Zus Health, a health data platform led by digital health veteran Jonathan Bush, has secured $40 million in funding.
The raise included participation from JAZZ Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital, Maverick Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).
WHAT HE DOES
Zus offers a platform that aims to connect health information so providers can access a single view of their patient’s history, including their coverage, care team, and medications. The company plans to use the latest funding to add new data sources, build workflow and benchmarking tools, and introduce integration pathways so providers can use external patient data.
“We found an extremely important role for Zus as the common information foundation behind the many excellent electronic medical records, CRMs and patient care technologies that healthcare runs on,” said Zus CEO Bush. , in a press release. “Long overdue is a vision of understandable and comprehensive patient information at the point of care, which Zus is uniquely positioned to deliver.”
Along with the funding, Zus announced a partnership with a primary care technology company Exalted Health, which provides tools for telehealth, patient engagement, and an EHR focused on primary care practices. Elation will integrate the Zus aggregate profile into its systems so that clinicians can access patient records from hospitals, clinics, laboratories and pharmacies.
“Partnering with Zus will significantly accelerate Elation’s ability to develop market-leading EHR solutions to support population health and value-based care initiatives,” said Kyna Fong, CEO and Co-Founder of Elation. , in a press release. “Together, Elation and Zus are optimizing how external health data is synthesized within the EHR platform, which will support many of our key goals, such as reducing clinician burden, strengthening the relationship patient-physician and the success of primary care.”
Founded in 2020, Zus announced a $34 million Series A in 2021. The company has since signed partnership agreements with Health And Medical Canvasthat provide software and technology infrastructure to companies in the healthcare sector.
Bush is a health tech veteran, founding digital health giant athenahealth in 1997. He resigned in 2018due to pressure from activist investor Elliott Management And allegations of sexual harassment. At the time, he also apologized for domestic violence which he said took place during his divorce in 2006.
In 2019, Bush joined a virtual primary care company Firefly Health as executive chairman.
“I think the highest and best use of primary care is to earn the right to navigate, to earn the right to quarterback care. There’s a lot of constraints on that. That means you have to have the bandwidth and connectivity to keep up with care,” he said MobiHealthNews in 2021. “A quarterback can’t throw the ball and not know where everyone is on the field. You have to see where everyone is. … For me, the people who can do the best win.”