Chief Information Officer
University of Michigan Health System

Sue Schade serves as the Chief Information Officer for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (UMHHC) having assumed this position in November, 2012. The UMHHC includes 3 hospitals totaling 990 beds and over 120 clinics throughout Michigan and beyond. The UMHHC along with the U-M Medical School, which comprises the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), is committed to creating the future of health care through discovery and becoming the national leader in health care, health care reform, biomedical innovation and education. In her role, Schade provides direction and oversight to information technology initiatives at UMHHC and works closely with the CIO for the U-M Medical School and collaborates with the University of Michigan CIO on shared infrastructure initiatives. 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.

Schade has nearly 30 years’ experience in health care information technology management. Prior to joining UMHS, she served for over 12 years as the CIO for Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Partners HealthCare System in Boston, MA. Her previous experience includes 12 years in positions of increasing management 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 health care information technology practice at Ernst and Young.

An active member of HIMSS and CHIME, Schade served on the CHIME Board from 2004 to 2006. She was responsible for their Advocacy initiatives focusing on the national healthcare information technology agenda and fostering CHIME’s partnerships with other national organizations. She chaired the CHIME Education Foundation Board from 2006 to 2009. She served on the HIMSS Advocacy and Public Policy Steering Committee from 2009-2011. Schade achieved fellow status with both HIMSS and CHIME. She is currently serving on the board of AAMI and on the CHIME Policy Steering Committee. Schade is a regular speaker and writer within the HIT industry. She holds an MBA degree from Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle, Illinois.

Schade was named the CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year in 2014. Other awards and recognition worth noting:

  • “11 Hospital IT Executives You Should Follow on Twitter,” Health Data Management, August 2015;
  • “50 Leaders in Health IT,” Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review, 2015;
  • “10 Great CIOs to Know”, Becker’s Hospital CIO, June 2014;
  • “10 CIOs You Should Follow on Twitter Today”, FierceCIO, April 2014 (not limited to health care);
  • “Top 10 Women ‘Powerhouses’ in Health IT”, Healthcare IT News, April 2013;
  • CIO of the Year Award, New England Chapter of HIMSS, 2011;
  • Premier 100 IT Leaders award, ComputerWorld, 2010;
  • CIO 100 Award for improving patient safety through the electronic medication administration record (eMAR), CIO Magazine, 2010;
  • CIO 100 Award for implementing the Balanced Scorecard to improve hospital performance, CIO Magazine, 2008.