Zus Health is an early stage startup focused on accelerating digital health builders with a platform of healthcare-oriented, API-first services. We believe that now is the time for healthcare to change in this country and that modern technology infrastructure will help unleash that change. Our first customers will be innovative and hungry digital health startups. We're led by athenahealth's co-founder, Jonathan Bush, and a seasoned leadership team.
Our expectations have evolved. We’re tired of playing along with the traditional way of managing patient data. It’s costly, tedious, and dangerous. We’re ready for a world where appropriate access to healthcare data is not just available, but expected. And thanks to all the right factors colliding at just the right time, long-awaited change is finally possible.
At Zus, we aim to bring forth a better health reality by empowering an inspired new wave of healthcare builders to create digital technologies and services that are cheaper, easier to customize, and far more intimate. Every American has a right to their own health information home. And now that the pieces are in place, it’s time to start building.
Type of Organization
Startup - Newly established businesses, investable
Size of Organization
Organization Mailing Address
101 Walnut St
Watertown, MA 02472
Zus Health Platform
Zus Health Platform is a scalable foundation for builders in healthcare, underpinned by a comprehensive and longitudinal patient portrait, a robust set of patient relationship management tools, and seamless on-platform sharing of data and apps.
Zus Health Platform is a scalable foundation for builders in healthcare, underpinned by a comprehensive and longitudinal patient portrait, a robust set of patient relationship management tools, and seamless on-platform sharing of data and apps. The Zus Platform enables the growing class of virtual first care, value based startups, and direct to consumer healthcare organizations to break free of the classic build vs buy dilemma and create unique patient and provider experiences.
Category of Innovation
Health IT - Health IT refers to the “pipes” or “infrastructure” that technological systems are built upon and that digital health solutions may use to provide information or other necessities. Ex. Electronic medical records (EMRs)
Intended End User
Patient - Individuals who receive health care
Provider - Individuals or organizations responsible for providing care to patients (e.g. doctors, nurses, hospital/clinic administrators, etc.)
Startup - newly established business, investable
Vendor - i.e. established company, non-startup
Problem (i.e. barrier, issue, complication, etc.) being solved for the end user
As virtual first care and other digital health provider organizations are being created, they are forced to choose between rigid monoliths (EHRs and CRMs) that are based on claims and encounters and don't reflect the reality of direct to patient and value based reimbursement, as well as new communication channels reinforced by the pandemic's tailwinds, such as chat, text, video, and voice.
To build this infrastructure over again, though, is a losing proposition at scale and forces these startups to invest more into tech basics as a core competency, rather than their unique business or technical differentiators. At scale, they are buckling under the weight of their homegrown maintenance surface area.
Idea/solution to the problem, if applicable
Zus offers a tool kit to builders to pick and choose the features they need to create their healthcare organization and craft a unique provider and/or patient experience. Choosing between pre-built UIs with no code or powerful APIs, builders can choose their own adventure without massive engineering spend.
Level of adoption (i.e. list of customers/users, testimonials, etc.), if applicable
Zus has a core group of development partners (Oak Street Health, Cityblock, Firefly, and Dorsata) as well as a community of early access partners.
List of Funding Sources (if applicable)