Zus Health, a healthcare data platform led by digital health veteran Jonathan Bush, has raised $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 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 referral tools, and implement integration pathways so providers can use external patient data.
“We’ve found a very important role for Zus as the shared information foundation behind many of the great electronic medical records, CRMs and patient care technologies that power healthcare,” Zus CEO Bush said in a statement. “What is long overdue is the vision of digestible, 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 Elation Health, which provides tools for telehealth, patient engagement and EHR targeting primary care practices. Elation will integrate the Zus Aggregated Profile into its systems so doctors can access patient records from hospitals, clinics, labs and pharmacies.
“The Zus partnership will dramatically accelerate Elation’s ability to build market-leading EHR solutions to support population health and value-based care initiatives,” Elation CEO and co-founder Kyna Fong said in a statement. “Together, Elation and Zus are optimizing how external health data is synthesized in the EHR platform, which will support many of our key goals, such as reducing clinical burden, strengthening the patient-physician relationship, and improving primary care success.”
Founded in 2020, Zus Announced $34 million Series A in 2021. The company has since signed partnership deals with Healthie and Canvas Medical, which provide software and technology infrastructure for healthcare companies.
Bush is a health technology veteran who founded digital health giant athenahealth in 1997. He resigned in 2018 after pressure from activist investor Elliott Management and allegations of sexual harassment. At the time, he also apologized for domestic violence, which he said occurred during his 2006 divorce.
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 preventive care. There are many limitations to this. That means you have to have the bandwidth and connectivity to follow up on care. “, he told MobiHealthNews in 2021. “A pitcher can’t throw the ball and not know where everybody is on the field. You’ve got to see where everybody’s at… For me, the people who can do it the best win.”