Intermountain’s Marc Probst to Receive CIO of the Year Award from CHIME and HIMSS
ANN ARBOR, MI, Jan. 30, 2020 – For more than three decades, Marc Probst has been at the forefront of change in the healthcare IT industry. First as a partner with two large professional service organizations and later as CIO at Intermountain Healthcare, he has inspired those around him to think strategically and act boldly to improve health and care. When the federal government wanted a thought leader to help establish a policy framework, they selected Probst. When the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) was poised for significant transformation and growth, members chose Probst to provide the vision and guidance. A prominent advocate for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), he helped support the organization from its earliest days onward.
In recognition of his many contributions, CHIME and HIMSS today jointly named Probst the 2019 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year. The award is given annually to a CIO who has shown significant leadership and commitment to the healthcare industry during his or her career. The recipient is selected jointly by the boards of CHIME and HIMSS.
“Marc has been a transformation leader blazing the trail in advancing technology to improve health and care,” said HIMSS President and CEO Hal Wolf. “His work exemplifies what it means to be a changemaker – an innovator who rigorously challenges the status quo and empowers others to follow suit in the journey to providing better health for everyone, everywhere.”
“Marc has contributed to our community in countless ways,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell. “He has been instrumental in CHIME’s growth, domestically and internationally. Marc taught at our very first program in India and continues to be an ambassador for CHIME around the world. He piloted our first innovation initiative and helped make Intermountain the home for CHIME Innovation. The list goes on and on, and he has done this all while running a spectacular digital enterprise at Intermountain.”
Probst is CIO and vice president at Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City. He credits his participation with CHIME and HIMSS when he assumed his Intermountain CIO role for his success. “My HIMSS and CHIME memberships have been very valuable to me,” he said. “That education, those relationships, that support when things get really tough is invaluable.”
Probst currently is a member of the CHIME Innovation Advisory Board. He served as chair of the CHIME Board of Trustees in 2016, chair of the CHIME Foundation Board in 2017 and chair of CHIME’s Public Policy Steering Committee in 2017. As a member of the CHIME’s Policy Steering Committee, he has offered testimony on Capitol Hill, presented at several briefings in Washington, D.C, and represented the CHIME membership in numerous other ways. In 2009, he was appointed to serve on the Federal Health IT Policy Committee, which helped develop health IT policies for the federal government. His other honors include the Utah HIMSS Chapter’s 2019 Healthcare Tech Leader of the Year and CHIME’s 2018 Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership.
He also is a popular faculty member at CHIME’s Healthcare CIO Boot Camps and international educational events. He has been instrumental in international outreach for both CHIME and Intermountain. “Having been to other countries and worked with healthcare leaders, particularly on the technology side, in these other countries, I know there is a boatload we can learn from each other,” he said.
Probst will be honored on March 9 at the 2020 CHIME-HIMSS CIO Forum in Orlando, Fla. The official awards presentation will take place March 11 as part of HIMSS20 in Orlando. The award is named for John E. Gall Jr., who pioneered implementation of the first fully integrated medical system in the world in El Camino Hospital in California in the 1960s.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 3,200 members in 56 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations. www.himss.org
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME