University of Michigan's Sue Schade named CIO of the Year

Sue Schade, chief information officer at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, has been named CIO of the Year for 2014 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

Schade--who serves on FierceHealthIT's Editorial Advisory Board--will receive the John E. Gall, Jr. award, which "recognizes healthcare IT executives who have made significant contributions to their organization and demonstrated innovative leadership through effective use of technology," CHIME announced on Monday.

"I am very honored to receive this award," Schade said in the announcement. "I am passionate about my work in healthcare and IT. With talented and dedicated IT teams over the years, we've been able to make a positive difference in the lives of so many people."

CHIME notes Schade's 30-year career in health IT and her 15 years as a CIO as reasons for their pick. Before becoming CIO at U-M Health System, Schade spent 12 years in the same role at Brigham and Women's Hospital. "Sue is truly one the great and influential forces in health IT," CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell said in a statement. Announcement