Jon McBride, Founder and Chairman, Sunfish Health
Jon McBride on PopHealth Week
Jon McBride is an experienced healthcare and technology executive with a proven record of growing businesses through innovative and reliable solutions. From the drawing room to the board room, Mr. McBride seeks to be a value-add executive leader and manager.
His passion is improve the healthcare and human experience and is committed to building mission-critical systems. McBride has been responsible for all of the technology functions at multiple companies.
Previously he worked at Availity as an early-stage CTO and the first CIO, creating and growing one of the largest real-time health information networks in the United States. Availity processes billions of healthcare transactions each year.
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Day one at HIMSS was an afternoon spent trying to make sense of the enormity of the exhibit hall. The number of vendors and size of the booths tells you that there is a lot of work, excitement and opportunity/money in health IT. So I stopped by Alere, Truven, Intermountain, QualcommLife; looked at WebMD’s proposed system with QualcommLife, reviewed a PHR vendors product with some mHealth connectivity, walked around some more and ran into friends like Doug Goldstein (no relation that we can determine), an eFuturist, expert in health games, user engagement, author and member of the Press and we walked the floors.
Doug invited me to an interview with Cisco discussing their Lake Nona project, a wired community being built outside of Orlando. Thad Seymour is SVP of Lake Nona and someone I had not seen in seven years. Thad walked us through some of their partners and how they hoped the 1GB wiring to homes and amazing wired infrastructure including hospitals and clinics would lead to a better planned community of 8,000 people. Interesting concept, and if they can provide some real usability to community members besides just moving data, should create some unique results.
We then traded ideas with Dave Evans, Cisco’s Chief Futurist (now that has to be one cool job.) Dave believes