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Dr. Michael S. Weiner
Chief Medical Information Officer, IBM Healthcare

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 practicing physician in Internal Medicine, holds a Masters degree in Management and a Masters 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.

Prior to assuming his current position with IBM, he served as 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.

As the former Director of the Military Health System Electronic Health Record Way Ahead Office, he was responsible for overseeing the development and deployment of the next generation of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) global Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.

Dr. Weiner’s experience also included 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 and to 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.

As the Director of Ambulatory Care at Yokosuka Naval Hospital in Japan, Dr. Weiner brought significant lean six business process transformation to Japan’s busiest outpatient healthcare setting, resulting in unprecedented patient and clinician satisfaction for over 50,000 patients per month and 160 world-class healthcare providers.

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 serves 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.

Welcome to the Era of Cognitive Health

IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health. Cognitive systems that understand, reason and learn are helping Health Professionals expand their knowledge base, improve their productivity and deepen their expertise. With cognitive computing, we are now able to see health data that was previously hidden, and do more than we ever thought possible. This is going to transform the Health industry both for Health Professionals and citizens.