M. Maxwell Stroud, MSW, CPHIMS is a Lead Consultant in healthcare IT at with a professional background in both healthcare and social work. Max has been consulting in Health IT for over 8 years, primarily in the ambulatory space. She has worked with every aspect of health IT in ambulatory care including facilitating clinics through the transition from paper to electronic formats, supporting teams through major system-wide upgrades as well as add-on implementations and integration projects. Max has a passion for collaborative process and building processes that bring all stakeholders to the table to build systems that meet the needs of the business organization, the providers and the patients. Max’s background and training in social work remain at the forefront when thinking about systems & systems and she is often pondering the social justice aspects of healthcare in society. Max is an active blogger in the HealthIT community and is also active on Twitter.