Dr. Alan Weiss has worked in medical informatics with Epic and Cerner implementations at Cleveland Clinic, Cedars-Sinai and Memorial Hermann. In the process, he has analyzed problem lists across each, over 10 million total, and learned patterns in their use and development. This analysis looks at trends of EMR usage and the issues of problem list definition, design, tools and managing them as they exist in all EMRs.
About the Speaker
Alan Weiss, MD, MBA, FACP
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Ambulatory; Associate Vice President
Memorial Hermann Health System
Dr. Alan M. Weiss joined the Memorial Herman System in 2013, as the Medical Director of Ambulatory Informatics. He was named the Ambulatory CMIO in April 2014 with responsibilities over GE Centricity, Cerner and eClinic Works EHRs.
Prior to Memorial Hermann, Dr. Weiss was the Assoc. Medical Director of Inpatient Systems at Cedar-Sinai in Los Angeles where he helped develop and implement their EHR. A general internist by training, Dr. Weiss spent 10 years practicing at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He also reported directly to their CIO to assist on EHR implementation and optimization efforts, was named the head of their business informatics group in primary care and acted as an internal medicine section head. Furthermore, Dr. Weiss spent time teaching medical student and residents while providing both ambulatory and inpatient care.
Before medical school, Dr. Weiss worked for Eli Lilly as a clinical information analyst, helping to develop data entry systems for clinical trials as well as analyzing that data for FDA reporting and for medical journals.
Dr. Weiss earned a B.S. in 1984 from the University of Michigan with a double major in computer science and philosophy. He also has both an M.B.A. and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University, with graduations of 1994 and 1998, respectively. His M.B.A involves a double focus on health care management as well as the management of information systems.