Cloudbreak Health Attracts $10M Growth Investment

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February 20, 2020 |

Cloudbreak Health Attracts $10M Growth Investment

Company to expand its telehealth footprint

LOS ANGELES & COLUMBUS, Ohio – February 20, 2020 – Cloudbreak Health, LLC, (“Cloudbreak”), a leading unified telemedicine and video medical interpretation solutions provider, today announced it has secured a $10 million investment from Columbia Partners Private Capital (“Columbia”) to fuel growth and product innovation.

“Partnering with Columbia allows us to invest in the further expansion of our telemedicine solutions while expanding our IT, sales and customer service teams,” said Cloudbreak CEO Jamey Edwards. “In line with our mission to resolve healthcare disparities, we will add resources to our interpreter network and expand our technical team to support innovation in the next phase of scalability, product development and interoperability.”

“Cloudbreak brings unique insight into the nuances of delivering care to improve patients’ lives,” said Saul Waller, vice president at Columbia. “Cloudbreak’s track record of enabling care delivery in a way that is more caring and more cost-effective was a critical factor in our decision to invest.” Mr. Waller will join Cloudbreak’s board as an observer.

The Journal of mHealth recently honored Cloudbreak Health in its Global Digital Health 100 list. The list recognizes industry leaders from around the world for their innovation and emerging technologies in healthcare. Edwards is a recognized speaker who recently spoke at the 2020 StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco and will speak next month at the HIMSS conference in Orlando, Fla.

About Cloudbreak Health
From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform removes both distance and language barriers to improve patient care, satisfaction and outcomes. Cloudbreak Health provides more than one million minutes of telemedicine consultation each month. Performing over 85,000 encounters per month on over 10,000 video endpoints at over 1,200 healthcare venues nationwide, the Cloudbreak platform simplifies how providers care for patients, putting a full care continuum at their fingertips 24/7. Learn more at www.cloudbreak.us.

About Columbia Partners Private Capital
Columbia Partners Private Capital is a Bethesda, Md.-based institutional investment firm. CPPC invests $10-$30 million in debt and preferred equity in privately held growth companies using flexible, creative, and thoughtful structures. The firm’s investment strategy is centered around providing capital that is less dilutive than raising equity, but also less cash intensive than raising traditional debt. For more please visit: www.cpprivatecap.com.

Contacts

Paulo Acuña
pacuna@olmsteadwilliams.com
310.824.9000


Cloudbreak Health Launches MarttiNext

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January 14, 2020 |

Cloudbreak Health Launches MarttiNext

Pioneering Advancements to Improve the Patient-Provider Experience

Los Angeles, CA – January 14, 2020 – Cloudbreak Health, LLC, (“Cloudbreak”), a leading unified telemedicine and video medical interpretation solutions provider, officially launched its most advanced product offering to date, MarttiNext. The solution brings significant enhancement to the user experience with rock-solid network stability that enhances accessibility, scalability and reliability.

“Hundreds of our large health system customers have made the transition to MarttiNext in 2019 and now, it’s time to expand this breakthrough offering to all existing and future customers,” said Jamey Edwards, Cloudbreak Health CEO. “Cloudbreak Health has a tradition of being the first to market with innovations that significantly improve how care is delivered. MarttiNext will play a vital role in addressing hospitals’ focus on decreasing health disparities. MarttiNext is the last mile solution that will allow doctors and caregivers the ability to truly communicate with patients and their caregivers regardless of language barriers.”

MarttiNext is the latest generation of Cloudbreak’s signature anytime, anywhere, any device video medical interpretation software, providing access to certified medical interpreters in hundreds of languages at the push of a button. MarttiNext will now be available nationwide to Cloudbreak customers on iOS, Android, PC, Chrome Browser and Kindle Fire.

“MarttiNext is one of the best products I have seen in the 10+ years I’ve worked in this field,” said Evan Lee-Ferrand, Medical Interpreter Supervisor at VCU Health System. “Patients and providers are extremely happy with the high video resolution that allows the interpreter to relay the message in real-time. Because of this advanced technology, Cloudbreak’s talented and experienced interpreters are able to showcase their skills in order to effectively facilitate communication between staff and community members.”

User experience improvements include:

  • Telemedicine interoperability – Cloudbreak was the first company to integrate a language interpreter into a telemedicine call and its latest platform continues that legacy allowing for enhanced video interoperability with any standards-based telemedicine platforms (such as Zoom, Vidyo, Polycom, Cisco or Skype) and patient engagement platforms (such as Aceso, MyWall and pCare).
  • Enhanced support for HD video – MarttiNext is designed to work with the latest hardware in providing a high-definition video experience with upgradability to 4K video creating a rich telepresence experience.
  • Multi-party calling – MarttiNext’s call routing engine enables resources on demand, allowing a telemedicine call to bring in an interpreter or an additional resource such as a family member or remote caregiver to be added to a video medical interpretation. These calls can be cross-platform, utilizing MarttiNext’s video interoperability engine. In addition, hospitals can use their own interpreters via MarttiNext’s micro call center functionality.
  • Expanded reporting capabilities – A newly updated code base further expands Martti’s reporting capabilities, allowing unified reporting across modalities that enable hospitals to report across modality silos and optimize their mix of services to better manage quality, cost and customer service.
  • Easy, intuitive and engaging user interface – MarttiNext has built its latest experience around years of feedback from users. With multiple ways to access a resource, MarttiNext is a platform that will enhance the experience for patients and providers alike.

About Cloudbreak Health

From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform removes both distance and language barriers to improve patient care, satisfaction and outcomes. Cloudbreak Health provides more than one million minutes of telemedicine consultation each month. Performing over 85,000 encounters per month on over 10,000 video endpoints at over 1,200 healthcare venues nationwide, the Cloudbreak platform simplifies how providers care for patients, putting a full care continuum at their fingertips 24/7. Learn more at www.cloudbreak.us.

Contacts

Paulo Acuña
pacuna@olmsteadwilliams.com
310.824.9000


CEO Jamey Edwards Named HIMSS Digital Influencer

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December 18, 2019 |

Cloudbreak Health CEO Jamey Edwards Named to HIMSS Digital Influencers Inaugural Class

Los Angeles – December 18, 2019 – Jamey Edwards, CEO of Cloudbreak Health, LLC (“Cloudbreak”), a leading unified telemedicine solutions provider, was named an HIMSS Digital Influencer and Changemaker. This groundbreaking program was built to enrich the digital experience for HIMSS members and audiences, and elevate the discussion around solving healthcare’s challenges. Edwards is one of 10 industry thought leaders selected for the initiative’s debut year.

“Our mission at Cloudbreak Health has been to humanize healthcare and address healthcare disparities so that everyone has ready access to high quality care,” says Edwards. “This program is directly aligned with that mission and I am grateful to be able to support HIMSS in their efforts to have all of us be the change we want to see in our industry.”

The Cloudbreak Health platform was designed to allow providers to connect, communicate and care for patients wherever they are located, and in whatever language they speak, via one single collaborative video platform. Cloudbreak’s system is one of the first in the country to follow the patient from the home to the hospital and back again, enabling a patient’s existing continuum of care with telemedicine. Additionally, Cloudbreak pioneered many industry firsts, including being the first company to bring a certified medical language interpreter into a video telemedicine call.

Follow Edwards on his Twitter and LinkedIn to engage in the discourse that will cover digital health, innovation, telemedicine, interoperability and more. Edwards will attend the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition from March 9–13, 2020 in Orlando, Fla.

About Cloudbreak Health, LLC

From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties, to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform removes both distance and language barriers to improve patient care, satisfaction and outcomes. Cloudbreak Health provides more than one million minutes of telemedicine consultation each month and links to the Cloudbreak Telehealth Marketplace of thousands of providers. Performing over 85,000 encounters per month on over 10,000 video endpoints at over 1,200 healthcare venues nationwide, the Cloudbreak platform simplifies how providers care for patients, putting a full care continuum at their fingertips 24/7. Learn more at www.cloudbreak.us.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations. Learn more at https://www.himss.org/.

Contacts

Paulo Acuña
pacuna@olmsteadwilliams.com
310.824.9000


Cloudbreak Health Rakes in Healthcare Awards This Summer

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September 19, 2019 |

Cloudbreak recognized as telemedicine leader with three prominent award wins

Los Angeles – September 19, 2019 – This summer, Cloudbreak Health, LLC (“Cloudbreak”), a leading unified telemedicine solutions provider, has been recognized by three organizations as being a leader and innovator in telehealth and language access solutions.

“Simplifying and humanizing healthcare is our core mission,” said Jamey Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbreak Health. “We deliver on that mission by putting solutions in the field that address major healthcare disparities by building trust between patients and providers. We’re truly humbled to be recognized by each of these respected organizations and grateful to be able to do our part in improving our nation’s healthcare.”

Cloudbreak Health was awarded Best Overall MedTech Software in MedTech Breakthrough’s 2019 Awards Program in June. The MedTech Breakthrough is an independent organization recognizing the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market. The program evaluates and recognizes breakthrough solutions and companies in a range of categories, including Robotics, TeleHealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records (EHR), mHealth, Medical Devices, Healthcare Security, Medical Data and more. The 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

Co-founder and COO of Cloudbreak Health Andy Panos was named an honoree of the Columbus Smart 50 Awards by the Smart Business Network. The Central Ohio Smart 50 list recognizes true leaders who are passionate about the work they do and make a noticeable impact on the communities, industries and organizations in which they work and live.

In August, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Cloudbreak Health the 2019 Health Care Supplier of the Year at its annual Health Care Leadership Awards. These awards recognize the top medical professionals, community health programs, medical teams and providers throughout Los Angeles County, highlighting the accomplishments of individuals and organizations that have made great strides in providing better quality of health care in Los Angeles and beyond.

The Cloudbreak Health platform was designed to allow providers to connect, communicate and care for patients wherever they are located and in whatever language they speak via one single collaborative video platform. Cloudbreak’s system is one of the first in the country to follow the patient from the home to the hospital and back again, enabling the patient’s existing continuum of care with telemedicine. Additionally, Cloudbreak pioneered many industry firsts, including being the first company to bring a certified medical language interpreter into a video telemedicine call.

About Cloudbreak Health, LLC

From telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-ICU, telesitting and other specialties to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, Cloudbreak’s innovative, secure platform removes both distance and language barriers to improve patient care, satisfaction and outcomes. Cloudbreak Health provides more than one million minutes of telemedicine consultation each month and links to the Cloudbreak Telehealth Marketplace of thousands of providers. Performing over 85,000 encounters per month at almost 1,000 healthcare venues nationwide, the Cloudbreak platform simplifies how providers care for patients, putting a full care continuum at their fingertips 24/7. Learn more at www.cloudbreak.us.


Vidyo and Cloudbreak Health Announce Partnership to Enable U.S. Health Systems to Deliver Better Virtual Care

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June 7, 2019 |

Unification of two solutions will streamline care

Hackensack, NJ and El Segundo, CA – June 6, 2019 – Vidyo, Inc. (Enghouse Vidyo) a leader in embedded video technology, and Cloudbreak Health, LLC, a leader in unified telemedicine solutions, announced a strategic agreement to jointly market the Vidyo telemedicine user experience with the award winning MARTTI (My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter) Video Medical Interpreting service.

The two organizations plan to collaborate to bring a unified experience to their combined customers. Together the solutions will provide streamlined access to certified, medically trained video interpreters within Vidyo-enabled telemedicine consultations, and also allow MARTTI end-points already deployed in over 1,000 institutions across the country access to the Vidyo telemedicine infrastructure.

“Empathy between clinician and patient is a critical component of care,” according to Sam Waicberg, SVP Business Development and Partnerships, Enghouse Vidyo. “The video channel offers the non-verbal communication that is available during in person visits, and our partnership with Cloudbreak Health allows clinicians to deliver that experience on video in the patients’ own language. This further extends Vidyo’s ability to enrich people’s lives in the moments that matter most.”

The two organizations will market the joint solution first to their shared clients including a number who have expressed interest in adopting the technologies.

“This partnership will enhance both companies’ abilities to provide unified telemedicine solutions that deliver improved telehealth workflows with language services while increasing access to care and driving improved satisfaction and efficiency for both patients and their clinicians,” said Cloudbreak CEO Jamey Edwards.

About Enghouse Vidyo
Vidyo is a subsidiary of Enghouse Systems Limited, a software and services company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol “ENGH.” Vidyo enriches people’s lives by embedding real-time video into digital communications in the moments that matter most. Millions of people around the world connect visually every day through Vidyo’s secure, scalable technology and cloud-based services. Its patented platform integrates with virtually any application environment, network, and device to deliver the highest quality experiences that strengthen teams, build trust, solidify relationships, and improve quality of life for everyone. Learn more at www.vidyo.com, read our blog, or follow us on Twitter at @vidyo, on LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

About Cloudbreak Health
Cloudbreak Health is on a mission to #HumanizeHealthcare. From tele-psychiatry, tele-stroke, tele-ICU, tele-sitting and other specialties, to integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients (via its Martti platform, http://www.martti.us), Cloudbreak removes both distance and language barriers to improve patient care, satisfaction and outcomes. Performing over 85,000 encounters per month at over 1,000 healthcare venues, the Cloudbreak platform simplifies how providers care for patients, putting a full care continuum at their fingertips 24/7/365. Learn more at www.cloudbreak.us or follow us on Twitter @CloudbreakHLTH.


Jamey Edwards named Top Healthcare Influencer by Fit Small Business

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November 2, 2018 |

New York City, October 19th, 2018 –Jamey Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbreak Health, LLC (“Cloudbreak”), a leader in telemedicine solutions, has been named a Top Healthcare Influencer by Fit Small Business. Edwards provides outstanding healthcare advice and suggestions to his over 13,700 Twitter followers.

Fit Small Business, a publication for small business owners, awards its Top Influencer award to those who have shown excellence in their field. The site carefully considers an influencer’s expertise, credentials, social media presence, and success before choosing the best.

Fit Small Business connects small business owners with its experts who conduct extensive research and tests of various products and services, and interview industry specialists to provide the best recommendations and solutions. They keep their focus on a variety of topics that are of interest to any small business owner, including accounting, sales, marketing, and human resources, and the content attracts more than two million visitors to their site per month.

Jamey Edwards is a co-founder and CEO of Cloudbreak Health, a Telehealth company based in California, U.S.A. which aims to humanize healthcare by using technology that connect patients and providers. He also serves as a Board Member for the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Partners in Care Foundation, and the Santa Monica Bay Chapter of the Young President’s Organization.


This LA Startup is Humanizing Healthcare

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October 26, 2017 |

LA TECHWATCH

Medicine as a field does not just treat illnesses — it treats human beings. In providing care for these patients, there are some complications that arrive that get in the way of quality care. That’s where Cloudbreak Health comes in.


Vintage Vibe Softens Cutting Edge

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September 18, 2017 |

LA Business Journal

Jamey Edwards, co-founder and chief executive of El Segundo telemedicine firm Cloudbreak Health, likes to be on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to his business. When it comes to his office, however, he prefers a homey, vintage feel.