In today’s episode of the LogicStreaming podcast, host Patrick Yoder, CEO and co-founder of LogicStream Health, has a very interesting and informative conversation with U.S. Congressman Erik Paulsen, who represents Minnesota’s Third Congressional District.
Representative Paulsen is a 5-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction of healthcare policy and is the chief tax writing committee in the House.
Representative Paulsen chairs the Joint Economic Committee, a bicameral Congressional Committee composed of 10 members from the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, which studies and performs research on matters relating to the U.S. economy and advises Congress on how to best spur economic growth and create jobs. He also serves as co-chair of the House Medical Technology Caucus.
The conversation began with highlights from a recent article published in the HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW under the title “Why Process is U.S. Healthcare’s Biggest Problem” which was co-authored by an executive at Fairview Health, a long-time customer of LogicStream Health. Patrick and Rep. Paulsen discuss the current political environment and the impact it is having on healthcare policy under the current Trump administration.
The conversation also featured a meaningful exchange between Rep. Paulsen and Patrick on areas where the start-up and early-stage healthcare information technology (HIT) sector in Minnesota can be supported by federal policies to ensure job growth in the future.
Improvements in healthcare data, information, interoperability and clinical process were also part of the conversation between the two leaders with discussion about how information technology—specifically clinical process improvement systems—can improve patient quality and safety and hospital financial performance through appropriate utilization.
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