Karl J. West

Karl J. West
Assistant VP, Information Systems and Chief Information Security Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Last Updated: 06/07/2017

Executive Summary

Karl West serves as the Assistant Vice President of Information Systems and Chief Information Security Officer at Intermountain Healthcare, the largest healthcare provider in the Intermountain West (between the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada). He is responsible for the Salt Lake City, Utah-based healthcare system’s information

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • West is married and has six children.
  • He has a keen interest in the development of new technologies to improve patient care and lower patient costs.

Current Focus

  • Healthcare System Snapshot: Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, about 1,400 employed multi-specialty doctors and caregivers at more than 185 clini

Key Challenges

  • Information Security and Privacy: West's boss, Intermountain CIO Marc Probst, has said information security and privacy rank among Intermountain’s biggest challenges. “The reinterpretation of HIPAA bleed

Biographical Highlights

  • West earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
  • He went on to earn an MBA.

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Member, Privacy and Security Board, Utah Health Information Network (UHIN)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Computer Science Department, Weber State University 

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