Podcast

The Redox Podcast: Episode 1 – An interview with Jonathan Bush

Posted December 2, 2019
By Niko Skievaski

Jonathan Bush needs no introduction. He was the co-founder and CEO of athenahealth, a company he led for over 20 years. Today, Jonathan is the executive chairman of Firefly Health. Jonathan joined Niko Skievaski for a lively and wide-ranging conversation. Topics included:

  • What it’s like to be a market disruptor
  • Bush’s belief that current EHR systems will become “record-keeping furnaces” that few physicians use
  • The ONC’s latest efforts to improve interoperability
  • Firefly’s exciting mission
  • Predictions for 2020 and beyond

As always, Jonathan Bush is thoughtful, opinionated and insightful. We hope you enjoy this inaugural conversation of The Redox Podcast.

Key Moments

3:55 – Where did the dream of the EHR go wrong?
9:55 – Bringing consumer sovereignty into the healthcare system.
13:20 – On his new company, Firefly Health, which strive to redefine high-quality healthcare.
25:35 Bush’s thoughts on healthcare changes coming in the 2020s.

“The idea of unbundling the records of the hospital from the hand of the doctor seems like a no brainer, especially when you consider that most doctors work in more than one place.”

Jonathan Bush