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Profile: Capt. Michael Weiner, Military Health System EHR Way Ahead Office Director

Michael WeinerU.S. Navy Capt. Michael Weiner serves as the director of the electronic health record way ahead planning office for the Military Health System, where he oversees development of the Defense Department‘s EHR system.

The office was established to help transition the military health system into an interoperable and agile infrastructure for 9.6 million beneficiaries.

His previous roles include deputy program manager and chief medical officer for the Defense Health Information Management System, director of IT governance and enterprise architecture for the chief information officer of Navy medicine at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and director of the information technology plans and policy.

Weiner was part of a Navy team that integrated voice recognition into the Navy Theater electronic medical record, digitized healthcare records for worldwide contingency operations and worked to create and deploy “blow out injury” kits for service members who need immediate care during deployment.

In his role as a plank owner of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, he served as a senior medical officer to more than 200 medical department that support 40,000 sailors worldwide.

Weiner is an active member of the American Telemedicine Association, American College of Physicians, American Osteopathic Association.

He is the military representative to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Board and Health and the Pentagon’s representative for Human Services’ Office of National Coordinator, Health Information IT Policy Committee.

A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteophatic Medicine and the U.S. Naval Academy, Weiner 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.

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