News & Views
Chris Queram,
President and CEO
From the President & CEO...
Accomplishments and opportunities: taking stock & looking ahead

Last January, the WCHQ board approved a strategic framework that identified major goals and measurable objectives for our organization. This framework represented a culmination of a highly participatory and deliberative process that gave thoughtful consideration to identifying the priority activities that would bring the greatest value to our members.

With the strategic framework as our guidepost, 2011 proved to be an important year for WCHQ – one that featured significant accomplishments as well as opportunities. I’d like to take a moment to reflect on a productive year and also look forward to 2012 as we continue to strengthen the value proposition to our members.

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Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday season and in the New Year. As an essential partner, we look forward to working with you in 2012!

Matt Gigot
Project Analyst
The Analyst’s Perspective
Measuring cost and quality in Wisconsin – the diabetes value metric

Earlier this year WCHQ updated its strategic framework to better reflect both the growth of WCHQ as an organization and the rapidly changing healthcare landscape in which it operates. One of the primary goals of the newly revised strategic framework is to increase the value of healthcare for the people of Wisconsin. Healthcare value is a concept that has been getting additional attention on the state and national level, due in large part to continuously rising healthcare costs.

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Jeanan Yasiri
New to the board – Jeanan Yasiri
A periodic feature introducing new WCHQ board members

Meet Jeanan Yasiri, a new addition to the WCHQ board of directors. A board member since May 2011, Jeanan has an extensive background in education, healthcare and broadcast journalism. Jeanan is currently the executive director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Nonprofits. She is also a principal with the consulting firm of Jeanan Yasiri Solutions, LLC, which provides consultative services to healthcare, education and community interests.

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Julie Johnson
WCHQ adds project manager

Take a Wisconsin native, mix in extensive experience in data analytics, project management and quality and process improvement with several healthcare organizations and what do you get? Julie Johnson, project manager, and WCHQ’s newest staff member.

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