U-M’s Sue Schade To Receive CHIME, HIMSS CIO of the Year Award

January 7, 2015 in News

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society have named Sue Schade as the winner of the John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award, Healthcare IT News reports. Schade is CIO at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Miliard, Healthcare IT News, 1/6).

The award — named after a 1960s health IT pioneer — recognizes an individual for a lifetime of contributions to health care organizations and “innovation leadership” in the effective use of health IT (iHealthBeat, 1/30/12).

About Schade

Schade has spent 30 years working in the health IT field, holding CIO positions for half of her time in the industry, according to Modern Healthcare.

Schade worked for 12 years as CIO at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before joining the University of Michigan in 2012, where she has overseen the implementation of the institution’s electronic health record system.

Schade currently is a fellow at both CHIME and HIMSS, as well as a member of the CHIME Policy Steering Committee. Schade also is an executive committee member of Great Lakes Health Connect, a health information exchange based in Michigan (Rubenfire, Modern Healthcare, 1/6).

In 2014, Schade launched Health IT Connect, a leadership blog to share health IT lessons with future health IT leaders, according to Clinical Innovation Technology.

The CIO of the Year Award will be presented on April 14 at HIMSS’ annual conference in Chicago (Walsh, Clinical Innovation Technology, 1/5).

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