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Chief Information Officer and Vice President

affiliation
Intermountain Healthcare
bio
Marc Probst is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President at Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated delivery network (IDN) based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, Marc has been appointed to serve on the Federal Healthcare Information Technology Policy Committee which is assisting in developing HIT Policy for the U.S. Government.

Marc has been involved with Information Technology and Healthcare services for the past 30 years. Prior to Intermountain, Marc was a Partner with two large professional service organizations; Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young, serving healthcare provider and payer organizations. Marc has significant interest in the use of information technology to increase patient care quality and lower the costs of care.

He is experienced in information technology planning, design, development, deployment and operation as well as policy development for HIT related issues.
Marc has served as a Board Member of several healthcare related organizations including the University of Utah School of Nursing, and the Utah Food Bank.
Marc is a resident of Utah. Prior to living in Utah, Marc and his family have lived in Reston, Virginia and Tampa Florida. Marc is married with 5 children who span in age from 31 years old to 12.

Graduate of the University of Utah in Finance and an MBA from George Washington University.

expertise
Information technology planning, design, development, deployment and operation as well as policy development for HIT related issues.
additional information
"There is a relatively easy solution…change legislation and allow there to be a national patient id. We would still have patient id problems but having a national id would certainly help!"

"Getting to 100% accuracy would be the goal, but if a solution was developed that increased our accuracy rate by even a small margin, that would have meaningful value to healthcare organizations and the people being treated. "
key insights
  • Use case: patient presents at ER with false identification (will treat no matter what but need to know who they truly are to provide best care)
  • Focus this challenge only on patient identification and matching, not on application/use of this identification.
  • Potential Contenders: a. Current EMR vendors, b. Niche security companies c. Software vendors d. Commonwell Health Alliance and other similar e. Existing national HIE initiatives
  • Attracting innovative teams: Be explicit about the problem. On the expense side: We are offering $1 million to solve an X billion dollar problem. Anything under a million won’t get attention. On
  • Challenge teams do not have to prove they have stakeholders on board. They should validate their solution with providers, and insurers and consumers (eg. if wanting an RFID, will consumers do that?).

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