Dr. Lynette M. Williamson, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC, FAHIMA is currently an Assistant Professor within the Math, Natural & Health Science Division at the University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu. Additionally, she serves as the Health Information Management (HIM) Program Director.
She teaches a variety of courses related to HIM, medical coding, and healthcare administration. Previously she served as Program Director for the Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). Additionally, Dr. Williamson has served in various volunteer capacities including the RHIT Exam Construction Committee, Peer Reviewer for CAHIIM, CAHIIM Board member, and most recently a member of CAHIIM’s HIM Accreditation Council. In 2011 Dr. Williamson was awarded fellowship from AHIMA and in 2017, she received the Merit Scholarship for Leadership from AHIMA. Currently, she is serving on the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIM).
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Higher Education Concentration
Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley PA, May 2018
MBA with Concentration in Global Management
University of Phoenix, Philadelphia Campus, September 2001
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Florida International University, June 1995
Professor & Program Director: Santa Barbara City College, August 2008 to July 2019
Program Director & Adjunct Faculty: Camden County College, August 2009 to 2014
Adjunct Faculty: Kaplan Continuing Education, 2007 to 2011
Adjunct Faculty: Davenport University Online, 2006 to 2007
Medical Record Consultant: Providence Day Care Center, 2005
Adjunct Faculty: Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions, 2002 to 2004
ACC 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
HLTH 242 Medical Terminology
HIM 201 Health Information Management Theory & Practice
HIM 203 Health Informatics and Information Systems
PUBA 101 Introduction to Health Care Administration , Fall 2019
PUBA 301 Health Care Administration, Fall 2019
Williamson, L. (2020). Research and Data Analysis. In N.B. Sayles and L. L Gordon (Eds.), Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, 6th edition (pgs. 391-428). AHIMA Press
Bowe, H. & Williamson, L. (2020). Healthcare Information. In N.B. Sayles and L.L. Gordon (Eds.), Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, 6th edition (pgs. 363-390). AHIMA Press
Green, M. & Williamson, L. (2009). 3-2-1 Code It!, 2nd edition. Delmar Cengage Learning.
Green, M. & Williamson, L. (2009). 3-2-1 Code It! Workbook, 2nd edition. Delmar Cengage Learning.
Green, M. & Williamson, L. (2006). 3-2-1 Code It!. Delmar Cengage Learning.
Green, M. & Williamson, L. (2006). 3-2-1 Code It! Workbook. Delmar Cengage Learning.
Williamson, L. (2006). Inpatient Coding. In S.L. Johnson and C. McHugh (Eds.), Understanding Medical Coding: A comprehensive guide, 2nd edition. Thomson Delmar Learning.
Use of videos in online courses
Spencer Foundation: Covid 19 Research Special Grant - Indigenous Knowledge Education (IKE) and the Rapid Remote Learning Pivot. Awarded July 2020.
American Evaluation Association Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Fellowship 2020-2021
Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA), Awarded September 2011
Student engagement and learning preferences in an online health information technology course with asynchronous instructor-created videos.
Health Information Management
Business, Global Management
Williamson, L. (2020, April 29). Changes in Health Care Delivery and Policy Due to Coronavirus Pandemic. COVID19 Speaker Series, University of Hawai’i West O’aho. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Z6VAm4oTE&feature=youtu.be
Bowe, H., & Williamson, L. (2020, August 4). Engage: Energize your online courses as a Gateway to Generate Student Success! [Conference Session]. Assembly on Education (AoE), Live streamed.
Romaine, R., & Williamson, L. (2020, August 5). POGIL: A different approach for projects, discussions, and activities to energize students. [Conference Session]. Assembly on Education (AoE), Live streamed.
Williamson, L. (2019, July). Visual Communication Pathways. Assembly on Education (AoE), Atlanta, GA.
Bowe, H., Gordon, L., & Williamson, L. (2019, July). Widening the Paths that encourage a faculty development culture. AoE, Atlanta, GA.
Dissertation Panel, May 2018, Montgomery County Community College
AoE 2017, Lightning Sessions: Innovations in HIM and HI Education: So, what is different about teaching online?
International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. May 2017, Dissertation Presentation Contest.
SBCC On-Campus Professional Development, Reflections on Humanizing e-learning, Co-Presenter with Denise Harrison, Chair of HIT/CIM department, 01/12/2017
AoE 2016, CAHIIM Case Studies, Presentation with Hertencia Bowe, Ed.D., RHIA, FAHIMA and Leslie Gordon, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA
AoE, July 21, 2015, Mastering your career: moving beyond a bachelor’s degree, Presentation with Hertencia Bowe, Ed.D., RHIA and Leslie Gordon, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA
CAHIIM Workshop, Curriculum and Syllabi Fundamentals of Program Development, Chicago IL, July 18, 2015
CAHIIM Workshop, Distance Education, Chicago IL, July 18, 2015
CAHIIM Workshop, Curriculum and syllabi construction – Baltimore, MD, July 25, 2013, Atlanta GA, October 26, 2018, and Chicago IL, July 26, 2014
Faculty Development Institute (FDI), CAHIIM Program, Chicago IL, July 27, 2014
International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA), Online Teaching, Making the Connection, May 13, 2013, Montreal Canada, Panel Discussion with Leslie Gordon, MS, RHIA and Tracy Locke, MS, RHIA
AoE, Linking to all Faculty (including adjuncts!), July 22, 2013, with Shawna Sweeney, MSHI, RHIA, CCS
Faculty Development Institute (FDI), CAHIIM Update, Orlando FL, July 22, 2012
AoE, Communication in a Technological Age, Orlando FL, July 23, 2012 with Leslie Gordon, MS, RHIA University of Alaska Southeast
Alaska Health Information Management Association (AKHIMA) meeting, ICD-10-CM/PCS Preview, May 2010, Anchorage, Alaska
AKHIMA meeting, CPT Workshop, May 2010, Anchorage, Alaska
Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA) annual meeting, Panel Discussion, ICD-9-CM Coding Clinic, May 2010, Hershey, PA
PHIMA annual meeting, ICD-10-CM/PCS Preview, May 2010, Hershey, PA
AoE, ACCP: Getting your Coding Program Approved, New Orleans, LA, July 2010
AoE, Enhancing Your Online Courses, New Orleans, LA, July 2010
AKHIMA meeting, CPT Workshop 2, October 2010, Anchorage, Alaska
International Federation of Health Records Organization (IFHRO), Enhancing Your Online Courses, Milan Italy, November 2010
AHIMA Merit Scholarship for Leadership
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
Human Subjects Research (HSR) Social & Behavioral IRB Members – 07/31/2020 to 07/31/2023.
Information Privacy & Security (IPS) Social and Behavioral IRB Members – 07/28/2020 to 07/28/2023.
Information Privacy & Security (IPS) Non-Exempt Biomedical Researchers and Key Personnel – 07/28/2020 to 07/28/2023.
NIH, Research Training, October 2017
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), September 2002
Certified Professional Coder (CPC), June 1996
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), November 1995
American Evaluation Association (AEA)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA)
WAVE - Working Alliance during this Covid Experience (Pilot initiative under PIKO Grant)
Multi-Modalities Teaching and Learning Work Group, Member (Summer 2020)
Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, Volunteer (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
Presenter, Virtual Transfer and Alumni Reception for Registered Students (June 2020)
Presenter, HLTH 117 Survey of Health Professions (Feb 19, June 18, & July 2, 2020)
Guest Presenter (PUBA 446), UHWO Community Contact Training Program, June, July, August 2020)
New Faculty Orientation, Guest Speaker, 08/18/2020
Distance Education Committee (2019 to present)