ZS acquires digital health firm Medullan

08 July 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Management consulting firm ZS has acquired Medullan, a Boston-headquartered digital health consulting firm.

Founded in 2004, Medullan helps healthcare industry clients build web and mobile applications that drive adoption and patient engagement. The firm partners with clients across the development cycle, from problem definition to user research, UX design, and agile software development. The firm also provides solutions for virtual care and decentralized & hybrid trials through its proprietary VARA platform.

Medullan has worked with more than 100 payer, provider, life sciences, and pharmaceutical clients, including Anthem, Mass Brigham General, Boston Scientific, and Roche.

The consultancy has more than 80 employees across offices in Boston; Berlin, Germany; Kingston, Jamaica; and D’Abadie, Trinidad.ZS acquires digital health firm MedullanMedullan will strengthen ZS’ digital and connected health practice, which provides consulting, technology, and analytical services to help life sciences clients drive successful digital health solutions. The practice has supported many of the world’s top life sciences firms.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated patient acceptance and industry need for scalable, secure, reliable, and seamless digital health solutions," said Chris Wright, CEO at ZS. "The power and flexibility of Medullan's platform and other capabilities – combined with ZS's deep business expertise, industry relationships, and global reach – mean that we're able to help our clients overcome digital delivery barriers and improve patient outcomes in this unprecedented moment."

The deal is the largest acquisition ever for ZS, which was founded in 1983 and is based in Evanston, IL. The consulting firm has grown primarily by organic means to achieve a global workforce of more than 9,000 people. ZS has 28 offices across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

The firm focuses on serving clients in healthcare, technology, and private equity. ZS’s consulting offerings include strategy & operations, AI & analytics, technology & operations, marketing, and sales. The firm also has industry-specific offerings in R&D/medical and value & access for life sciences and healthcare clients.

"By combining our teams and technologies, we can provide unique, end-to-end digital health capabilities in an increasingly digital-first world that will define the future,” said Ahmed Albaiti, CEO of Medullan. “Delivering that future, while meeting the regulatory demands in life sciences product innovation and decentralized trials, is what we can do today."