Michael Deering, Chief Information Officer

Michael T. Deering joined Inland Empire Health Plan as chief information officer in September 2011. In this role he oversees all technology functions for IEHP and created a technology roadmap for future growth in membership and the provider network. He also leads the organization’s software development, application support and healthcare analytics reporting (HAR).

Mr. Deering is a technology and business-savvy visionary with broad executive leadership experience and proficiency in developing technology solutions to solve complex challenges. With more than 20 years of hands-on technology experience, he has extensive knowledge in network infrastructure, server platform and development methodologies. He has a proven track record of integrating technology strategies with business models, leading enterprise change, effectively managing risk profiles and lowering operating costs while improving efficiency ratios. He has had consistent success in recruiting, developing, motivating and retaining high–performing technology teams. Mr. Deering will use his deep experience to ensure IEHP’s technology strategies align with business goals and continue to drive the organization forward.

Mr. Deering has extensive experience in application development, support and maintenance as well as all technical aspects of acquisition integration projects, from diligence through successful evaluation, roll-out and completion. He has developed world-class IT staff, established overall technology strategies, defined organizational e-commerce vision, managed web-based CRM applications, and created information security strategies using best practices. He has also achieved cost savings through restructuring, renegotiations and Lean initiatives, and established solid operational foundations by engineering stable network infrastructures that gave end users instant access to all required data.

Mr. Deering comes to IEHP from Canon Communications, where as chief technology officer he was responsible for all aspects of global IT infrastructure. While there he provided enterprise wide change-agent leadership for technology strategy, research and development, architecture, infrastructure designs, and evaluated applications of new technologies and standards. Prior to Canon he directed technology-based solutions and implemented strategic operations improvements as vice president of information technology at General Electric.

Mr. Deering served in the United States Marine Corp from 1989-1994 as information systems security officer, and has held information technology positions at a variety of additional organizations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from State University of New York - Plattsburgh.

Mr. Deering is a current member of the Society for Information Management.