How a New Venture will Bring Telehealth to Nursing Homes

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LeadingAge – A new telemedicine company called Curavi Health is providing Pittsburgh nursing homes with access to doctors who can remotely assess residents at night and on weekends when nursing home medical staff typically are not available.

The new venture is backed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Enterprises, a for-profit arm of UPMC, which is a nonprofit. It is the brainchild of Dr. Steven Handler, director for geriatric telemedicine programs at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC’s medical director for long-term care health information technology. Handler also serves as Curavi Health’s chief medical and innovation officer.