Virtual Lab Software Suite, and various technology resources used
in tandem with course textbooks.
Massey continually strives to improve her teaching techniques
to engage learners and provide inventive solutions to complex
problems. She takes a collaborative approach with her students
yet holds them accountable for their work. Massey has created
a positive environment of care and compassion to facilitate
learning and is recognized for her “student first” approach.
Massey is described as bringing “an infectious level of energy
and enthusiasm to her students and fellow colleagues.” She is
a positive role model who shares her broad knowledge of the
health IT field and provides inspiring communications to her
students. She motivates them to learn in ways that positively
influence how they think, act, and feel. Massey is dedicated to
ensuring students are prepared for a professional workplace.
Massey is known for mentoring students at various stages in
their lives and careers. As a mentor and active member herself,
she encourages students to be involved with AHIMA and their
local state association as active members and volunteers. AHIMA congratulates Marquetta M. Massey on her 2019 AHIMA
Educator Triumph Award, and thanks her for making a positive
difference as a leader, role model, and mentor in HIM education and the professional community.
The ADVOCACY AWARD honors
those who have exhibited long-standing and enthusiastic support
of policy advocacy for the purpose of
advancing the HIM profession and
AHIMA presents the Ohio Health Information Management
Association (OHIMA) with the 2019 AHIMA Advocacy Triumph
Award. The Advocacy Award’s nominators made a compelling
case in describing how OHIMA used creativity to advocate for the
HIM profession by creating a short animated video that showcased
the diverse job settings, skills, and functions that make up the HIM
profession. The video presented an entertaining, informative an-
swer to that question we often hear: “What exactly is health infor-
OHIMA’s board of directors created the video to help poten-
tial students, human resource departments, and HIM practi-
tioners communicate the HIM profession to others. The video,
which debuted at the OHIMA 2019 Annual Meeting and Trade
Show, was shared with OHIMA members who were encouraged
to share it broadly with employers, human resource depart-
ments, and HIM colleagues. Thanks to OHIMA members and
other CSAs, the video received nearly 2,000 views within a few
months of its release. Kristin M. Nelson, MS, RHIA; Lauren W.
Manson, RHIA; and the OHIMA Board are credited with lead-
ing this strategic advocacy project. The video can be viewed on
the OHIMA website under the “What Is HIM?” link.
AHIMA congratulates OHIMA on the 2019 AHIMA Advocacy
Triumph Award and recognizes its efforts for successfully advocating for the profession, explaining exactly what HIM professionals do, and encouraging others to join OHIMA to showcase
the talent and importance of the HIM professional.