Stephen M. Weiner, a Member and Chair of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been appointed to Brown University’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Advisory Committee.
The Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program is a16-month intensive degree program designed for clinicians, executives, and senior administrators who have significant responsibility in the healthcare industry. Participants examine the conditions and limitations of the current healthcare system and confront the challenges of reformulating it. Graduates are well-positioned to lead in the clinical, corporate, and public sectors; to interpret and use data for sound decision making; and to promote outstanding health care for patients as well as financial health for their organizations.
The Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Advisory Committee is comprised of distinguished healthcare leaders and provides guidance to the program directors to help assure the quality, relevance and impact of the program.
Mr. Weiner has over 30 years of experience in the health care field as a policy maker, educator, and attorney. He represents health care services providers in a broad array of legal matters, including strategic positioning; structuring payor strategies and clinical integration initiatives; and mergers, acquisitions, strategic affiliations, “demergers,” and joint venture arrangements, including arrangements between tax-exempt and for-profit organizations. He has also participated in a number of international health care activities, including structuring the health care regulatory system for the Dubai Healthcare City, where he now also serves on the licensing board, and representing a number of organizations engaged in the medical tourism industry. In Massachusetts, Mr. Weiner has been very active in matters relating to the development and implementation of the Commonwealth’s signature health care reform program and in implementing the initiative to create a statewide interoperable electronic health record system, using both state and federal stimulus legislation funds.
Mr. Weiner currently serves as Board Chair of The HealthWell Foundation, one of the leading national charitable organizations providing financial assistance to underinsured persons in need of high cost drug treatments. He has served as a board member of the Massachusetts Health Council, Beth Israel Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and as a member of the House of Delegates of the Massachusetts Easter Seal Society.
Attorneys in Mintz Health Law Practice, many of whom have held senior government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including hospital systems, managed care organizations, laboratories, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, behavioral health companies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers.