Marc Probst, Intermountain’s vice president and chief information officer, has been named the 2019 CIO of the year by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The award is given annually to a CIO who’s 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. The award will be presented at the HIMSS20 national conference in March.

“Marc has been a transformational leader blazing the trail in advancing technology to improve health and care,” said HIMSS 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 CEO Russell Branzell. “He’s 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’s done this all while running a spectacular digital enterprise at Intermountain.”

Probst 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’s offered testimony on Capitol Hill, presented at several briefings in Washington, D.C., and represented CHIME’s 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. Probst is set to retire from Intermountain this summer.