LOS ANGELES & COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloudbreak Health, LLC (“Cloudbreak”), a leading telehealth and video remote interpretation solutions provider, and MedQuest Pharmacy (“MedQuest”), a leading full-service manufactured and compounded pharmacy licensed in all 50 states, announced their partnership to integrate MedQuest as one of several pharmacy options on Cloudbreak’s latest telehealth platform.
With telehealth solutions continually advancing to create integrated, scalable digital strategies, key partnerships that deliver unique value to more broad base unified platforms will increase in importance. This addition into Cloudbreak’s telehealth platform will expand resources for Cloudbreak’s customers even further by allowing providers to choose MedQuest as a pharmacy option for their telehealth visits.
“This partnership only strengthens our ability to meet the patient where they are and surround them with resources specific to their health needs via telehealth,” says Jamey Edwards, CEO and Co-Founder of Cloudbreak. “Our deep integration with MedQuest enables providers to utilize all pharmacy driven capabilities, but with the added bonus of being able to ship medications in all 50 states. That’s a big difference maker in today’s market and allows Cloudbreak to continue to break down silos and reduce health disparities.”
“We’re very excited to be partnering with Cloudbreak,” says Jeffery Bray, CEO of MedQuest. “We’re bringing Cloudbreak’s customers and patients the ability to receive custom formularies, manufactured medications, and nutritional supplements, all from our facilities. Those resources at a provider’s fingertips, directly in the Cloudbreak platform, will make a big impact.”
MedQuest, which has an established network of more than 13,000 providers, has transcended limited patient and prescriber access to manufactured and customized medications by acquiring licensure and right to dispense in all 50 states in the U.S.
This latest addition with MedQuest is just one more example of the flexibility and interoperability native to the Cloudbreak platform. Cloudbreak’s telehealth platform delivers a seamless telemedicine experience for both providers and patients both in hospital and for patients at home. With a full-service virtual clinic for home health and a full suite of in-hospital solutions, including one-touch access to qualified medical interpreters in over 250 languages, Cloudbreak provides a single platform for everything providers need to conduct visits with patients remotely.
This partnership between Cloudbreak and MedQuest is just a first step. The next step of integration is combination of Cloudbreak and MedQuest, by way of their previously announced combinations with UpHealth and GigCapital2, under a unified UpHealth platform, to form a combined entity that will create one of the only profitable, publicly traded, comprehensive global digital healthcare companies. Upon the closing of the transactions, the combined company will be named UpHealth, Inc. and will continue to be listed on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol “UPH”.
About GigCapital Global and GigCapital2, Inc.
GigCapital Global (www.gigcapitalglobal.com) is a Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ investment group, sponsoring and operating Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPAC”, also known as Blank-Check companies). Founded in 2017 by Dr. Avi Katz, the GigCapital Group and its sponsored SPACs are led by an affiliated team of technology industry experts, deploying a unique Mentor-Investors™ methodology to partner with exceptional privately-held and U.S. and non-U.S. public technology companies led by dedicated, innovative entrepreneurs. The GigCapital Group companies offer financial, operational and executive mentoring to U.S. and global private, and non-U.S. public companies, in order to accelerate their path from inception and as a privately-held entity into the growth-stage as a publicly traded company in the U.S. The partnership of the GigCapital Group with these companies continues through an organic and roll-up strategy growth post the transition to a public company. For more information, visit www.gigcapitalglobal.com.
GigCapital2, Inc. (NYSE: GIX, GIX.U, GIX.RT, and GIX.WS) (www.gigcapital2.com), GigCapital3, Inc. (NYSE: GIK, GIK.U and GIK.WS) (www.gigcapital3.com) and GigCapital4, Inc. (Nasdaq: GIG, GIGGU and GIGGW), are part of the GigCapital Group portfolio of Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ companies.
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About Cloudbreak Health
Cloudbreak Health (www.cloudbreak.us) revolutionized patient and provider communication with the introduction of video remote interpreting (VRI), establishing Cloudbreak as a pioneer in telehealth technology. Cloudbreak Health continues to innovate with Cloudbreak Telehealth Solutions, including telepsychiatry, telestroke, tele-quarantine, remote patient monitoring and other specialties. Committed to overcoming healthcare disparities and bringing language access to the point of care, Cloudbreak Health seamlessly integrates their language access solution, Martti, into a host of platforms, including Epic, Zoom, and Caregility. Performing more than 1.5 million minutes of telemedicine consultation each month on over 14,000 video endpoints at 1,800+ healthcare locations nationwide, Cloudbreak Telehealth simplifies how providers care for patients, putting a full care continuum at their fingertips 24/7. Follow Cloudbreak on Twitter @cloudbreakhlth or the hashtag #HumanizeHealthcare.
About MedQuest Pharmacy
MedQuest Pharmacy (www.mqrx.com) is a nationally recognized leader in full-service retail and compound pharmacy. MedQuest currently serves prescribers and patients across all 50 states in the U.S. Dedicated to providing the highest quality medications, MedQuest has obtained outside accreditations through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and their Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB). MedQuest is committed to high quality products and services and this is demonstrated by adhering to and exceeding local, state and federal regulations, including most recently, USP800 as well as with the completion of a new state-of-the-art laboratory.
Focused on a strong commitment to “continuous improvement” MedQuest continually integrates the latest in technology on behalf of prescribers and patients, fulfilling orders entered through their proprietary eMed Plus and MQRefill App which provides accurate ordering and fast delivery.
MedQuest has proven to be a trusted partner in the business of personalized attention service for patients and providers in their “Quest to Live a Better Life.”
About UpHealth Holdings, Inc.
UpHealth (www.uphealthinc.com) is a global comprehensive digital health technology and tech-enabled services platform (the “Platform”) that empowers providers, health systems and payors globally to manage care for people with complex medical, behavioral and social needs, while dramatically improving access to primary care. UpHealth owns Thrasys and BHS and almost half of Glocal, with its acquisition of all or almost all of the remaining half pending Indian regulatory approval expected prior to the closing of the combination with GigCapital2. Following the combination, including with Cloudbreak, UpHealth will be comprised of four service lines that have been strategically selected to deliver patient and provider-centric digital health technologies across the continuum of care and provide a full complement of services for managing the most challenging chronic conditions. The Platform improves patient access to timely and personalized digital care by delivering a complete set of care management tools, remote monitoring applications, full-service ePharmacy delivery, behavioral health solutions, and tech-enabled primary care. UpHealth is building its services to provide a digital marketplace of healthcare services. Following the combination, UpHealth will have offices in Delray Beach, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Columbus, and Kolkata.
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In connection with the proposed business combinations, GigCapital2 has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC containing a preliminary proxy statement and a preliminary prospectus of GigCapital2, and after the registration statement is declared effective, GigCapital2 will mail a definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed business combinations to its stockholders. This press release does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed business combinations and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the business combinations. Additional information about the proposed business combinations and related transactions is described in GigCapital2’s Current Report on Form 8-K and combined proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed business combinations and the respective businesses of GigCapital2 and UpHealth and Cloudbreak that GigCapital2 has filed with the SEC. The proposed business combinations and related transactions will be submitted to stockholders of GigCapital2 for their consideration. GigCapital2’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, when available, and other documents filed in connection with GigCapital2’s solicitation of proxies for its special meeting of stockholders to be held to approve, among other things, the proposed business combinations and related transactions, because these materials will contain important information about UpHealth , Cloudbreak, GigCapital2 and the proposed business combinations and related transactions. When available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the proposed business combinations will be mailed to stockholders of GigCapital2 as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combinations and related transactions.
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