Michael Weiner, MD, MPH

Michael Weiner, MD, MPH

  • Director of Health Services Research and Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
  • Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Director, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
  • Principal Investigator, VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Health Information and Communication, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center

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.

“We are engaged in research that aims to have implications for medical care throughout the country. Managing and securely sharing data, eliminating blanket recommendations for procedures that do not benefit every patient, understanding care differences at various facilities and ascertaining the best care are among our goals.”

Michael Weiner, MD, MPH