President and CEO
Julie Klapstein is the Chief Executive Officer of Availity, LLC, a joint venture between five leading health plans.* Availity optimizes information exchange between multiple health care stakeholders through a single, secure network.
The Availity® Health Information Network delivers trusted administrative, financial, and clinical information, supporting both real-time and batch transactions. Since its inception in 2001, Availity has become one of the largest health care information exchanges in the country and has won more than a dozen industry awards for its health information network. In 2009, Availity was recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare, by Modern Healthcare magazine.
In 2010, Availity acquired RealMed, an award-winning provider of revenue cycle management services. The acquisition positions the combined enterprise to deliver advanced health information solutions to a nationally growing network that currently includes more than 200,000 physicians and providers of care, 1,000 hospitals, 1,300 health plans and 500 industry partners.
Julie contributes more than 30 years of experience in the health care information technology industry. Prior to joining Availity, she was President and CEO of Phycom, Inc., a leading provider of advanced medical management and e-health solutions to the payer and provider communities, in Kirkland, Washington. She has also held positions as executive vice president of Sunquest Information Systems; as national sales, marketing, and service manager for SMS’ Turnkey Systems Division (now Siemens Medical Systems); as vice president and general manager for GTE Health Systems; and in various marketing, sales, and operations leadership roles with AT&T.
Julie earned her Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.