athenahealth's Bush: IT can aid in health cost savings

In a recent interview with Fortune, Jonathan Bush, the always outspoken CEO of Watertown, Mass.-based health IT vendor athenahealth, talked about the state of healthcare costs today and what can be done to contain them. "The U.S. spends an amount equal to 300 percent of India's GNP on healthcare, and India's population is three times ours," he said. "A billion Indians buying missiles, guns, schools, food, cars--everything! The same amount buys 300 million Americans only healthcare. We need new ways to cut costs." Interview

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