Sue Schade: Own Your Own Career


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The Game-Changing Women of Healthcare

Episode 2 - Sue Schade: “Own your Own Career”

Today, on our second episode, host Meg Escobosa welcomes Sue Schade, a Principal at Starbridge Advisors and interim CIO at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Meg and Sue discuss Sue’s early days in paper-based health data as a chart secretary and programmer; The evolution of health IT over 35+ years; The essential role of IT teams in making a difference in healthcare; Sue’s legacy as a role model developing the next generation of health IT leaders; What will enable increased diversity in health IT leadership; Some of the risks Sue has taken & lessons learned; The importance of finding mentors & what Sue learned about being a more effective leader; Sue’s observations about the evolution of Healthcare, C-Suite, information technology roles; and Promising healthcare startups that intend to increase access to basic and virtual healthcare.

About Sue Schade:

Sue Schade, is a Principal at Starbridge Advisors, a consulting firm that provides IT leadership advisory and interim management services to healthcare organizations. Sue has over 35 years of experience in healthcare information technology management. She has served as interim CIO for many distinguished organizations, including the University of Vermont Health Network, Stony Brook Medicine on Long Island, University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and most recently for Boston Children's Hospital.

Prior to this, for almost 13 years, she served as CIO for Brigham & Women’s Hospital and then moved on to become the CIO of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers for several years. In 2015, under Sue's leadership, the University of Michigan Health System made the “HealthCare’s Most Wired” list and achieved the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model Stage 6. That same year, she won the “CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award.”

Sue is currently serving as the Vice Chair of Health IT for the board of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) which is a nonprofit organization focused on the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. Sue achieved fellow status with both HIMSS and CHIME for which she also served as a board member.

In addition, Sue is an investor/advisor to two organizations: Excelerate Health Ventures which is helping to usher in innovation in the realm of virtual care, and AlyxHealth, a platform that enables nurses and non-physician clinicians to deliver patient care as independent business owners and entrepreneurs by providing virtual, mobile, and primary care.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @sgschade

Find Sue’s weekly blog, HealthIT Connect, HERE!

Further Reading: Starbridge Advisors | Boston Children’s Hospital | John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award Winners | Health IT Connect Blog | CHIME Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | AlyxHealth

Episode Credits:

The Game-Changing Women of Healthcare is a production of The Krinsky Company.

Hosted by Meg Escobosa.

Produced, edited, engineered, and mixed by Calvin Marty.

Theme music composed and performed by Calvin Marty.

Intro and outro voiced by John Parsons.

Artwork by Paul Huber.

©2021 The Krinsky Company

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