Skip to content Skip to navigation

Brigham and Women’s CIO Moves to U-M Health System

August 24, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

Sue Schade, a 12-year CIO at the Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is joining the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System for the same position, the university announced recently. Schade is a long-time veteran of healthcare information technology management, including positions at Advocate Health Care, an integrated delivery system in the Chicago area. At U-M Health System, she will provide direction and oversight for information technology initiatives in U-M hospitals and clinics.

"We’ve accomplished a tremendous amount of work at Brigham and Women’s and I’m excited about the opportunity to start a new chapter at the University of Michigan,” Schade, a Minneapolis native, said in a statement. “I’m pleased to be joining this premier health care system and highly regarded academic medical center. Its mission and agenda for an integrated health care system was a big attraction for me.”

Schade will assume her new role Nov.1. U-M Health System says she joins as the organization has begun a new era, implementing a new HER, MiChart. “Information is at the heart of everything we do in patient care and has become increasingly important during a rapidly changing health care environment,” Doug Strong, CEO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, said in a statement.

“Sue comes from an organization that is a leader in health care information technology where she has played a significant leadership role in improving patient care with electronic information. We are very pleased to be able to bring her experiences and leadership capabilities to the U-M Health System.”

Schade holds a master’s degree in business administration from Illinois Benedictine College and has served on the board of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). At Brigham & Women’s, she led efforts to build out and broadly deploy robust internally developed systems in support of patient safety, quality, and cost-reduction goals. She also implemented the Balanced Scorecard initiative, which received national recognition and been viewed as best practice by many provider organizations.



CMS Hospital Compare Website Updated with VA Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the inclusion of Veterans Administration (VA) hospital performance data as part of the federal agency’s Hospital Compare website.

CMS Awards Funding to Special Innovation Projects

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded 20, two-year Special Innovation Projects (SIPs) aimed at local efforts to deliver better care at lower cost.

Center of Excellence in Genomic Science to be Established in Chicago

The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded $10.6 million over five years for the establishment of a new research center in Chicago to advance genomic science.

EHNAC and HITRUST Combine HIPAA Security Criteria, CSF Framework

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) announced plans to streamline their accreditation and certification programs.

Halamka on MACRA Final Rule: “CMS is Listening and I Thank Them”

Health IT notable expert John Halamka, M.D., CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, recently weighed in on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) final rule.

Texas Patient Care Clinic Hit with Ransomware Attack

Grand Prairie, Texas-based Rainbow Children's Clinic was the victim of a ransomware attack on its IT systems in August, affecting more than 33,000 patients, according to multiple news media reports this week.