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Zakevia Green-Lawson

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MS, Health Informatics Coordinator

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Biography

Dr. Zakevia D. Green-Lawson is Program Coordinator of the Master of Science in Health Informatics online program in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) within the Department of Health Administration and Policy (HAP). Green-Lawson’s research interests are Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Cultural Competency, Global Informatics, Health Informatics and Information Management Curriculum Development and Redesign, Online Learning and Andragogy in Health Informatics & Information Management. Green-Lawson’s research has been published in the Journal of American Health Information Management Association, the Journal for Nurse Practitioners and the Maryland Nurse News and Journal. Green-Lawson’s teaching responsibilities include the Introduction to Health Informatics, Health Data: Vocabulary and Standards and Consumer Health Informatics.

Green-Lawson, career spans over a decade as a certified Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) practitioner and educator. Prior to joining George Mason University, she served as Graduate Chair of the Health Informatics Administration program at the University of Maryland University College, Tenured Assistant Professor at Coppin State University, and Assistant Dean at Northern Virginia Community College.

Green-Lawson commitment to the Health Informatics & Information Management (HIIM) profession and the overall U.S. healthcare delivery system is evidence of her dedication and tirelessly service.

University Service

  • Member, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Search Committee, College of Health and Human Services, 2018

Community Service

  • Appointed Objective Primary Reviewer, Office of the National Coordinator’s, Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program (2015-2016)

    • Awarded more than $60,000,000 federal funding to identified non-eligible care providers that does not qualify for to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS), Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

    • AHIMA Convention Program Committee Member, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), (2017-Present)

    • Interim-President, Delegate & Chair of the Membership Committee, District of Columbia Health Information Management Association (DCHIMA), (2017-2018)

    • Career Map Taskforce Member, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), (2017-Present)

    • District of Columbia Health Information Management Association (DCHIMA)

      • President,  (2016-2017; 2017-2018)

      • President-Elect (2015-2016)

      • Director of Education (2014-2015)

  • Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS)

    • Member of the Project Management Special Interest Group (SIG), Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) & the Project Management Institute (PMI) (Northern Virginia Chapters) (2015; 2017),

Degrees

PhD, Human Services, Capella University

MSEd, Higher Education with Concentration in Leadership & Administration, Purdue Global University

MS, Health Care Administration, Capella University

BS, Health Information Management, Florida A&M University

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Honors & Awards

Distinguished Member of the Year Award, 2017, District of Columbia Health Information Management Association

President’s Award, 2017, District of Columbia Health Information Management Association

Fellow, 2016, American Health Information Management Association

Making Dream Come True Distinguished Educator Award Nominee, 2016, Council for Excellence in Education, American Health Information Management Association

National Member of the Day, 2016, American Health Information Management Association

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

AHIMA Website
Member, District of Columbia Health Information Management Association (DCHIMA)

District of Columbia Health Information Management Association (DCHIMA) website
Member, Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS)

Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS) website
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