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CIO Wade Will Be Missed

May 1, 2012

Thanks to information from HIMSS, I was saddened to read about the passing of John Wade. John served on the earlier published ADVANCE for Health Information Executives editorial advisory board. When I served as managing editor, John always provided me and other staff members great ideas that grew the publication and made it such a success in the health IT industry, until it’s closing in May 2010.

Here is a tribute to John from HIMSS:

In Honor of John C Wade, FCHIME, FHIMSS – Former HIMSS Board Chair

Former HIMSS Chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors, John C. Wade, FCHIME, FHIMSS, died on April 28, 2012, at his home in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, Mo. Wade served as HIMSS Board Chair from July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008.

A member of HIMSS since 1993, Wade came to office as board chair to face what he called both the “challenge and opportunity” of HIMSS becoming an international organization while continuing to provide leadership for the use of health IT during a crucial time period in the United States.

As noted in his obituary, “John was an honors graduate of Boston College. He was President of JCWade and Associates and the former CIO/VP at Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City where he served for 15 years. John devoted over 40 years of his career to developing information technology for the healthcare industry, and was a Fellow of both HIMSS and CHIME. He was recognized as one of the top CIO’s by Computerworld Publications…”

“All of us at HIMSS offer our condolences to John’s family. We will remember him for his continuous commitment to HIMSS before, during and after his year as our board chair. He understood our cause and worked to improve healthcare delivery with the best use of information technology,” said H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President/CEO.



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