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Telemedicine arrives at Highland

ELKO – Imagine coming down with pneumonia and being treated by a doctor who is more than a hundred miles away but can hear your…

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Curavi Health chooses consultants

McKnight’s – Curavi Health has chosen Pathway Health to help it implement and grow its telemedicine solution. The product, CuraviCart™, is geared towards nursing home…

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Curavi Health partners with Pathway Health to provide training support for nursing home employees

Pittsburgh Business Times – The partnership will allow Curavi to more easily train nursing home employees on its telemedicine platform, and to eventually branch out to…

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Pathway Health Selected as Curavi Health Training and Implementation Partner

Yahoo Finance – Pathway Health has been selected by Curavi Health, a UPMC Enterprises-backed company, as its implementation, training and ongoing support services partner. Curavi Health…

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UPMC and Microsoft Plan to Develop Innovations that Empower Patients and Clinicians

UPMC and Microsoft announced today that they plan to create a strategic research partnership to develop transformative solutions and technologies that will empower people to…

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How a New Venture will Bring Telehealth to Nursing Homes

LeadingAge – A new telemedicine company called Curavi Health is providing Pittsburgh nursing homes with access to doctors who can remotely assess residents at night…

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Thanks for putting this technology in Nursing Homes

I was not the telemedicine person on call, but needed to evaluate a patient. This was a sick lady who I opted not to send…

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How Curavi uses hardware, software to tackle unnecessary hospitalizations

MedCity News – A Pittsburgh telemedicine startup is working on slashing unnecessary transfers of nursing home residents to hospitals. These contribute to factors that lead…

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New UPMC firm uses tech, teleconsults to aid nursing home staff

Health Data Management – The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has launched a new telemedicine company to aid long-term care staff who are caring for…

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UPMC launches telemedicine startup for nursing home patients

Modern Healthcare – Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system this week announced the launch of a telemedicine software company that will help patients reach doctors during off…

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UPMC Starts Curavi Health to Help Nursing-Home Patients Via Telemedicine

UPMC – As a geriatrician who has cared for patients in nursing homes across western Pennsylvania, Steven Handler, M.D., Ph.D., has seen first-hand how some…

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UPMC spinoff targets market for keeping nursing home patients out of hospital

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Hospital giant UPMC is taking aim at reducing avoidable hospital admissions with a new, wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary that will provide nursing…

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UPMC-backed company to offer telemedicine in nursing homes

Pittsburgh Business Times – A UPMC doctor has helped launch a company, backed by UPMC Enterprises, that will bring comprehensive telemedicine services to a crucial…

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UPMC launches telehealth startup to keep nursing home patients out of the hospital

Healthcare IT News – UPMC Enterprises announced a new upstart focused on preventing nursing home patients from needing to go a hospital emergency room. Named…

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UPMC venture aims to reduce unnecessary hospitalization of nursing home patients

Pittsburgh Tribune Review – A business funded by UPMC Enterprises uses telemedicine to try to reduce trips from nursing homes to hospitals, a service the…

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The Future of Care

“Telemedicine is the future of care in geriatrics, especially since access to qualified geriatricians can be limited.” Listen to Dr. Adele Towers discuss the importance of…

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Nursing Home Provider Perceptions of Telemedicine for Reducing Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations

Potentially avoidable hospitalizations (PAHs) of nursing home (NH) residents are common, costly, and can have significant economic consequences. Telemedicine has been shown to reduce emergency…

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Mitigating Adverse Drug Events and Transforming Patient Care Through Telemedicine

Steven M. Handler, MD, PhD, associate professor of geriatric medicine, and his colleagues in the Division of Geriatric Medicine are transforming the care of skilled…

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Development of an Applied Framework for Understanding Health Information Technology in Nursing Homes

There is growing evidence that Health Information Technology (HIT) can play a role in improving quality of care and increasing efficiency in the nursing home…

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New Connections Speed Up Care

Think robots that help take vital signs and connect patients with practitioners, virtual video conferencing, and cloud-based consultations and training sessions.

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Perceived Benefits, Barriers, and Drivers of Telemedicine From the Perspective of Skilled Nursing Facility Administrative Staff Stakeholders

Potentially avoidable hospitalizations (PAHs) of skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients are common and costly. Telemedicine represents a unique approach to manage and potentially reduce PAHs…

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Analytics key to future of health care coordination, panel says

Hospitals, health care providers, insurers and others are in the throes of a fundamental change in patient care, driven by intersecting technologies designed to make…

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Cart was easy to use

A patient had a change in condition where his foot was noted to have discoloration and weeping. Patient stated this was new and that he…

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Both residents were successfully treated at the facility

I wanted to share my experience with two Curavi telemedicine consults that I completed over one recent weekend. On the first telemedicine consult I had on…

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Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents

CMS supports organizations that each partner with a group of LTC facilities to implement evidence-based clinical and educational interventions that both improve care and lower…

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Remote Access to Physicians

The use of telecommunications gives us the ability to remotely access physicians in an acute situation. Telemedicine is our technologic resource to provide best patient care…

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UPMC Program Achieves Reduced Hospitalizations and Costs in Area Nursing Facilities in CMS Initiative

A report commissioned by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finds that UPMC and its community partners are achieving significant reductions in avoidable hospitalizations…

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Providers Ramp Up Use of Telemedicine to Boost Access to Care

A 5-year-old child, in medical distress at a rural emergency room in northern California, is stabilized enough to avoid having to be rushed 50 miles…

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Use of Telemedicine Grows in Long-term Care Settings

The use of telemedicine is expanding to long-term care settings, where frail patients are likely to have emergency care needs, and caregivers need quick assessments…

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