Christopher Queram

Christopher Queram
President/CEO
The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

Mr. Queram has been CEO of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality of Madison, Wisconsin, since November 2005. The Collaborative is a voluntary consortium of organizations working to improve the quality of health care in Wisconsin through the public reporting of comparative performance information.

In addition to his responsibilities at the Collaborative, Mr. Queram is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and Delta Dental of Wisconsin. He serves as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Benefits, Payment and Performance Improvement Programs and the “Principals” for the Hospital Quality Alliance. He previously served as chair of the Purchaser Council and board member of the National Quality Forum (2000 – 2005), as the Treasurer of the Leapfrog Group (2002 – 2005), and chair of the board of the National Business Coalition on Health (1998 – 2000). He also served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Consequences of Un-insurance and as a member of President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Queram was the CEO of the Employer Health Care Alliance Cooperative in Madison and prior to that, as a hospital executive in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Queram holds a Master of Arts degree in health services administration from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.