Dr. Michael S. Weiner serves Halfaker as a Strategic Advisor and is an experienced executive medical leader with a history of transforming healthcare organizations. At Halfaker, he provides strategic and clinical leadership in the use of health information technology and chairs the Halfaker Health Advisory Board.
Most recently Dr. Weiner served as Chief Medical Information Officer of IBM Healthcare & Life Sciences where he supported the development of innovative healthcare solutions and services while identifying new business areas and opportunities to continuously increase the delivery of quality Healthcare across the globe. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Weiner was the Chief Medical Information Officer and Director of Clinical Informatics for the DoD VA Interagency Program Office where he was responsible for creating a unified Interagency Electronic Health Record for over 125,000 providers and 18 million beneficiaries worldwide. Notably, Dr. Weiner was responsible for overseeing the development and deployment of the next generation of the Department of Defense’s global Electronic Health Record system when he served as the Director of the Military Health System Electronic Health Record Way Ahead Office.
Dr. Weiner’s extensive experience also includes serving as the Deputy Program Manager and Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Information Management System where he deployed the Military Health Electronic Health Record to 74 hospitals and 250 clinics worldwide, including the White House. He also was responsible for creating the Chief Information Officer Office at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Navy Medicine.
As the Chief Medical Officer of the global Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Dr. Weiner served as the senior medical officer to more than 200 medical departments supporting 40,000 Service Members worldwide. In addition to leveraging IT capabilities throughout the continuum of care his team also created and globally deployed ‘point of injury kits’ that provide Service Members immediate care during trauma and in remote areas of operation. This medical work was praised by the House Appropriations Committee and has become the standard for many international medical teams.
Dr. Weiner also brought significant lean six business process transformation to Japan’s busiest outpatient healthcare setting, during his tenure as the Director of Ambulatory Care at Yokosuka Naval Hospital, which resulted in unprecedented patient and clinician satisfaction for over 50,000 patients per month and 160 healthcare providers.
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 holds a Master’s degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University. He is an adjunct professor of Health Information Technology at the George Washington University and is one of only a few physicians ever to have been certified as a Chief Information Officer by the U.S. General Services Administration. He is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and is a former NASA Space Shuttle takeoff and landing physician. Dr. Weiner has served on the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Board, the board of the American Medical Informatics Association as well as having served on the Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator, Health Information IT Policy Committee, helping create Meaningful Use Stage 1. He has received numerous awards from the President of the United States, for his service in the Navy, including two Meritorious Service Medals, and two Air Medals.