DES MOINES, Iowa, May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rational Surgical Solutions (RSS) will exhibit at Booth #2801 at the American Urological Association's (AUA) Conference (May 12-16, Boston). RSS will feature two new videos for the Rati-Fi® Patient Engagement Platform, one on the management of kidney stones and the other on anesthesia. The videos educate patients about upcoming procedures and treatments, allowing them to make better decisions about their medical care and contributing to better outcomes.
"Every year nearly 3.3 million Americans seek out medical care for kidney stone removal and pain relief," said Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, RSS President & Founder. "Almost 19 % of men and 11% of women will suffer from kidney stones. Patients have questions about the treatment options, which vary based on the size of the stones. Our video is comprehensive, covering ureteroscopy, stent placement, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL)."
The video on anesthesia discusses three types of anesthesia – general, sedation, and spinal – and when each might be used. "Anesthesia helps patients stay comfortable during surgeries or treatments," said Dr. Fialkov. "Although complications are generally rare or temporary, patients understandably want to understand the risks. Our video helps reduce anxiety by explaining what types of anesthesia are available, when they are used and the associated risks."
"Educating and engaging patients about their treatment options and follow up care significantly reduces the incidence of readmissions and improves patient outcomes," said Fialkov. "Our platform includes videos from MedSelfEd's PreOp® and PostCare™ Centers that use high-quality medical illustrations, animations and plain language to describe complex medical procedures."
The application records the patient-physician consult, which patients and their caregivers can review after the meeting using a patient portal, significantly reducing the number of follow up questions and can be used to support routine communications such as secure patient-doctor messaging, and to text reminders about scheduling tests and upcoming appointments. The result is fewer patient complaints, cancelled procedures, and no shows.
About Rational Surgical Solutions
Rational Surgical Solutions, based in Des Moines, IA, was founded by Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, a urologist, in 2014. The company's products help physicians, surgeons and advanced practitioners leverage mHealth technology to improve patient care and education; revolutionize the informed consent process; increase the 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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