Jonathan Bush and Girish Navani Discuss the Future of Healthcare IT

Xconomy Xchange Features Health IT Visionaries Exploring Current Trends and the Impact of Healthcare Reform

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On September 29, Xconomy will host the Xconomy Xchange: Jonathan Bush and Girish Navani Face Off on the Future of Health IT. These leading executives will have a lively discussion of the challenges facing the healthcare IT industry, emerging technologies and trends, and the future of this critical economic sector. While both Bush and Navani have established their companies as major health IT players, each has used very different strategies to get there--and each holds a unique view of how the future of the industry will unfold.

Bush co-founded athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), a public company specializing in Web-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and patient communication services to medical groups, and is an outspoken advocate for delivering Internet-enabled services to physicians. athenahealth helps medical providers nationwide realize faster payment, increased collections, and improved control over billing and clinical operations, enabling them to spend more time with their patients.

Navani is the CEO and co-founder of privately-held eClinicalWorks, which offers comprehensive EHR, Practice Management and Interoperability solutions on one of the largest cloud based computing platform. eClinicalWorks integrates technology at the point of care, extending the use of electronic health records beyond the practice walls and offering real-time connectivity between physician to patient, physician to physician, physician to health systems using Patient Portal , P2P and eClinicalWorks EHX Technologies.

Bush and Navani will have a frank and open discussion, moderated by Pamela McNamara, president of Cambridge Consultants. Topics will include the impact of healthcare reform, the increasing role of technology in healthcare, and how these forces might come together to reduce costs and improve efficiency--and help patients.

“Jonathan and Girish are two dynamic health technology leaders whose companies are blazing important trails in the growing market for electronic health records and healthcare revenue,” said Bob Buderi, founder and editor-in-chief of Xconomy. “This is a unique opportunity to hear two local leaders air their views on the current and future state of this increasingly important sector.”



Xconomy Xchange: Jonathan Bush & Girish Navani Face Off on the Future of Health IT


Wednesday, September 29; registration: 5:00-5:45 p.m., program: 5:45- 7:00 p.m.; networking reception: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


WilmerHale, 60 State Street, Boston



About the Participants:

Jonathan Bush, CEO, president and chairman of the Board of Directors, athenahealth

Bush co-founded athenahealth, Inc. in 1997 and has been a director since its inception. Prior to joining the company, he 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. Bush obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks

Navani oversees the strategic direction of eClinicalWorks and leads efforts to grow and expand all aspects of the business. Prior to founding eClinicalWorks, Navani led successful IT and business initiatives at Fidelity Investments, Teradyne and Aspen Technology. He was also part of the founding team of PetroVantage on behalf of Aspen Technologies. He earned a Masters of Science in engineering from Boston University.

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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Technology  Data Management  Internet  Software  Practice Management  Health  Hospitals  General Health