MHS students tour MCHS Information Services
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – On Dec. 13, Information Services held its third tour and career panel for 50 high school students. The visit to Information Services introduces students to the IT terminology and many roles within health IT, as well as allows for a connection to professionals.
The partnership between Marshfield Clinic Health System Information Services and Marshfield High School continues to encourage students within the community.
“The School District of Marshfield appreciates the partnership we have with Marshfield Clinic Health System Information Services,” said Jennifer Fredrick, School District of Marshfield career and technical education coordinator. “The tour offered students the opportunity to learn more about health IT careers that our students may pursue after graduation. We have seen a growing interest from our students as we continue to offer ways for them to see different careers within our community.”
Students made various stops along the tour including leadership, infrastructure, hardware, cyber security, programmer and analyst, project management, and customer service workplaces. The career panel included five professionals from IT business management, voice networking, programming and solution lines.
“It is important for our Health System to make connections with students,” said Denise Webb, Health System chief information officer. “We believe the tour, panel and future phases of this project are valuable ways to provide students insight into different occupational pathways, and influence the patient experience within our Health System.”
The next phase of the project includes curriculum enhancement, where Marshfield High School students will learn using real-life problem-solving scenarios, and figure out possible outcomes that reflect the work of the Health System’s Information Services professionals.