Leveraging Nashville’s Ecosystem for Improved Healthcare

In this episode of Friends of Project Healthcare…

Jonathan Bush explains the necessary tech layer consisting of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) to accelerate the growth of digital and virtual first care solutions in the healthcare industry.

As an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in healthcare technology, Jonathan’s most recent venture, Zus Healthcare, addresses the market gap by providing the critical infrastructure to healthcare providers, more specifically the common record to machine read and build into products, which allows providers to offer better solutions without losing continuity of care for patients.

Jonathan Bush shares his insights about:

  1. Moving from SaaS to DaaS as an entrepreneur in the health tech space
  2. DaaS as a tech solution to reduce barriers to entry in terms of capital requirement for launching health ventures
  3. Nashville as leader in leveraging industry knowledge in new health ventures
  4. The pandemic’s acceleration of venture capital investment and the post pandemic landscape
  5. Zus Health as an enabler of innovation for companies challenging the traditional health industry models

This episode was captured at the HLTH conference in Los Vegas in November 2022 where Jonathan Bush sat down with Friends of Project Healthcare host and Project Healthcare Chairman at Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Eric Thrailkill.

HLTH (health) is the leading platform bringing together a community of leaders, innovators, and pioneers in the health industry to focus on health innovation, transformation, and strategy on an international level.

About Jonathan Bush: He is currently the founder and CEO of Zus Health, a company building the first shared health data platform designed to accelerate healthcare data interoperability by providing easy-to-use patient data at the point of care.

Jonathan is also the executive chairman of Firefly Health, a pioneer in real-time virtual primary care, and sits on the boards of Sondermind, a virtual and in-person behavioral healthcare provider, and Innovaccer, a company building a series of technology platform services for population health.

He is the co-founder and former CEO of athenahealth, one of the earliest cloud-based billing and EMR platforms that now serves over 20 percent of the US market. Prior to founding athenahealth, Jonathan served as an EMT for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant with Booz Allen &  Hamilton. Jonathan Bush obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and currently lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, with his family.

Find out more information about Bush’s most recent venture in the link below.



Healthcare Ecosystem

Jonathan Bush and Eric Thrailkill preview their attendance at Nashville’s upcoming event ViVE, where senior digital healthcare leaders discuss the business of Healthcare Systems.

This three-day event will be on March 26-29, 2023 at Nashville’s Music City Center. For more information on how to attend please visit viveevent.com.


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