Resolving Health Disparities with Technology with Jamey Edwards

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Passion, empathy, determination, and a deep commitment to humanizing healthcare are only a few of many ways to describe our next guest and his far-reaching impact of resolving health disparities with technology.

Jamey Edwards, the CEO of Cloudbreak Health, joins us on today’s episode to discuss his entrepreneurial journey of founding his company that is now positioned as a national leading unified telemedicine platform that currently performs over 100,000 encounters per month in over 1,500 healthcare venues across the country.

Additionally, Jamey shares with us how his recent billion-plus dollar merger to create UpHealth came to be, even after years in the making. UpHealth is focused on empowering 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.

Join us as we spend time with one of the leading members of the Global Army of Healthcare Transformers from StartUp Health, and to hear his rally cry to all of us as we continue to work together to positively reimagine the health of our communities around the world!

Episode Highlights:

  • How and why Jamey founded Cloudbreak Health
  • How the merger of Cloudbreak Health and UpHealth happened
  • Innovating during the pandemic
  • How Jamey launched Cloudbreak’s telequarantine program
  • The silver lining to COVID-19

About our Guest:

Jamey is on a mission to fix healthcare. As a serial entrepreneur, Jamey has founded or co-founded companies in hospital management, physician outsourcing, and telemedicine space. He is currently the CEO of Cloudbreak Health, a leading unified telemedicine company currently performing over 100,000 encounters per month in over 1,500 healthcare venues nationwide.

Cloudbreak’s mission is to #HumanizeHealthcare by leveraging technology to resolve health disparities and ensure health equity for underserved patients across the country. The first disparity Cloudbreak pioneered was ensuring Limited English Proficient and deaf patients were empowered to take control of their healthcare by bringing Certified Medical Interpreters to the point of care at the push of a button via its telemedicine platform.

Jamey is a member of the Global Army of Healthcare Transformers of StartUp Health and is focused on two main moonshots of increasing access to care and driving the cost of care to zero.

Prior to Cloudbreak, Jamey was the CEO of Emergent Medical Associates. During his tenure at EMA, EMA grew into the leading multi-specialty group (ER, Hospitalist, Anesthesia) in the southwest US & was honored as a 4x INC. 5000 & 2x Modern Healthcare Hottest company. He remains with EMA as a Board Member.

He is also Board Member for Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, the Partners in Care Foundation and the Young President’s Organization (Santa Monica Bay Chapter).

He graduated as a Tradition Fellow from Cornell University in 1996 & received his MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2003.

Jamey is a proud member of the #PinkSocks Tribe of healthcare innovators that can be found on Twitter and beyond working to disrupt healthcare from the ground up and drive positive change for patients and providers.

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