"Under the AHCA, Medicaid is at risk of losing $880 billion in funding."

May 09, 2017
The $8 billion allocations proposed with the AHCA would have to cover the 17.5 million people who could lose coverage with Medicaid cuts.
May 09, 2017
Customer service, account management and long-term value for the investment are among the key points in developing a good vendor relationship.
Sue Schade taking time off from work

Sue Schade advises taking full advantage of time off the job. Don't wait to learn that lesson on the fly.

April 25, 2017
Don't wait to learn that lesson the hard way, time away from work is not optional.

Physicians and consumers alike in the U.S. are all dealing with the madness, stress, and financial un-wellness that mar health insurance and healthcare in America.

April 25, 2017
Whether the doctor or patient is a Democrat, Independent, or Republican, the numbers are clear that people think healthcare coverage is important for all.
leadership huddles gemba

Sue Schade reprises some of her go-to lean strategies.

April 23, 2017
I am a lean leader and always willing to share my learnings. I’ve written several blog posts chronicling my lean experience at different organizations.

'My leadership team has been very open to the changes.'

April 11, 2017
New and unexpected opportunities can be just around the corner.

Christina Caraballo writes about what it means to her to have received a HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award at HIMSS17

April 04, 2017
“Overall, women have made great strides in the workforce, but the reality is there are still gaps and room for improvement. Lately, however, there has been a welcome shift,” Christina Caraballo, senior healthcare strategist at Get Real Health, writes in a recent blog. Caraballo,...

Sue Schade considers the healthcare lessons gleaned from her pets.

March 28, 2017
We have two little dogs. Pepe is a 10-year old Shih Tzu/poodle and Coco is an 8-year old Shih Tzu /Bichon.  Pepe had been getting frailer and weaker throughout the Fall months. We thought this might be her last year with us. But her blood work in November showed that she has a thyroid problem. She...

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, healthcare economist

March 28, 2017
The remedy is in better design.
open office space IT

'Technology is great for closing the distance but I can’t say enough positive about being in the same location and making the most of face-to-face opportunities every day.'

 

March 21, 2017
The approach opens endless possibilities for checking in, follow-up and teamwork. Yet there is still a lot to be said about face-to-face meetings. 

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Sue Schade, MBA, LCHIME, FCHIME, FHIMSS, is a nationally recognized health IT leader. She recently launched a new healthcare IT advisory firm, StarBridge Advisors, with two colleagues, David Muntz and Russ Rudish.