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Athenahealth's Bush says don't make health IT reform a bailout

Wall Street Journal (blog), December 15, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama has said earlier he'll make digitizing patient records a key tenet of an ambitious economic recovery and infrastructure-building plan. After numerous stalled attempts, athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush says this time it could happen. But not if the money goes toward packaged software-based approaches, he says. Bush is an entrepreneur in online billing services for doctors.