One way to go is consolidating the disconnected, special-purpose and single-purpose communication systems within the medical centers. This is precisely where Statum Systems can help.
From systems to alert the arrival of patients, notify when lab results are available, or securely text under HIPAA compliance, a hospital typically has over 30 systems, where most interaction occur through pagers. In fact, over 80 percent of hospitals in the U.S. still rely on this decades-old, single-purpose, limited stand-alone system, given its ability to work anywhere. Such obsolete technologies that lead to fragmented communication put a huge burden on care teams to learn the systems, how and when to access them, and constantly toggle between them. This causes delays and errors in communications, missed communications, wasted time, and excess costs. “At Statum Systems, we specialize in addressing the inefficient, unreliable communication systems among doctors, nurses, health professionals, social workers, medical support staff, and patients with its robust unified communication solution,” says Fred Lizza, CEO of Statum Systems.
Founded in 2018 by a team of medical professionals in the Boston medical community, Statum Systems brings a first-of-its-kind, unified medical messaging and collaboration platform, StatumHEALTH. It’s designed to accelerate medical workflows and eliminates errors and security breaches. Not only does the solution ensure delay-free Smartphone access to all communications but also combines the failsafe reach and reliability of paging with the rich multi-media content of cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth technologies.Designed to eliminate the need to toggle among phones, pagers, hospital systems, StatumHEALTH encompasses a cloud-based application and database, a Smartphone app for ease of use, and StatumCONNECT, a pager-enabling thin card that holds the ID badges of healthcare employees.
What gives StatumHEALTH a competitive edge is its ability to serve as an enterprise-scale unified medical communications and collaboration system
Today, Statum Systems is in the beta test phase at Baystate Health in Massachusetts and another leading medical center in the U.S., aiming to hit the market soon.
“What gives StatumHEALTH a competitive edge is its ability to serve as an enterprise-scale unified medical communications and collaboration system,” says Lizza. This way, the company simplifies learning and onboarding of team members, streamlines workflows, and improves communications—all resulting in efficient patient care, faster bed turnover, and few errors. The capability to deliver low-frequency broadcast pager messages directly to the Smartphone is another aspect that differentiates StatumHEALTH from the competition. Being able to use multiple communications modalities, including direct receipt of pager messages by StatumCONNECT, the solution ensures efficient message receipt without compromising on reliability. StatumHEALTH can also be seamlessly integrated with the EHR and hospital directory, allowing care team to find and contact the right physician at the right time via text, voice, or video.
Unlike a typical collaboration platform that relies on standard peer-to-peer communications, StatumHEALTH features a patient-centric architecture. This way, it delivers a communication forum that allows for synchronous and asynchronous communications across care providers, where they can share the same dialogue and be alerted to any changes or updates to a patient’s condition. By unifying communications around a patient, the solution facilitates efficient communications and creates a natural hub for data collection that provides insights to improve workflows and patient care. Not only does this help institutions characterize deficiencies or strengths in their workflows but also provides Statum Systems the input to begin facilitating data-driven workflow improvements powered by AI and ML—the next big thing on its horizon. “We believe that adding this data along with AI and ML-based capabilities for predictive analytics will bring a world of difference in the healthcare industry,” concludes Lizza.