Max DeRungs is a Senior Information Architect at Providence St. Joseph Health, a faith-based not-for-profit health and social services system through which 111,000 compassionate caregivers serve patients and communities in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of programs and services offered outside hospital walls.
Under Max's leadership, Providence St. Joseph Health is shaping a long-term future for its mission of care through an AI-powered digital search platform with innovative data and discovery applications able to scale decision-making, caregiver awareness, knowledge transfer, and quality standards.
After building information technology products and services for hundreds of Northwest companies over the last two and a half decades, Max knows the finer points of turning wishful digital initiatives into monetizable assets, essential time savers, and sustainable revenue. Though an astute architect, developer and engineer, he finds this journey demanding as many soft skills as technical chops.
Max is passionate about investing, inspiring, and innovating in ways that create well-being in people and the places they live. With a depth of person that goes beyond his job description, Max cofounded and operates a horse facility dedicated to integrative behavioral health and leadership development professionals advancing the edge of their fields with equine assisted therapy and learning practices.
Max holds many industry certifications in systems engineering, networking, programming, and IT service management. He received a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture and a master's degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon. He is also licensed by the State of Oregon in both these professions and certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards.
Max transitioned into Information Technology after a decade as a licensed professional in the traditional building arts with an award winning architecture, planning and urban design firm. Over the last two and a half decades, he has performed as a leader of a management consulting firm, a builder of business information platforms, and a developer of data-driven web application products.
". . . a central and crucial role in the work that became the myHIway information portal . . . the creation of a unique suite of functionalities that combine a number of established and emerging technologies."
". . . the author of the platform vision, he has been one of the few people who could really explain its value. He has done a good job of doing that in various forums. He also has a future vision of how the platform can be leveraged in new ways in the future."
". . . a multiplier effect on projects and teams."