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.


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

Pentastar Aviation Appoints New Director of Avionics Solutions

Waterford-based aviation company Pentastar Aviation has appointed Scott Brooks as its first director of avionics solutions.

Baker Tilly Appoints New Michigan Managing Partner

Southfield-based accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Kraus has appointed partner Patrick Killeen, CPA, as the Michigan office’s managing partner.

Beaumont Appoints Supply Chain Management Senior VP

Royal Oak-based Beaumont Health has named Ed Hardin as its new vice president of supply chain management. Hardin will begin working at his new position in late October.

GDI Infotech Appoints New Vice President

GDI Infotech Appoints Rob Mahanes as the new vice president.

Baker College Names Dean of The College of Information Technology

Baker College Names Richard Bush Dean of the College of Information Technology
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Detroit Historical Museum to Present New Music Exhibit this Month
    The Detroit Historical Museum in the city’s Midtown neighborhood will debut a new exhibit...
  2. Bamboo Detroit to Expand to Julian C. Madison Building in Downtown Detroit
    Bamboo Detroit, an organization that offers shared workspaces and resources to entrepreneurs, has...
  3. USS Detroit Kicks off Commissioning with Weeklong Activities
    The USS Detroit, a freedom-class littoral Navy combat ship, is arriving in Detroit today, kicking...
  4. Silicon Valley Commuter Shuttle to Launch Metro Detroit Service
    MagicBus, a Silicon Valley-based crowdsourced, public commuter shuttle that offers multiple...
  5. JPMorgan Chase Commits $5M to Detroit Neighborhoods Fund
    JPMorgan Chase and Co. today announced a $5 million investment toward the establishment of the...
  6. Space Race
    After a lengthy career working for others, property manager Lynette Boyle strikes out on her own.