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

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

Named Curavi Health, the emerging company has proprietary CuraviCare software, which facilitates interaction between the remote physician and the patient, is designed for ease of operation by nursing home staff and tailored to their workflow. The company’s CuraviCart, meanwhile, enables physicians to remotely interact with patients and nursing home staff through a pan/tilt/zoom camera, Bluetooth stethoscope, digital otoscope, document scanner and a 12-lead EKG system.

Curavi Health was conceived and created by geriatrician Steven Handler, MD, who has observed patients transferred unnecessarily taken to hospital emergency rooms because nurses could not get the right medical advice when they needed it.