Karl J. West is the Chief Information Security Officer and Assistant Vice President of Information Systems for Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated delivery network (IDN) based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As Intermountain’s Chief Information Security Officer, Karl is responsible for information access, authorization, privacy, business continuity and data governance. Karl leads the planning, development, and implementation of the Intermountain’s Information Systems security program to promote information systems reliability and accessibility while protecting and defending against unauthorized access to patient information, clinical systems, networks, and data. He reviews and studies all information published by DHHS, HCFA and other Regulatory bodies relative to health Information Security and Privacy. As CISO, Karl helps establish the written policies and procedures associated with the release and maintenance of health information.
Karl has been involved with Information Technology for the past 25 years. Prior to Intermountain Healthcare, Karl was a VP and Managing Partner in AT&T Consulting Services. Karl also has a keen interest in development of new technologies to improve patient care and lower patient costs.
Karl is a member of the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) Privacy and Security Board, as well as a Board Member of the Weber State Computer Science Department.
Karl is a resident of Utah. Prior to living in Utah, he and his family lived in Houston, Texas. Karl is married with six children. Karl received a BSCS from Brigham Young University and has also received an MBA.