Michael D. Thornton, Sr., M.S., PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner of Visionary Consulting Partners, LLC and the principal consultant offering information technology, program management and organizational development services. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Tennessee State University and a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a retired career military officer and private sector corporate executive with over 31 years of experience.
The range and depth of his expertise is the product of his managerial, administrative and consulting experience ranging from administrative health care services and information technology project management to organizational development and the management of human capital. He is professionally certified by both the Project Management Institute and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He has extensive experience with a wide range of information technology activities, including applications development, systems and network integration, innovation diffusion, marketing, customer support, and personnel management. He provided support for the DoD Electronic Health Record initiative since its inception, beginning with the best of breed prototype selection for what is now known as AHLTA.