Member of:

  • Trusted Exchange Framework, Co-Chair
  • Health IT Advisory Committee, Member

Denise Webb

Chief Information Officer
Marshfield Clinic Health System

Denise B. Webb joined Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) in June 2016 as the System’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Executive Officer for the System’s wholly owned for-profit subsidiary Marshfield Clinic Information Services (MCIS), Inc. (MCIS, Inc. was dissolved effective September 30, 2017).  As the MCHS CIO, she is responsible for corporate IT strategy and provides information technology services to the entire health system which provides health care services to communities in North Central and Northwest Wisconsin.  MCHS includes four hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, Marshfield Clinic with over 55 clinic sites and 700+ physicians across 80 specialties, the Family Health Center (a Federally Qualified Health Center with 10 dental clinic sites), Marshfield Clinic Lab, Security Health Plan, the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, and the Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation.  Ms. Webb is responsible for a workforce of nearly 500 IT professionals and a state-of-the art level three certified data center.  Prior to taking her current position, she served for 16 years at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) where she was an Executive Policy Initiatives Advisor and directed the State’s eHealth program for 9 of her 16 years with DHS.  Ms. Webb was responsible for leading federal and state Health IT program and policy initiatives as the gubernatorial-appointed State Health IT Coordinator.  She oversaw the State’s planning and legislation for statewide health information exchange (HIE) governance and state-level HIE infrastructure and services, and established a partnership with a statutorily designated private non-profit health information exchange entity to execute the statewide HIE plan.  Ms. Webb also administered Wisconsin Medicaid’s Electronic Health Record Incentive program and the work of the State’s Division of Public Health to acquire immunization, syndromic surveillance, and communicable disease reportable lab data through electronic health information exchange with the provider entities’ electronic health record systems.  She held other positions in DHS including CIO twice and Deputy Administrator for the State’s Division of Care and Treatment Facilities which operated seven facilities across the state serving people with mental illness and developmental disabilities.  Prior to joining the State, Ms. Webb served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years in the Communications and Information Systems career field.  She retired from the Air Force in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel.  Ms. Webb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Louisiana State University, a Master of Arts degree in Information Resources Management with honors from Webster University, a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies with honors from the Naval War College, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is also a commercial single and multi-engine/jet rated pilot.  Ms. Webb is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the local Wisconsin HIMSS chapter and holds a professional certificate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).  Additionally, she is a current member of the CARIN (Creating Access to Real-time Information Now through Consumer-Directed Exchange) Alliance Board and the Wisconsin Technology Council Board.