Statim Healthcare: Delivering Error-Free Report Using World-Class PACS & Transparent Assignment Based Logic

Rajendra Kango, CEOTeleradiology epitomises innovation in healthcare and represents a significant success story within the overall spectrum of telemedicine, but at the same the negatives can out weigh the benefits if it’s error-prone due to technical or physical limitations of the imaging modality. To have an efficient healthcare delivery, it’s very important that adequate tools are used and only proficient radiologists interpret the images. This is where Statim Healthcare steps in with its U.S.imported Picture Archiving & Communication System(PACS) that not only produces clear & sharp scans but also converts files in a standard format and transmits them securely & rapidly to the required server for accurate diagnostic medical analysis at an affordable price.

Statim uses a unique case assignment algorithm, which comes with a path-breaking code that analyses the centre’s past assignments and assigns cases to radiologists based on their specialization. For instance, an emergency centre with the history of demanding head CT scans within shorter turnaround time are assigned to the appropriate radiologist. Through its proficient radiologists, Statim provides radiological interpretations to pharmaceutical vendors & clinical
research organizations(CRO) assisting them in preparing clinical trial radiology report, which is the core of reducing the drug discovery cycle by using imaging anlytics.

It also provides digital interpretation of histopatho logical evaluations of effects of a drug as a part of its digital pathology service. Bringing comfort to Indian patients especially HNI patients & complex neuro cases, the company enables them to get the second opinion & further consultation from U.S.-based radiologists via phone, video & web. Ensuring utmost transparency, Statim uses HIPAA compliant billing software that builds customer’s confidence by enabling an authorized patient to track one’s case and see intricate details like sent & received time, assigned radiologist and so on.

"Bringing comfort to Indian patients especially HNI patients & complex neuro cases, the company enables them to get the second opinion& further consultation from U.S.-based radiologists via phone, video& web"

Beyond Border
This cross-border remote diagnostic company provides seamless services worldwide including clients from Middle East, South Africa, US and India and more. For instance, a leading hospital in Trinidad & Tobago was unable to provide 24x7 radiology service because of lack of competent radiologists and ultra-high speed broadband connection. But, Statim stepped up and provided them 24/7 seamless service through its robust PACS and case assignment logic. “Time zone of India made it easier to provide STAT(emergency) cases coverage since it was their night. Since 1/3rd of our customers are international, the 2/3rd of domestic customers
also receive the same high-quality standards we follow for the international demography,” adds Rajendra Kango, CEO, Statim Healthcare. Moreover, for international clients, only the American board-certified radiologists who are well-aware of their report template are assigned. “Cross border teleradiology is moving beyond cost arbitrage to sub specialty reads by providing seamless coverage 24/7,” adds Rajesh Purushottam, Director – Business Excellence, Statim Healthcare. Indian radiologists as per Rajesh will also fill the shortage of global radiologists since with the grwng modern modalitieis like MRI, it requires younger rads who are open to getting licenced in the countries like Middle East, Africa and South East Asia and provide local reports while being based out of India with opening of borders from a credentialing and licencing regimes changing for affordable and predictable healthcare.

Race to Excellence
This 2015-founded company has already generated a whopping revenue of Rs.2.1 crore in 2016-17, where in 60 percent are from domestic and the rest from international centres. In the next two years, it aims to flip the domestic: international ratio to 40:60 by providing radiology services in those countries’ local markets and through expanding to South Africa & Middle East by opening a hub in Dubai. It has also partnered with an AI company to develop an AI-based tool that will recognize the pattern of certain diseases/diagnosis that radiologists could miss out and reduce the radiologist’s interpretation time. Statim intends to build its proprietary tool that would assist even the remote rural centres in preparing first level (especially X-Ray) reports.