Jim Best

Executive Consultant, Mercy
Jim Best has 40+ years of clinical and health IT experience. The first 30 years of his career were in radiology. From his start as a CT technician, Jim held roles as radiology manager, director and vice president of imaging operations. As an IT leader, Jim led a multidisciplinary team responsible for Mercy’s implementation of the Epic EHR platform, a team that has since deployed Epic to over 55 hospitals and hundreds of clinics. Most recently, Jim consulted with Mercy as it rolled out a new best-of-breed PACS imaging software platform. He’s passionate about introducing new technology to health care providers and preparing new users for the change activities that will enable their success. Jim holds a degree in Radiology from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from Oklahoma City University and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.