APL Colloquium

June 3, 2013

Colloquium Topic: DoD Electronic Health Records

DoD Electronic Health Records

Colloquium Speaker: Capt. Michael Weiner

U.S. Navy Capt. 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, holds a masters degree in Management and a masters degree in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University. He is Defense Acquisition University Level III trained, is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management (CPHIMS), and has been certified as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) by the General Services Administration.

 Capt. Weiner is currently serving as the Director of the Military Health System Electronic Health Record Way Ahead Planning Office. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the development and deployment of the next generation of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The EHR Way Ahead Planning Office was established to transform the current Military Health System into a more interoperable and agile clinical infrastructure that will continue to provide world class care to the military’s 9.6 million valued beneficiaries while creating a more intuitive and efficient process for healthcare providers. The EHR Way Ahead Planning Office will support over 77,000 active clinical users, cover every time zone, and will be used by medical clinicians in all fixed and deployed Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) globally.

 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.