Paul Presken

Senior Consultant

I Do This Work Because

I am passionate about improving the lives of all Coloradans.

Favorite Place in Colorado

Any of Colorado's 14ers

Favorite Reading

The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)

Favorite Quote

“You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you find you get what you need.” 
– The Rolling Stones


Paul Presken joined Colorado Health Institute as a Senior Consultant in 2017. He has more than 30 years' experience in health care policy, analytics, strategy, and development. Paul's most recent work at CHI has been helping to improve and develop programs that focus on prenatal and postpartum care for mothers and on early childhood health and social development. His other projects involve Colorado's social health information exchange, health information technology (HIT), analysis of claims and electronic medical record (EMR) data, and reporting of electronic clinical quality measures.

Before joining CHI, Paul worked in product management and consulting for several health care technology companies, including Truven Health Analytics and TransUnion Healthcare. His work focused on understanding client needs, directing software development teams, and serving as product champion for several product lines.

Paul earned a bachelor's degree from Carleton College a master’s of public policy from the University of Michigan. 

Paul talks to a small group of attendees during an interactive session at Hot Issues in Health.
Paul Presken talks with conference attendees during an interactive session of the 2022 Hot Issues in Health conference.

Skills: Strategic planning, program development and evaluation, public health data analysis, information and analytics research, market strategy and business change leadership, and physician practice management.

Focus Areas:  

  • Maternal prenatal and postpartum care 
  • Early childhood health and social development
  • Social health information exchange
  • Value-based quality reporting programs
  • Health information technology (HIT)
  • Claims and electronic medical records (EMR) data
  • Revenue cycle management  

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