BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center recently announced that the prestigious Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership will be presented to athenahealth Inc. Chairman and CEO Jonathan Bush at the 2016 Working Wonders for Tufts Medical Center benefit event, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
As the recipient of the Ellen M. Zane Award, Bush is being honored for exemplifying visionary and transformational leadership in the community. A revolutionary and forward-thinking leader, Bush is a trailblazer in the health care information technology industry. Through his passion for uniting individualized and coordinated patient care with the demands and practicalities of health care management, Bush has made athenahealth the standard in the healthcare IT industry. His innovative work has transformed how the health care industry operates, from patients to healthcare providers nationwide.
"We are extremely proud to honor Jonathan with the Ellen M. Zane Award for exemplifying visionary and transformational leadership in our community," said Michael Wagner, MD, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children. "Tufts Medical Center has been a revolutionary healthcare provider since its inception; I am proud that we share Jonathan's enthusiasm to drive change in health care for the greater good."
In 1997, Bush co-founded athenahealth, Inc. and took it public in 2007 in the most successful initial public offering that year. Today, athenahealth remains one of the health care information technology industry's fastest growing companies. In his New York Times best-selling book, Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Fixing Health Care, Bush describes his early experiences on health care's frontlines and exposes the industry's sprawling waste, as well as the underbelly of opportunity primed for disruptive innovation. Previously, Bush served as an emergency medical technician for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant in the health care practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Bush currently serves on the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows.
The 2016 Working Wonders for Tufts Medical Center will be held on March 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The event is chaired by Chairman of the Tufts Medical Center Board of Trustees Joe Campanelli and his wife Carolyn, and President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children Michael Wagner, MD and his wife Tracy. Physician co-chairs are Deeb Salem, MD and his wife Patti, and Jonathan Davis, MD and his wife Terry. For tickets and information, visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/workingwonders or call 617-636-7656.
About athenahealth, Inc. athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health management, as well as Epocrates and other point-of-care mobile apps. We connect care and drive meaningful, measurable results for more than 72,000 healthcare providers in medical practices and health systems nationwide. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.
About Tufts Medical Center Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with five community hospitals and with New England Quality Care Alliance, its community physicians' network. For more information, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.
SOURCE Tufts Medical Center