Jon Pearce

Jon Pearce

CEO, Zipnosis

Virtual care platform Zipnosis has been around since 2009, but it didn’t really get off the ground until the pandemic made virtual health care a necessity. Minneapolis-based Zipnosis sells its software to health care providers of all kinds—urgent, primary, mental and behavioral, post-operative, occupational health, and more. In 2019, the company facilitated a couple hundred thousand visits, but in the first week of March 2020, it hosted 80,000 Covid-19-related virtual visits alone. By the end of the year, it had helped diagnose and treat nearly 2 million patients. To handle the surge and its now 56 health system partners around the country, Zipnosis nearly doubled its team in 2020 to 51 employees. While Pearce fully recognizes the role that Covid-19 played in getting Zipnosis off the ground, he believes the company’s momentum will continue to trend upward. “It’s an audacious goal,” he says, “but we think we have the opportunity to touch every future health care encounter at some point.”

Trend to watch:

“More health care visits are going to happen outside of traditional care settings than in.”

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