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Julie Wulf Plimpton

Julie Wulf Plimpton

Julie Wulf Plimpton

Associate Professor


College of Business and Information Systems


M.S., Health Informatics - Dakota State University, 2014
B.S., Health Information Management - Dakota State University, 1992
A.S., Health Information Management, Dakota State University


Julie is a registered health information administrator (RHIA), as well as a certified professional in healthcare informatics (CHPI).  She has served on the South Dakota Health Information Management (SDHIMA) Board of Directors and has been the President of SDHIMA.  Julie also has served on the education committee for the South Dakota Healthcare Information and Management System Society (SDHIMSS).

Julie teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs in health information management and health informatics programs at Dakota State University. Her classes include; Introduction to Health Information Management, Legal Aspects of Health Information I & II, Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems, Practical Coding Applications, Clinical Documentation Integrity, and several other graduate-level courses.

Julie is also the Supervise Professional Practice Coordinator.  In this role, she works with students to organize their unpaid internships in healthcare facilities.

Previous to coming to DSU, Julie has 30+ years of healthcare experience in health information management.  She has experience as a clinic manager, project manager for an electronic health record software company, a consultant in HIM for a long-term care organization, and a director of HIM in an acute care hospital. 


Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5165

DSU Alumni Association – Service to Alma Mater award (October 2019).

American Health Information Management Association as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

American Health Information Management Association, Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI).

"Comparative Study of HIM Professionals Comprehension and Use of Data Protection on Mobile Devices" Journal of AHIMA 90, no.10 (October 2019): 32-33, 43.

Author: Wulf Plimpton, Julie, MSHI, RHIA, CPHI.

“The Evolution of Technology in HIM: Where Are You in Your Journey?” Journal of AHIMA 90, no. 3 (March 2019): 26–27; 28.

Authors: Wulf Plimpton, Julie, MSHI, RHIA, CPHI, and Wickard, Amanda, MBA, RHIA, CPHI.

“Beyond the Basics for Health Informatics Professionals.” Journal of AHIMA 89, no. 8 (September 2018): 58–63.

Authors: Campbell, A., RHIA, Hernandez, S., MSMIS, RHIA, CPHI, CCS, CHC, Houser, S., Ph.D., MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, Paulson, D., MJ, RHIA, CHPS, Pirie-St. Pierre, M., RHIA, CPHI, Ryznar, B., MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, CPHI, RPH, CPHIMS,. Wulf Plimpton, J., MSHI, RHIA, CPHI.

“Impact of E-Visits on Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers.”

Authors: Ali Ahmed, Dakota State University, Tareq Nasralah, Dakota State University, Yong Wang, Dakota State University, Cherie Noteboom, Dakota State University, Renae Spohn, Dakota State University, Linda Parks, Dakota State University, Julie Wulf Plimpton, Dakota State University, Ronghua Shan, Dakota State University (2017).

Led the meeting for the South Dakota Health Information Management Association Spring meeting.

Benefits of Being a HIMSS Member, South Dakota Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (SDHIMSS) (February 4, 2021).

Scrubs Camp, University of South Dakota (2018-2019).

Diving into Data Analytics, South Dakota Health Information Management Association (April 22, 2019).

EHR Customization: Improved Efficiencies or Risky Business, AHIMA online seminar (October 10, 2018).

Eating the Data Analytic Elephant One Bite at a Time, AHIMA FDI/AOE (July 2018).

Scrubs Camp, Dakota State University (2016-2017, 2017-2018 & 2018-2019).

Health Science Class, McCook Central School, Salem SD (2018).

Health Science Class, Oldham Ramona School, Ramona SD (2018).

Health Science Class, Huron SD (2017).

Living Well at Home Research Project for the Good Samaritan Society to the Oregon Health Information Management Association, Portland, OR (2014).

Presented - Legal Concepts of the Medical Record for Lorman Business Products, Pierre, SD (1999).