Sue is a Principal at StarBridge Advisors, LLC. A nationally recognized health IT leader, Sue recently served as interim SVP and Chief Information Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. She previously served as interim Chief Technology Officer at University of Vermont Health Network, Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook Medicine on Long Island, University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, and Boston Children’s. Prior to StarBridge Advisors, she was a founding advisor at Next Wave Health Advisors. 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 Chief Information Officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 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 2004-2006 and chaired its Education Foundation Board 2006-2009. She served on the HIMSS Advocacy and Public Policy Steering Committee 2009-2011 as well as the CHIME Policy Steering Committee. Sue achieved fellow status with both HIMSS and CHIME. She served on the AAMI board 2013-2022 including as Vice Chair of Health IT.
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.