LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloudbreak Health, LLC (“Cloudbreak”), a leader in telemedicine solutions, has been chosen to join the elite StartUp Health Academy for Health Transformers and digital health entrepreneurs. StartUp Health’s platform is focused on coaching and supporting entrepreneurs to foster digital innovation to transform health on a global scale.
“Simplifying and humanizing healthcare is at our core and we are proud to be selected by StartUp Health to join a community working towards these shared goals,” said Jamey Edwards, CEO of Cloudbreak Health. “Partnering with StartUp Health allows us to benefit from their experience in helping companies like ours scale effectively while being able to collaborate with other StartUp Health portfolio companies via our marketplace of healthcare solutions, as well as our application-programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK).”
The Cloudbreak 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 video platform. The platform is one of the first in the country to follow the patient from the home to the hospital and back again, maintaining the patient’s existing continuum of care using telemedicine. Additionally, Cloudbreak was the first company to bring a medical language interpreter into a telemedicine call. For all of these innovations, the company was recently recognized with a Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award.
“We are thrilled to welcome Cloudbreak Health and their team to the StartUp Health family,” said Polina Hanin, Director of StartUp Health Academy. “We’re inspired by visionary entrepreneurs with such passion and purpose. And Cloudbreak Health - working to achieve both the Cost to Zero and Access to Care Moonshots - is on a mission we care deeply about.”
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 75,000 encounters per month at over 700 hospitals, 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 StartUp Health
In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a revolutionary new model for transforming health by organizing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs called Health Transformers(™). The Company is investing in 10 Health Moonshots, with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. These include: Access to Care; Cost to Zero; Cure Disease, Cancer; Women’s Health; Longevity; Mental Health; Brain Health; Nutrition, and Children’s Health. With the world’s largest digital health portfolio (over 200 companies spanning five continents, 18 countries and 60+ cities), StartUp Health’s long-term platform for entrepreneurs includes the StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Media and StartUp Health Ventures. Founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin. Notable strategic partners and investors include AARP; Aurora Health Care; California Health Care Foundation; Steve Case; Mark Cuban; Esther Dyson; Brad Feld; Genentech; GE Ventures; Janssen Research & Development; Kaiser Permanente Ventures; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; SAP; and SeventySix Capital. To learn more, please visit http://www.startuphealth.com/.