Greg Poulsen is Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer for Intermountain Healthcare. As a member of Intermountain's Executive Leadership Team, 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 U.S., 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.
As a Commissioner for the Commonwealth Fund in Washington, DC, Mr. Poulsen is assisting in efforts to define 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.
Mr. Poulsen received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and biology from Brigham Young University, where he also completed graduate studies to earn a Master of Business Administration.