Zus Health, a health data platform led by digital health veteran Jonathan Bush, received $40 million in funding.
The raise included participation from JAZZ Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital, Maverick Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).
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Zus offers a platform that aims to connect healthcare information so providers can access a single view of their patients’ medical histories, including their health insurance, care team and medications. The company plans to leverage the latest funding to add new data sources, develop workflow and referral tools, and introduce integration paths to allow providers to use external patient data.
“We have found Zus to play an extremely important role as the common information base behind the many great electronic medical records, CRMs and patient care technologies that power healthcare,” said Zus CEO Bush in a statement. “What has been long overdue is a vision of digestible, comprehensive patient information at the point of care that Zus is uniquely able to achieve.”
In addition to the funding, Zus announced a partnership with a primary care technology company Elation Health, which provides tools for telemedicine, patient engagement, and an EHR geared toward primary care practices. Elation will integrate Zus’ aggregated profile into its systems to enable physicians to access patient records from hospitals, clinics, laboratories and pharmacies.
“The Zus partnership will dramatically accelerate Elation’s ability to develop market-leading EHR solutions to support population health and values-based care initiatives,” said Kyna Fong, Elation’s CEO and co-founder, in a statement. “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:
was founded in 2020 announced a $34 million Series A in 2021. The company has since entered into partnership deals Healthy And canvas medicinewho provide software and technical infrastructure for healthcare companies.
Bush is a healthcare technology veteran and founded digital healthcare giant Athenahealth in 1997. He resigned in 2018 under pressure from activist investor Elliott Management And allegations of sexual harassment. He then too apologized for domestic violence that he said took place during his 2006 divorce.
In 2019, Bush joined the virtual basic utility company Firefly Health as Chairman of the Board.
“I think the highest and best benefit of primary care is to earn the right to navigation and the right to quarterback care. There are many limitations. That means you have to have the bandwidth and the connectivity to follow the care,” he told Mobile Health News in 2021. “A quarterback can’t pitch the ball and not know where everyone is downfield. You need to see where everyone is.