Jonathan Bush

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of AthenaHealth, Jonathan Bush began his career in healthcare as an EMT for the city of New Orleans, after which he founded a network of women's clinics in California. Currently chairman and chief executive officer of athenahealth, Bush founded the company to offer healthcare providers a comprehensive answer to their revenue cycle management needs.
Prior to AthenaHealth, Bush served as an associate with J. Bush & Company, Inc., an investment management firm, and as a consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton. As a founding member of Booz-Allen's Managed Care Strategy Group, he led a team in the creation and implementation of corporate growth strategies. Bush has spoken at numerous industry events, including the Eighth National HIPAA Summit, CHIM, TEPR, MGMA, the Symposium for eHealthcare Strategies, TIPAAA, AAMA, WONCA and Internet Healthcare 2000. Bush has also authored numerous articles, which have appeared in influential industry publications such as Group Practice Journal, Medical Group Management Journal, Managed Healthcare News, Health Management Technology, Advance for Health Information Executives and Health-IT World, among others.


Bush earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Wesleyan University and a master's degree with distinction in business administration from Harvard University.