Lori Best, BSN, RN, RN-BC, Nurse Informatics Program Director at Banner Health has a 35 year nurse career history. Previous history as orthopedic/neurology unit charge nurse, medical management manager (Prior Authorization, Case Management and Utilization Review), and short term disability/FMLA leader.
For the past 8 years, I have been in the Nursing Informatics, having obtained my NI Certification in 2018. I have had the opportunity to support healthcare teams in the acute, ambulatory, and oncology settings. Primary focus on wound/ostomy, dialysis, advanced imaging clinical decision support, nursing admission workflows and multiple COVID-19 tool developments.
My goal is to apply nursing informatics core principles to the electronic health record, ensuring the stakeholder input is heard, metrics support any change, workflows are improved and patient outcomes are positively affected.