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Statum System: Poor communication is a major preventable cause of clinical errors and the most common cause of preventable disability or death.

Patients are not the only ones to suffer. Inefficiency – wasted time and rework – costs hospitals more than $11B per year, or $1.75M per hospital. It robs attending physicians an hour per ten-hour shift, nurses up to two hours per eight-hour shift. The associated legal, regulatory, and public relations risks are staggering.

Despite the one-way and limited-length messages of pagers, 80 percent of hospitals in the United States rely on them. There are multiple reasons: pagers offer ubiquitous signal penetration, cellular and Wi-Fi often can’t penetrate hospital environments or cover long distances, and traditional SMS and email fail HIPAA patient confidentiality. Statum Systems is a healthcare technology start-up founded by healthcare professionals in the Boston medical community. Concerned about the fragmented state of medical communication systems in hospitals and medical centres, and especially with the continued use of traditional pagers and other single purpose applications and devices that require care team members to constantly juggle from one system to another. 

To address the issue, Statum Systems created a unified medical communications & collaboration (UCC) platform, StatumHEALTHtm, that simplifies workflows for care team members with a focus on improved patient care. Statum also invented an optional device in the form of an ID badge holder that captures pager signals and sends them via Bluetooth to StatumHEALTH on the user’s smartphone. This device, StatumCONNECTtm, eliminates traditional pagers without losing the reach and reliability of pager-frequency messages. 

StatumHEALTH also collects comprehensive data regarding medical communications, and analysing it to identify opportunities for workflow, patientcare, and financial performance improvements. This data-driven component of our solution will grow in importance as StatumHEALTH collects more data and applies AI-based tools and predictive analytics to the data in future releases.

StatumHEALTH competitive advantage comes from three distinct capabilities that the above-listed competitors cannot match: 

  1.  Delivery of low-frequency broadcast pager messages directly to the smartphone 
  2. A patient-centric architecture 
  3. An enterprise scale unified medical messaging and collaboration platform – not a single purpose messaging system.  

Statum Systems leadership team is the perfect blend of medical professionals and technology executives.  Several co-founders have deep medical experience while our CEO, SVP of Corporate Development and Advisory Board members bring many years of success in launching and growing technology-based enterprises. Pager service providers broadcast their pager messages over low-frequency bandwidths, providing greater reach and coverage and higher reliability. 

That’s why over 80% of US hospitals still use pagers – so critical messages can be received immediately in all areas, even places like radiology suites, where Wi-Fi, 5G and cellular signals are not reliably available.

Statum Systems uses multiple communications modalities, including direct receipt of pager messages by StatumCONNECT, to ensure efficient message receipt while not losing reliability. Given that many of Statum’s founders come from the clinical world, the team has built their architecture from the ground up to focus their communications around the patient. Their “patient sessions” function deliver a communications forum that allows for synchronous and asynchronous communications across care providers.