by Jasmine Phiri
May 28, 2020
Chief Medical Officer,
Dr. Michael S. Weiner joined MAXIMUS in July 2018 as Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and brings more than 25 years of experience in the clinical and technology fields. Dr. Weiner will support the operational leadership to help drive the overall strategic direction, growth and oversight of our global clinical health services programs and all clinicians within MAXIMUS. This includes assessments, chronic disease and aging support, and case management.
Prior to joining MAXIMUS, Dr. Weiner was the Chief Medical Information Officer and Global Healthcare Lead for IBM, where he supported the development of innovative healthcare solutions and services while identifying new business areas and opportunities to continuously increase the delivery of quality healthcare across the globe.
Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Weiner was the Chief Medical Information Officer and Director of Clinical Informatics for the Department of Defense and Veteran Affairs Interagency Program Office where he was responsible for creating a unified Interagency Electronic Health Record for over 125,000 providers and 18 million beneficiaries. He also served as 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, including the White House.
While Chief Medical Officer of the global Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Dr. Weiner served as the senior medical officer supporting 40,000 service members worldwide. In addition to leveraging IT capabilities throughout the continuum of care, his team created and deployed ‘point of injury kits’ that provide service members immediate care during trauma and in remote areas of operation. This work was praised by the House Appropriations Committee and is the standard for many international medical teams.
Dr. Weiner is a graduate overseeing solution development and delivery of prevention, wellness, health of the U.S. Naval Academy and attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He holds a Master’s degree in Management and a Master’s 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. 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 has served 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 coauthored Provider-led Population Health Management and 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.