Gregory P. Poulsen, M.B.A., is senior vice president for Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain consists of 22 hospitals and associated delivery services, a physician group practice of more than 600 employed physicians, and a health insurance organization with 500,000 members. As a member of Intermountain's four-member management committee, he shares responsibility for the operational and strategic issues of the organization. Mr. Poulsen has direct responsibility for strategic planning, research and development, marketing, information technology, and e-business at Intermountain, which he joined in 1982. In 1983, Mr. Poulsen was responsible for the 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 health care affordability to be a personal priority. Subsequently, Mr. Poulsen has served in a number of roles at Intermountain, including strategic development of the plan's insurance strategy, operational responsibility for clinical and financial information technology development, and coordination of physician strategy. He is the vice-chair of the Utah Foundation, a not-for-profit public policy think tank, and serves on various community and charity boards. Mr. Poulsen received his bachelor's degrees in physics and biology, and a master's degree in business administration, from Brigham Young University.