March 22, 2006
Ann Arbor, Mich. (March 22, 2006) – Janice M. Whitehouse, a Michigan leader in developing and leading collaborative efforts to improve health care quality and efficiency, has been named president of CyberMichigan, an institute within the nonprofit Altarum. Whitehouse replaces Dr. Karen Bantel.
“Jan has strong experience in the health care policy arena and in bringing diverse sets of stakeholders into consensus around difficult topics such as health care benefit structures, policy options and cost management,” said Ken Baker, President and CEO of Altarum. “These skills are very well matched to the mission and needs of CyberMichigan.”
“For its small size, CyberMichigan has had an awfully big impact in Michigan,” Whitehouse said. With support from CyberMichigan, the state of Michigan has made tremendous progress in providing residents access to information technology. We’re proud to have been part of those gains. Looking forward, we see an increasingly important need for CyberMichigan to ensure that the recent gains in IT access and usage across the state lead to increased economic, educational and quality of life competitiveness for Michigan.”
Previously, Whitehouse served as Director of Community Health Care Initiatives for General Motors Corporation, in which she led strategy and team efforts in five communities and three states, and was responsible for improving health care quality and efficiency through a collaborative process with labor partners, employers and the health care delivery system. Whitehouse serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, MPRO - Michigan's Health Care Quality Improvement Organization, Hospice of Michigan, and is on the Advisory Committee of the University of Detroit Mercy College of Health Professions. She also serves on the Quality Management Committee of Christus Health in Houston, Texas.
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Altarum Institute (www.altarum.org) integrates objective research and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. A nonprofit serving clients in the public and private sectors, Altarum employs more than 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with additional offices in the Washington, DC area; Sacramento, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Portland, Maine; and San Antonio, Texas.