Dr. Weiner’s professional interests are health services research, geriatrics, and health informatics. At IU Geriatrics, he founded the gero-informatics program, which under his leadership focused on leveraging health information technologies to improve the care of older adults.
His clinical and health-services research is focused on measuring and improving the quality, coordination, and delivery of health services for older adults. He also studies the effects of health information and information technology on physicians’ practices and patients’ outcomes. Dr. Weiner has conducted studies of specialty referral, patient-physician videoconferencing, and other forms of telecommunication to improve healthcare. Current research includes development, implementation, and study of information systems to promote clinical handoffs, management of medications, patient-centered geriatrics care, and clinical decision support.