DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rational Surgical Solutions (RSS) will exhibit at Booth #1111 at the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference (Feb. 27 – March 2, Las Vegas). RSS will introduce two new videos for its the Rati-Fi® Patient Engagement & Informed Consent App, on bunionectomy and Achilles tendon repair. The Rati-Fi® platform helps physicians engage and educate patients, increase practice efficiencies, improve patient satisfaction and reduce the risk of malpractice suits.
"Patients who understand and agree to their treatment are necessary to successful surgical practices," said Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, RSS President & Founder. "Educated patients make better decisions, show increased compliance with discharge instructions and are more likely to have good outcomes." The aging baby boomer population has increased the demand for surgeries like bunionectomies and Achilles tendon repair, which puts pressure on practices to increase patient flow and comply with the criteria needed for reimbursements.
"The Rati-Fi Platform sets patients and physicians up for success," said Fialkov. Patients and their caregivers first watch videos from MedSelfEd's PreOp® and PostCare™ Centers on a patient portal or an iPad in the doctor's office. The videos use high-quality medical animations and plain language to describe complex medical procedures. "Many people are visual learners, or have a limited medical vocabulary," said Fialkov. "Videos are highly effective at reaching patients of all education levels." Watching the videos allows patients to formulate better questions, can minimize anxiety over procedures and set more realistic expectations, especially about post operative function and recovery. Doctors and nurses can then reduce the time they spend explaining routine questions, focus on in-depth concerns, and see more patients.
The Rati-Fi App quizzes patients' comprehension of the material, setting the stage for the patient-doctor consult, which is recorded on the iPad. Once patients understand their options, they sign the consent form on the iPad. The video of the consult and a PDF of the signed file is stored securely on an HIPAA-compliant server and sent to EMR/EHR.
About Rational Surgical Solutions
Rational Surgical Solutions, based in Des Moines, IA, was founded in 2014. The company is developing a portfolio of products that will help physicians, surgeons and advanced practitioners leverage technology to improve patient care and education; revolutionize the informed consent process; increase efficiency of healthcare providers; and reduce costs. For more information or to schedule a free demo visit: http://www.rati-fi.com.
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