Curve Health Blog

Our blog serves as a dynamic hub where industry knowledge converges with innovative strategies, offering a deep dive into the intersection of telemedicine and long-term care.

Through a curated collection of articles, we jump into the nuances of implementing telemedicine solutions in SNFs, drawing upon real-world experiences and success stories.

Exploring Provider Partnership Opportunities with Curve Health
Curve Health
April 17, 2024

Exploring Provider Partnership Opportunities with Curve Health

During an engaging Lunch and Learn event, we explored the significant benefits of partnering with Curve Health and how it dramatically changes healthcare delivery in the post-acute space. Here's a recap of what we discussed and below are some of the questions we examined in greater detail during the event.

Fall Prevention at your Skilled Nursing Facility: Using Data, Technology, and Remote Care Providers
Curve Health
April 15, 2024

Fall Prevention at your Skilled Nursing Facility: Using Data, Technology, and Remote Care Providers

Falls among elderly residents in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) can lead to severe injuries and adverse health outcomes. Implementing effective fall mitigation and prevention measures is crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of residents. In this blog post, we explore how data and technology, combined with the support of remote care providers, can be harnessed to develop a comprehensive fall mitigation and prevention program that minimizes risks and fosters the safest environment possible for all residents. Falls are alarmingly common in SNFs, affecting a significant number of residents each year. Studies reveal that approximately one in three seniors over the age of 65 living in SNFs will experience a fall at least once during their stay. Moreover, repeat falls are prevalent, with some residents experiencing multiple incidents over time. Recognizing the frequency of falls underscores the urgency of implementing effective fall prevention measures.

Unlocking the Value of Data Insights for SNFs with Curve Health
Curve Health
April 10, 2024

Unlocking the Value of Data Insights for SNFs with Curve Health

A Digital Health Platform Designed for Post-Acute Care. Data plays a pivotal role in enhancing operational efficiencies and enhancing patient outcomes. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are no exception. With the increasing demand for quality care, SNFs are embracing proven innovative solutions that effectively harness the power of data and technology to their advantage. Curve Health stands at the forefront of this digital healthcare revolution, offering SNFs defined and actionable insights, additional remote care provider support and empowering facilities to optimize care operations. 

The Power of Provider Partnerships with Curve Health
Curve Health
April 8, 2024

The Power of Provider Partnerships with Curve Health

At Curve Health, we recognize that one size does not fit all when it comes to skilled nursing facility (SNF) care. That's why we take a unique approach by not establishing our own sole provider organization. Instead, we believe in fostering a variety of strategic partnerships with provider organizations. By leveraging our platform and collaborating with a diverse range of provider organizations, we empower SNFs to access a broad spectrum of healthcare expertise and services, ultimately leading to enhanced resident care and operational effectiveness. Let's explore further the benefits of these provider partnerships for both SNFs and provider organizations.

Virtual Care to Transform Behavioral Health for SNF Residents
Curve Health
December 12, 2023

Virtual Care to Transform Behavioral Health for SNF Residents

While skilled nursing facilities have acknowledged the significance of telemedicine, such as reducing unnecessary hospital transfers, the true value of tele-health extends even further when applied to behavioral health. The potential lies in its profound impact on the overall well-being of residents.Recognizing the ongoing shortage of mental health professionals, Curve Health has recently introduced remote tele-psych services, taking a proactive approach to managing a wide spectrum of behavioral health needs. This initiative is especially vital given the persistent staffing shortages faced by nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities everywhere, and particularly in remote areas.

The Importance of Initiating a Telemedicine Visit: Knowing When to Act
Curve Health
August 10, 2023

The Importance of Initiating a Telemedicine Visit: Knowing When to Act

In today's fast-paced world, telemedicine has emerged even further as a game-changing healthcare solution to effectively impact the cost and quality of care. Understanding the critical moments when to initiate a telemedicine visit is of paramount importance.

The Hidden Benefits of Virtual Care for Clinical Staff
Curve Health
August 8, 2023

The Hidden Benefits of Virtual Care for Clinical Staff

Remote care has been predominantly lauded for its positive impact on patient outcomes.However, its hidden value lies in the benefits it brings to the frontline clinical staff, offering a plethora of advantages that can often go unnoticed. Let’s take a look at the less discussed but vital aspects of virtual care that prove to be invaluable to the nursing workforce.

Unleashing the Power of Virtual Care to Enhance SNF Quality Care Metrics
Curve Health
July 4, 2023

Unleashing the Power of Virtual Care to Enhance SNF Quality Care Metrics

The well-being and outcomes of your residents is at the heart of your mission. By prioritizing quality measures, you can ensure that residents receive the highest standard of care, promoting their safety, health, and overall well-being. Quality measures encompass various aspects of care, including clinical outcomes, resident satisfaction, and adherence to evidence-based practices.‍Skilled nursing facilities that participate in value-based care initiatives often focus on several quality metrics to assess their performance and demonstrate the value they provide.

Time to Embrace Telemedicine at Your Skilled Nursing Facility
Curve Health
July 12, 2023

Time to Embrace Telemedicine at Your Skilled Nursing Facility

Address your core objectives of delivering exceptional care, improving patient outcomes, and maintaining financial sustainability with virtual careIn the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, as you may know, telemedicine has emerged as a powerful tool that has the potential to revolutionize the way skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) deliver care. It is crucial to recognize the significant advantages of integrating telemedicine or virtual care solutions into your facility. 

The Future of Skilled Nursing Facilities:  Embracing Telemedicine Beyond COVID-19
Curve Health
July 18, 2023

The Future of Skilled Nursing Facilities: Embracing Telemedicine Beyond COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine emerged as a game-changer in healthcare delivery. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have not been immune to the transformative power of this technology. What initially served as a temporary solution to ensure continuity of care, has now become a vital component in the future of SNFs. As we continue to navigate the many tools and technology available in healthcare, it's evident that telemedicine is here to stay, revolutionizing the way SNFs provide healthcare services. 

Nurse Burnout: How Telemed Can Help Alleviate Frustrations
Curve Health
July 20, 2023

Nurse Burnout: How Telemed Can Help Alleviate Frustrations

Telemedicine is a promising solution to alleviate some symptoms of burnout and can help to improve the overall care provided at a skilled nursing facility. Embracing the change can be difficult although there are many benefits to transitioning to virtual care. Here are a few to consider. 

Myth vs. Fact:  SNF Virtual Care - Dialing into Reducing Hospitalizations, Nurse Burnout, and Improving Patient Care
Curve Health
May 30, 2023

Myth vs. Fact: SNF Virtual Care - Dialing into Reducing Hospitalizations, Nurse Burnout, and Improving Patient Care

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and one of the significant changes in recent years has been the integration of virtual care in various settings, including skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). However, along with this technological advancement, various myths and misconceptions have arisen. In this post, we will explore the myths and facts surrounding SNF virtual care, specifically focusing on its potential to reduce hospitalizations, address nurse burnout, and positively enhance patient care.

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