How UPMC commercialized its Curavi Health telemedicine technology

The cart helps prevent unnecessary hospitalizations for nursing home patients, saves money and provides peace of mind to physicians and families.

THE PROBLEM

If you’re a health system in today’s landscape, chances are preventing costly readmissions or unnecessary admissions is top of mind, both because of your bottom line and the potential for government penalties. For UPMC, a system that includes senior living, not only is it top of mind but it might be harder to accomplish, since something as seemingly minor as a urinary tract infection can send a senior to the emergency room.

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