Jim Thompson, MD, ABIM, ABEM

Physician Informaticist

Dr. Thompson spent his clinical career as an academic internist and emergency physician. After eight years working with customers, and on strategy and development as the VP of Medical Affairs for McKesson Corporation, Jim joined IMO in 2014. Additionally, he has held a number of leadership positions including Director of the Emergency Department for the Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine and Medical Director of Informatics for Central DuPage Health System (now part of Northwestern in Chicago). His career passion has been to make the EHR work well for clinicians. Jim spends his free time with family when he is not wandering around a golf course or finding adventure in some remote part of the world.

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