Michael Weiner, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Director, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Director, Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Principal Investigator, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Associate Professor of Medicine, Dr. Weiner joined the IU School of Medicine faculty and the Regenstrief Institute in 1999, following undergraduate work at Brown University, medical school at Duke University, and residency and fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University. While at Hopkins, he also earned a master’s degree in public health.
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. In 2003, Dr. Weiner was awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine. 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.
Dr. Weiner is board certified in Internal Medicine and a staff physician at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.
|Primary care for older adults|
HOSPITALS & AFFILIATIONS
|IU Health Physicians|
|IU Health Methodist/IU Health University|
|Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center|
|School of Medicine||Duke University School of Medicine|
|Fellowship||Johns Hopkins University|
|Residency||Johns Hopkins University|
I. VA HSR&D HFP 04-148 10/01/2009-09/30/2013
"Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice" (PI)
The mission of this center grant is to improve healthcare provided to veterans through discovery, evaluation, implementation, and sustained adoption of best practices to improve healthcare quality and effectiveness in health care systems.
II. National Institute of Mental Health 04/24/2008 - 03/31/2013
"Indianapolis Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program" (PI: Chris M. Callahan)
This is an academic-community partnership with Wishard Health Services that will implement a system of care for cognitive and emotional health and develop a shared record between psychiatry and primary care. (Co-investigator)
III. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 09/30/2009 - 07/31/2012
"Medication Reconciliation Technology to Improve Quality of Transitional Care" (PI)
The specific aims of this study are to integrate an electronic medication reconciliation system with an electronic prescribing system, conduct a randomized controlled trial of medication reconciliation, and determine whether the new electronic facilitation of the process improves outcomes, including the incidence of medication errors.
|Selected Publications|||||PubMed List coming soon >>|
- Callahan CM, Boustani MA, Weiner M, Beck RA, Livin LR, Kellams JJ, Willis DR, Hendrie HC. Implementing dementia care models in primary care settings: the Aging Brain Care Medical Home (Special supplement). Aging & Mental Health 2010 (12 October).
- Weiner M, Perkins AJ, Callahan CM. Errors in completion of referrals among older urban adults in ambulatory care. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2010 (February); 16:76-81.
- Weiner M, Hoyek GE, Wang L, Dexter PR, Zerr AD, Perkins AJ, James F, Juneja R. A Web-based generalist-specialist system to improve scheduling of outpatient specialty consultations in an academic center. J Gen Intern Med 2009; 24(6):710-715.
- Sennour Y, Counsell SR, Jones J, Weiner M. Development and implementation of a proactive geriatrics consultation model in collaboration with hospitalists. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009; 57:2139-2145.
- McDonald CJ, Weiner M, Hui SL. Deaths due to medical errors are exaggerated in Institute of Medicine report. JAMA 2000; 284:93-95.
- Laflamme MR, Wilcox DC, Sullivan J, Schadow G, Lindbergh D, Warvel J, Buchanan H, Ising T, Abernathy G, Perkins SM, Daggy J, Frankel RM, Dexter P, McDonald CJ, Weiner M. A pilot study of usefulness of clinician-patient videoconferencing for making routine medical decisions in the nursing home. J Am Geriatr Soc 2005; 53 (8):1380-1385.
- Weiner MG, Lyman JA, Murphy S, Weiner M. Electronic health records: high-quality electronic data for higher-quality clinical research. Informatics in Primary Care 2007 (June); 15(2):121-127.
- Sands LP, Xu H, Weiner M, Rosenman MA, Craig BA, Thomas J. Comparison of resource utilization for Medicaid dementia patients using nursing homes versus home and community based waivers for long-term care. Med Care 2008 (April); 46(4):449-453.
- Were MC, Abernathy G, Hui SL, Kempf C, Weiner M. Using computerized provider order entry and clinical decision support to improve primary-care physicians’ implementation of consultants’ medical recommendations. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009; 16:196-202.
- Weiner M, Wells S, Kerse N. Perspectives of general practitioners towards evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases among older people. J Primary Health Care 2009 (September); 1(3):198-206.