Stanley Huff, 2010 Honoree

Title
Chief medical informatics officer
Employer
Intermountain Health Care Inc.
Location
Murray,, Utah
First job:
Electrician's helper
Most valuable career advice:
"Regardless of how much money you make, if you spend a little less than you make, you will be happy, but if you spend a little more than you make, you will be miserable." (Paraphrased from Charles Dickens' David Copperfield)
Favorite vice:
"I love watching socially irresponsible and politically incorrect action movies."
Would you advise young people to pursue an IT career?
"Yes, especially IT in medicine. You can make a good living, you deal with exciting technology and gadgets, and you are doing something of real value for society."
If I were not in this business, I would probably be...
"a practicing physician in a small town."
Ask me to do anything but...
"stay awake in a boring meeting."
Passion outside of work:
"My wife!"
Recreational best:
"I was a state champion wrestler. And I ran a 3-hour, 58-minute marathon."
Favorite sport:
Water skiing
What's in your MP3 or CD player right now?
The Beatles' Red Album
A recent great read:
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914, by David McCullough
What's the most interesting thing people don't know about you?
"I speak Navaho."
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