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Sue Schade

Sue is a Principal at StarBridge Advisors, LLC. A nationally recognized health IT leader and a founding advisor at Next Wave Health Advisors, she recently served as interim Chief Information Officer at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.

Sue has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare information technology management, and was recognized as the CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year in 2014.

Sue served as Chief Information Officer for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers from 2012-2015, providing direction and oversight to information technology initiatives and working closely with the CIO for the U-M Medical School. Under her leadership, UMHS made the HealthCare’s Most Wired list in 2015 and achieved the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model Stage 6 in 2014.

For over 12 years, Sue served as CIO of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her previous experience included 12 years in positions of increasing responsibility at a large integrated delivery system in the Chicago area. She led the software division for a start-up healthcare software and outsourcing services vendor for several years and worked as a senior manager in the healthcare information technology practice at Ernst and Young.

An active member of HIMSS and CHIME, Sue served on the CHIME Board from 2004 to 2006, and chaired its Education Foundation Board from 2006 to 2009. She served on the HIMSS Advocacy and Public Policy Steering Committee from 2009-2011. Sue achieved fellow status with both HIMSS and CHIME. She is currently serving on the board and executive committee of AAMI and has served on the CHIME Policy Steering Committee.

She is a regular speaker and writer within the HIT industry including a weekly blog called Health IT Connect at www.sueschade.com. She holds an MBA degree from Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle, Illinois.

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