National Mentoring Network (MNET) Mentor Profiles
Michael Weiner, M.D., M.P.H.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Research Interests: Adverse Events, Chronic Conditions, Clinical Decision, Geriatrics, Healthcare Informatics, Primary Care, Quality Measurement
Dr. Michael Weiner's clinical and health-services research focuses on measuring and improving the quality, coordination, and delivery of health services, especially for older adults. He has an extensive background in information systems. He studies the effects of health information and information technology on clinicians' practices and patients' outcomes. He has conducted studies of specialty referral, patient-physician videoconferencing, and other forms of telecommunication to improve healthcare. Study methods have included cohort studies, clinical trials, surveys, and focus groups. Current research includes the development, implementation, and study of information systems to promote clinical handoffs, management of medications, patient-centered care, health information exchange, and clinical decision support. Dr. Michael is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Director of the Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Director of the Regenstrief Center for Health Services Research and Principal Investigator of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Center for Health Information and Communication.