Brian Thomas, Healthcare & Technology Executive

Brian E. ThomasAs Chief Information Officer and Healthcare Executive for Kansas City's largest community health center, Brian Thomas delivers innovative and user-friendly solutions to the clinics' physicians and caregivers, spanning a 100 square mile radius within the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Prior to his Executive role at Swope Health Services, Mr. Thomas gained experience in and recognition for dependable performance improvement, leadership, program management, and solution innovations. Brian Thomas has progressed his career within the technology and healthcare verticals through increased responsibilities, leadership opportunities, and professional nominations.  Additionally, he has been extremely successful at building and retaining cohesive and synergetic teams while delivering results at all levels of the organization, both in Infrastructure Delivery and Program Management. Mr. Thomas possesses expertise in the following common areas, but not limited to:

Strategic Planning & Execution  Fiscal Stewardship Technology Innovation
Thought Leadership Regulatory Compliance Program & Project Management
Professional development Support Performance Analysis  Data Center Operations, Design, Consolidation
Security & Compliance  IT Managed Services & Outsourcing  Team Development & Leadership
High-Availability  IT and Risk Governance Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Population Health Management  Cloud Architecture & Strategy Negotiator, Mediator & Relations Management


Select Recent Accomplishments:

  • Closely partnered with Swope Health Service Board Members and the Senior Executive Team in developing and implementing a comprehensive Strategic Plan.
  • Recognized for Chief Information Officer (CIO) organizational contributions which resulted in a role expansion to CIO/Vice President of Support Services.
  • Enabled improved health care outcomes for approximately 40K patients by implementing interoperability and data sharing through bi-state connections with three regional Health Information Exchanges.
  • Realized nearly $1 million in actual, organizational-level cost savings through process improvement and contract re-negotiation.

Mr. Thomas is literate in a myriad of technology systems including Cerner, eClinicalWorks, Meditech, Merge/Vericis, PACS, Lawson, Cloverleaf, Microsoft SQL Server, SSIS, Tableau, ERP (PeopleSoft, Lawson, JD Edwards), CRM (ACT!, Hubspot, Dynamics), NetApp, EMC Storage, Microsoft Windows Server, Cisco Networks and Voice, Nortel/Avaya Networks and Voice, Philips Healthcare, Citrix XenApp, Microsoft SCCM, Website Management, Social Media Strategy, and Microsoft Project Server.

Brian Thomas is a founding Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Trustees (FACHT) serves as a Board Member for the Johnson County Community College HITECH Advisory Committee, a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and a Board Member of the Heart of America Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HOA HIMSS).

Mr. Thomas earned his Master of Business Administration from Baker University and his Bachelor of Science Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.