Cloudbreak Health Earns 2016 Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award

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Presented by the Los Angeles Business Journal, the award recognizes innovative achievements by California companies

Cloudbreak Health (“Cloudbreak”) — a pioneering Unified Telemedicine service that brings all specialties together on a single platform and provides a solution for the entire continuum of care — was awarded the 2016 Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award at a ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on November 17th.

Cloudbreak’s platform is being used nationwide by over 650 hospitals that are performing more than 65,000 encounters per month. Available on iOS, PC & Android devices, experts in fields such as Tele-stroke, Tele-psychiatry, Tele-ICU and numerous other specialties can all be accessed at the simple touch of a button via Cloudbreak’s Carenection Telehealth Delivery Network. Patients and providers also benefit from integrated language services for Limited English Proficient and Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients delivered by the Cloudbreak Martti™ (My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter) offering.

Founded in 2010 in partnership with the Los Angeles Business Journal, the award is given annually to recognize innovation and advancement by California companies in fields such as technology, medicine and engineering.

The awards are named for Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a surgeon, entrepreneur and inventor who has pioneered therapies for diabetes and cancer and holds over 95 patents. Dr. Soon-Shiong lives in Los Angeles and is recognized locally and internationally for his philanthropic work through the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and The Giving Pledge.

Cloudbreak’s telemedicine platform is transforming the healthcare industry by providing an easy way for hospitals and other healthcare providers to quickly and cost-effectively launch interoperable telehealth solutions with their Telemedicine as a Service model (“TaaS”). The platform brings much-needed simplicity to a healthcare industry overwhelmed by complexity while also improving quality, satisfaction and outcomes. Easy access to the right doctor at the right time is becoming critically important as hospitals move away from fee for services and more towards a value based model of care that integrates population health strategies.

Cloudbreak’s stated mission is to Humanize Healthcare.

“We are honored to be recognized amongst the very competitive field of amazing innovators here in Silicon Beach,” said Cloudbreak CEO & Co-Founder, Jamey Edwards. “Dr. Soon-Shiong is a trailblazing innovator with an incredible track record and his work, mission and legacy continue to inspire our team to eliminate healthcare disparities nationwide by getting all patients the access to care they need via our telemedicine platform.”

About The Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Awards
For the seventh year, the Los Angeles Business Journal and NantWorks are proud to co-host the Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Awards. California is home to some of the most cutting-edge and innovative companies in the country. With innovation existing in a variety of forms from finished products and processes to implementation and idea generation, accomplished innovator Dr. Soon-Shiong seeks to recognize the important role innovation plays in enhancing the economic competitiveness of the region. This special award program was created to honor and acknowledge the people and the organizations that continue to stretch the boundaries and have proven to be leaders in innovation. For more information, visit

About Cloudbreak Health, LLC
Cloudbreak Health was formed by bringing together two industry leaders, Language Access Network - the leading Video Medical Interpreting pioneer with its Martti (My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter) platform and Carenection (the first Telemedicine market network) to deliver unified telehealth solutions to hospitals nationwide. This is accomplished by using the Carenection Telemedicine Delivery Network (one of the nation’s first and largest private path broadband network optimized for telehealth) to connect clients to our Telehealth Marketplace

Cloudbreak’s Martti (My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter) service has provided more than 23 million minutes of medical interpretation to upwards of one million patients. Martti breaks down language and cultural barriers by enabling quick and easy communication with patients who are Limited English Proficient or Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing via live video or telephone. More than 250 languages (including American Sign Language) are offered with nearly 60 languages available in live video — the largest video offering in the industry. For more information, visit

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