Jonathan J. Bush, Jr. is founder and CEO of Zus Health, a company focused on creating the healthcare industry’s first shared development platform backed by a shared data record and thereby empowering digital-first healthcare builders. Mr. Bush is also the Executive Chairman of Firefly Health, a pioneer in real-time virtual primary care, and he sits on the boards of SonderMind which provides virtual and in-person behavioral healthcare, and of Innovaccer which is building a series of technology platform services for population health. He also chairs the Board of the non-profit Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity which funds policy research on how the market economy can most effectively be managed to ensure equal access to markets by all members of society.
Mr. Bush is the co-founder and former CEO of athenahealth. Founded originally as an effort to reform maternity care through collaborative medical practice, athenahealth pivoted to internet-based information services in 2000 when it could not obtain the information it needed from providers to build its business. Athenahealth now provides internet-based billing, medical record and care management services to over twenty percent of the US healthcare market.
Prior to founding athenahealth, Mr. Bush served as an EMT for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Bush obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.