Gregory P. Poulsen, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Gregory P. Poulsen
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Greg Poulsen is Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Intermountain Healthcare. As a member of Intermountain's four-member Management Committee, he shares responsibility for the breadth of operational and strategic issues of the organization. Mr. Poulsen has direct responsibility for strategic planning, research and development, marketing, and payer contracting. He joined Intermountain Healthcare in 1982.
Mr. Poulsen was responsible for development of the first integrated hospital cost definition and accounting system in the United States, which was subsequently marketed by Ernst & Young. He continues to consider cost management and healthcare affordability to be a personal priority. In his career at Intermountain, Mr. Poulsen has provided leadership in various areas, including strategic development of the insurance strategy, operational responsibility for clinical and financial I.T. development, and coordination of the physician strategy.
Mr. Poulsen is a Commissioner for the Commonwealth Fund in Washington, DC, assisting in defining a high performance health system for the United States. He has been a consultant to the Swedish Health Minister and the British National Health Service. Locally, he serves on several boards and is Chair of the Utah Health Data Committee Consumer Information Council. He is Vice Chair of the Utah Foundation, a nonprofit public policy research organization. He is a frequent participant in national and international health policy development.
Intermountain Healthcare is an integrated, nonprofit healthcare system serving communities in Utah and southern Idaho. Intermountain consists of 22 hospitals and associated delivery services in the Intermountain West; a successful physician group practice of approximately 900 employed physicians; more than 185 clinics; and a health insurance organization.