Sue Schade, CIO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Chapter 1

Sue Schade, CIO, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

2014 CIO of the Year — “It truly has been an honor.”
Being a role model
Her road to CIO
Leaving Partners after 13 years — “I wanted to have a broader role.”
Jumping into an Epic rollout at UMich
Being the new CIO
Dealing with history and baggage — “It’s a new day.”

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What Really Happens When The Cat Goes Away

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

It happened four years ago, right around this time. I was checking off all of my tasks before leaving for vacation when I got an email from my editor. It seems she had decided she was also taking the following week off. “Noooooooooo!” I cried (at least, in my head). It was the last thing […]

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Breaking The Chains: How CIOs Can Create a Culture of Balance

Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System

You don’t want to be like bad inventory — first in and last out; stale and not fresh. The days of being lauded for winning the marathon for working the most hours are well behind us. The quantity of hours logged rarely translates to improved quality and often leads to a lack of creativity and […]

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Choosing To Be Incredible

Sarah Richardson, CIO, NCH Healthcare System

Each week, I produce a communication titled ‘Happy Monday!’ to my team. It is filled with kudos, FYIs, photos they share from their previous week, educational segments, and my favorite element, a quote for them to ponder throughout the week. I would be delusional to believe everyone reads it or that some of them even care that […]

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What Being A Mom Has Taught Me

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

Here’s a fun quiz. Can you guess which of the following is an actual text message sent by me? I just stepped on something on my kitchen floor, and I have no idea what it is. The sprinkler counts as a bath, right? Leftover chicken nuggets – the breakfast of champions! (That was my breakfast, […]

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