Healthcare access has often been flawed by long waiting times and inconvenience, however, Chekker is changing the narrative. In this story, Ifedamola Adefisoye, the Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer at Chekker, shares how this innovative healthcare startup is on a mission to improve how medical tests are conducted and the ease of accessibility of medical diagnostic test results.
The inspiration behind Chekker was deeply personal,
A few years ago, my partner's mom had a stroke, She was then taken to the hospital where the doctor requested an MRI scan. At the time of reaching the laboratory, which was a standard and one of the biggest in Lagos, the situation there was poor as there were hundreds of people who were waiting to be tested. At that point, we discovered that this problem poses a greater threat to life.
This personal experience reflected the urgency of the situation and the reality of healthcare inefficiency. It inspired Ifedamola's commitment to making healthcare more accessible and eliminating the inconvenience of lengthy waits for medical tests.
This led to the creation of Chekker. We wanted to solve this problem by taking the lab to people's homes.
Chekker is a platform that allows individuals to book medical tests from the comfort of their homes, eliminating the need to endure waiting rooms.
Chekker's unique features have transformed healthcare, providing both speed and accuracy in medical diagnostics. Here's how they achieve it:
Over time, we've been able to improve our overall turnaround time, ensuring that patients receive their test results in the shortest possible time. We achieved this by forging partnerships with several ISO-certified laboratories.
The key to their efficiency lies in seamless coordination.
We connect the patient to the nearest Chekker phlebotomist. The phlebotomist collects the samples efficiently, and these samples are then quickly transported to our partner laboratory, which is typically the closest one to the patient.
By optimizing this process and leveraging a network of certified laboratories, Chekker ensures rapid results without compromising on accuracy or quality. The emphasis on early detection and timely results highlights Chekker’s commitment to making a substantial difference in healthcare outcomes.
We have numerous success stories that emphasise the positive impact of Chekker on patients and the healthcare industry as a whole.
Chekker’s initiatives and the core values they uphold have played a crucial role in saving numerous lives. They are strong advocates of early medical testing, and their platform has been instrumental in aiding countless individuals in identifying life-threatening diseases during their earliest, most manageable phases.
One of the key aspects of Chekker's success is its ability to cater to various consumer segments within the diagnostic space.
We've developed services tailored to serve different entities, including businesses, laboratory partners, telemedicine companies, and individual consumers in the diagnostic space.
Chekker's services are accessible and convenient for a wide range of users, contributing to their widespread impact.
We've built an engine that acts as an aggregator for businesses seeking to offer At-Home medical testing and sample collection services for laboratories. For individuals, we've streamlined the process, allowing them to easily book a test through our various platforms, including our website, WhatsApp, and social media pages.
Step 1: Visit the Website
- Go to www.mychekker.com.
Step 2: Choose Your Test
- Browse and select the medical test you need.
Step 3: Place Your Order
- Book your test by placing an order through the website.
Step 4: Sample Collection
- Chekker dispatches a trained phlebotomist to your specified location for sample collection.
Step 5: Laboratory Analysis
- The collected samples are sent to ISO-certified partner laboratories for thorough analysis.
Step 6: Receive Digital Results
- Within 24-72 hours, you'll receive an easy-to-comprehend digital report of your test results.
This streamlined process eliminates the need to wait in long lines at traditional laboratories, offering users a stress-free and efficient healthcare experience.
We envision a future where Africans can easily access quality healthcare without barriers. At Chekker, we've already started this journey by integrating Artificial Intelligence into our platforms to ensure faster and more efficient healthcare access.
Chekker’s mission is to educate Africans on the importance of early disease detection, thereby reducing the rising mortality rate due to health-related issues in the continent.
Ifedamola’s journey led him to create Chekker. Transitioning from tech enthusiast to entrepreneur, the beginning of his journey as an entrepreneur had its fair share of challenges, but passion, dedication, and the support of his brilliant co-founders, helped him successfully navigate these challenges.
My journey as an entrepreneur also started with challenges, but with the consistent hard work and my brilliant co-founders, we were able to navigate through.
The journey is not always easy, but when you have a brilliant idea, you need the right team, not only a team with the right skill but a team who shares the same goals as you, then success is inevitable.
Chekker’s innovative approach to accessible healthcare, driven by speed, efficiency and exceptional customer service, promises to reimagine the future of medical testing.