Julie Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA
Ms. Pursley serves as director of health information thought leadership for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). In this role, she leads and cultivates initiatives and content development within an organizational-wide strategic framework to promote AHIMA’s thought leadership positions. Julie is a published author, contributor, and public speaker.
In her career, Julie has worked at the intersection of health care, technology, and business; advocating for proper data usage to protect and promote integrity, accuracy, and completeness. She has served in various roles including health information manager for a large integrated healthcare delivery system, and president of a regional medical transcription service. She has experience in sales and business development for master patient index clean-ups and algorithmic optimization, and operations oversight for leading document management vendors serving the U.S. and Canada.
Julie holds a master’s degree in health informatics and a bachelor’s degree in health information administration from the University of Cincinnati. She is an adjunct professor at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and previously served on the Missouri Health Information Management Association board of directors.