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Mark Weiner, MD, FACP, FACMI, Named Assistant Dean of Informatics

News January 03, 2014

Mark Weiner, MD, FACP, FACMI, has been appointed Assistant Dean of Informatics for Temple University School of Medicine, Professor of Clinical Sciences in the School of Medicine's Department of Clinical Sciences, and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Temple University Health System (TUHS), effective January 1, 2014.

In his role as Assistant Dean, Dr. Weiner will develop the infrastructure to facilitate access by Temple clinical investigators to large data sets available from regional and national clinical databases. He will also provide important leadership in institutional efforts to seek funding and collaborations that are directed at sharing data across institutions and with federal and state agencies.

In his role as CMIO, Dr. Weiner will work closely with TUHS administrative and clinical leadership on strategic planning, policy development and design and implementation of vital health information applications used in clinical settings throughout the Health System. He will be a key member of the leadership team overseeing implementation of the Epic inpatient Electronic Medical Record and clinical applications. In this role, Dr. Weiner will lead efforts to promote clinical stakeholder engagement throughout the implementation to help Temple Health become a meaningful user of this technology and achieve measurable value in the form of improved services, enhanced clinical quality and more effective and efficient operations.

Dr. Weiner comes to Temple from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, DE, where he served as Senior Director of Research and Development Informatics. Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Mark has been an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and an attending physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

In addition to Dr. Weiner's clinical experience, he brings to Temple considerable expertise in informatics, with past faculty and leadership appointments as the Director of Information Systems Integration for Research in the Office of Human Research of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the co-Chief of the Biostatistics and Informatics Core of the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion and the co-Director of the Philadelphia VA Informatics Fellowship program.

Dr. Weiner earned his MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and his BSE in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science. He holds memberships in several professional and scientific national societies, including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Informatics Association and the Society of General Internal Medicine.