Efficient Care: Improving Quality Health Care in the Post Electronic Health Record World

U.S. Navy Capt. Michael Weiner

Efficient Care: Improving Quality Health Care in the Post Electronic Health Record World




U.S. Navy Capt. Michael Weiner will present the deployment of the next generation of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The DoD/VA Interagency Program Office was established to transform the current Military and Veteran's Health System into a more interoperable and agile clinical infrastructure that will continue to provide world class care to the US military’s and Veteran's 18.6 million valued beneficiaries while creating a more intuitive and efficient process for healthcare providers. The IPO will support over 150,000 active clinical users, cover every time zone, and will be used by medical clinicians in all fixed and deployed Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) globally.



Dr. Michael S. Weiner is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a board certified Internal Medicine physician, an adjunct Professor at George Washington University in Health IT, holds a masters degree in Management and a masters degree in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management (CPHIMS), Dr Weiner has been certified as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) by the General Services Administration.
Dr. Weiner is currently serving as the Director of Clinical Informatics and Chief Medical Information Officer for US Department of Defense and Veterans Administration Interagency Program Office.

Prior to assuming his current position, Capt Weiner’s experience includes serving as the Deputy Program Manager (DPM) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS), the Director of Information Technology Plans and Policy, the Director of IT Governance and Enterprise Architecture for the Chief Information Officer of Navy Medicine at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). As a plank owner of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), CAPT Weiner served as the Senior Medical Officer to more than 200 medical departments supporting 40,000 sailors worldwide in support of ongoing military operations. In addition to leveraging IT capabilities within the healthcare arena to include voice recognition with the Navy Theater Electronic Medical Record and digitalizing healthcare records for contingency operations worldwide, his team also created and globally deployed “blow out injury” kits that provide Service Members immediate care during deployment at the point of injury. His team’s medical work was praised by the House Appropriations Committee and has become the standard for many international forces. As the Director of Ambulatory Care at Yokosuka Naval Hospital in Japan, Capt Weiner brought significant business process transformation to Japan’s busiest outpatient healthcare setting, resulting in unprecedented patient and clinician satisfaction.
He is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Telemedicine Association, and is the military representative to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Board, as well as the DoD representative for Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator, Health Information IT Policy Committee. He has received numerous awards from the Navy, including two Meritorious Service Medals, an Air Medal, an Air Medal Single Strike Award, Navy Commendation Medals and a Navy Achievement Medal.