Spectrum Health Names New Chief Quality Officer

J. Michael Kramer has played a key role in several strategic efforts during his time with Spectrum Health.


Published:

GRAND RAPIDS – J. Michael Kramer, MD, MBA, has been named senior vice president and chief quality officer, Spectrum Health System.

Dr. Kramer has been with Spectrum Health since 2011 as vice president, chief medical information officer. This new role combines his former responsibilities with a special focus on using data to enhance quality and patient safety.

"Michael’s new dual role will refocus our quality efforts. He has tremendous experience designing and implementing clinical changes that use technology to improve patient care and quality,” said John MacKeigan, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer.

Dr. Kramer has played a key role in several strategic efforts during his time with Spectrum Health, including helping physicians and other clinicians use technology to communicate efficiently and accurately. One of the goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a part of health care reform, is to increase the Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record technology among medical providers. Dr. Kramer has been a national leader in guiding hospitals who are working to implement systems that meet the Meaningful Use standards.

“Spectrum Health has always been a leader in delivering the highest quality care. Combining quality leadership with leadership in information technology will allow us to achieve even higher levels of health, quality and safety across the communities we serve,” Kramer said.

Dr. Kramer is also leading efforts to improve patient education information throughout Spectrum Health. “When we provide our patients with consistent information at every point of care, our families and patients will become more engaged and successful in achieving their goals.”

Prior to joining Spectrum Health, Dr. Kramer was chief medical information officer at Trinity Health in Novi and a physician informatics lead at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He received board certification in internal medicine and pediatrics.

Dr. Kramer has authored several articles on health care reform and electronic medical records. He was named on the 2009 Up and Comers list by Modern Healthcare magazine for his work to make electronic health records an effective tool for clinicians in the delivery of safe, high-quality care.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Charles P. Barnes Becomes Of Counsel to Demorest Law Firm

Royal Oak-based Demorest Law Firm has announced Charles P. Barnes to become of counsel to the firm.

Robert L. Dewaelsche Named President of Southwest Detroit Business Association

The Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA), a non-profit organization that facilitates the continuation of a stable Southwest Detroit, today announced Robert L. Dewaelsche as their new president.

Tim Laube Receives 2017 Soaring Eagle Award

Vistage Michigan, an executive coaching organization, has awarded Tim Laube the 2017 Soaring Eagle Award.

Colby Newman Named Executive Chef at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC), in Grosse Pointe Shores, has appointed Colby Newman as their new executive chef.

Hunter Coe Named CEO of Coe Press Equipment

Sterling Heights-based Coe Press Equipment, a coil handling manufacturing company, has promoted Hunter Coe to CEO.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Somerset Collection in Troy Announces New Retailers, Expanded Shops and Restaurants
    The Somerset Collection in Troy today announced it is adding 15 new stores over the next year,...
  2. Hudson’s Site in Downtown Detroit is Redesigned and Expanded
    Bedrock, part of the Quicken Loans Family of Companies in downtown Detroit, went back to the...
  3. Department of Transportation Secretary Visits MCity in Ann Arbor to Release Updated Federal Automated Vehicle Guidance
    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today visited MCity, a public-private...
  4. Detroit Officials: Tax Foreclosures Down 88 Percent in Past Two Years
    City of Detroit and Wayne County officials today announced that tax foreclosures throughout...
  5. Downtown Detroit Partnership Reveals New Capitol Park Designs
    The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DPP) revealed renderings for the redesign of Capitol Park at a...
  6. Impossible Burger Makes Midwest Debut at Michael Symon’s B Spot Restaurants
    The Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger developed by Impossible Foods in Redwood City,...