U of Michigan's Sue Schade named CIO of the Year by CHIME

Sue Schade, MBA, was selected Monday by CHIME and HIMSS to receive the 2014 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award.

Ms. Schade is CIO of University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Clinics in Ann Arbor, a position she has held since November 2012. During her tenure at U-M Health, Ms. Schade led the launch of the system's EHR and helped the system reach Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.  

The boards of directors for HIMSS and CHIMES select one health IT executive to receive the award each year who "ha[s] made significant contributions to their organization and demonstrated innovative leadership through effective use of technology."

Ms. Schade's health IT career spans 30 years, half of which she has spent as a CIO. Before coming to U-M Health System, Ms. Schade served as CIO of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she is credited with leading the Balanced Scorecard initiative, which is a best practice that has been adopted by providers nationwide. Ms. Schade is currently a member of the CHIME Policy Steering Committee and the Michigan Hospital Association Health IT Strategy Committee. She is also a current board and executive committee member of the Great Lakes Health Connect.

Ms. Schade will be recognized on April 14, 2015 at the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.


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