Assistant Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Karl West is the chief information security officer and assistant vice president of information systems at Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated delivery network of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics in Utah and Southern Idaho. Karl is a well-respected speaker and security expert who is often sought after by other organizations that want to embed his holistic solutions in their security strategies.
At Intermountain, Karl is responsible for all aspects of the organization's security strategy. Karl's leadership-throughout the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of an excellent security program-has earned Intermountain national recognition as a leader in health information security. Karl is a member of the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) Privacy and Security Board. He's also a board member of the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS), a part of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), and Weber State University's Computer Science department. Karl received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and later a master's degree in Business Administration.