Elizabeth Weeks is a Lean Specialist at the University of Kansas Health System where she supports the Ambulatory and Cancer Center Value Streams. Her clinical background is in medical-surgical nursing, where she practiced at the bedside caring for endocrine and post-surgical patients. She was the president of the Heart of America Chapter of AMSN in 2011 and 2012. She then founded the Heart of America Chapter of the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) and she is presently the West Regional Director of ANIA. Elizabeth has presented informatics concepts and principles to her local chapter, organization, and other regional and national venues.