Rational Surgical Solutions is an agile company, staffed with experienced professionals who are poised to find solutions to problems existing in patient care today. The company is developing a portfolio of products that will 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.

What are the benefits of Rati-Fi® for patients?

The Rati-Fi® mHealth platform educates and engages patients so that they can make better, more informed choices about their medical treatment and recovery. The platform helps improve patient compliance with after-care instructions, which can result in better healthcare outcomes.

What are the benefits of Rati-Fi® for physicians?

Rati-Fi® helps improve practice efficiency, assists in meeting “meaningful use” criteria, and can reduce the risk of malpractice claims. By ensuring patient comprehension, Rati-Fi® improves the quality of the time physicians spend with patients providing care.

How does Rati-Fi® improve patient comprehension?

The Rati-Fi® mHealth technology platform uses high-quality video animations and plain language to thoroughly explain treatment and surgical options. Patient comprehension is tested using an online quiz – and answers can be used as the basis for a more focused discussion with the healthcare provider.

Why is video so important for effective patient education?

Video is an ideal format for medical education as it illustrates concepts that may be difficult to understand. Studies show that making patient education materials more visual helps build patient-physician communications, enhances patient education, and improves the informed consent process because patients are better able to grasp the implications of their condition, prognosis, and treatment options.1

Visual materials like video can increase patient satisfaction and treatment compliance, while helping to reduce the amount of time a physician needs to spend explaining diseases and treatments

How does Rati-Fi® improve patient compliance?

Rati-Fi® includes the Patient CareSite™, which allows patients and their caregivers to review discharge instructions and patient-physician consultations from home. Research shows that patients that understand their post-care treatment regime demonstrate better compliance and lower readmission rates.2

How does the Rati-Fi® System help reduce re-admissions?

At least 20 percent of all patients who are admitted to a U.S. hospital make a repeat visit within 30 days of discharge. Many of these visits are unnecessary. Patients who have a clear understanding of their after-hospital care instructions – including how to take their medicines and when to make follow-up appointments – are 30% less likely to be readmitted.³ The Rati-Fi® System includes access to the PreOp® Discharge video series, which patients and caregivers can watch on the Patient CareSiteTM.

How does the Rati-Fi® System help practices comply with Meaningful Use?

Meaningful Use is a CMS Medicare and Medicaid program that awards incentives for using certified electronic health records (EHRs) to improve patient care. Rati-Fi® is a fully-digital system that stores a recording of the patient-doctor consultation and a copy of the signed consent form on a HIPAA-compliant server.

How secure is the Private Health Information (PHI) stored in Rati-Fi®?

All Private Health Information (PHI) gathered by Rati-Fi® is encrypted, stored online, and secured with Microsoft Azure HIPAA-compliant cloud services.

Will Rati-Fi® integrate with my existing systems?

The Rati-Fi® mHealth technology simply and seamlessly integrates with most major practice management software and electronic health records systems using the Rati-Fi ConnectTM HL7 interface. Our developers manage the easy integration process for you, so you’re not required to free up staff to get Rati-Fi® up and running.

Is Rati-Fi® available in multiple languages?

The Rati-Fi® app and videos are available in English and Spanish – and can also be translated into 120 other languages upon request.

Who provides the Rati-Fi® System?

Rati-Fi® was created by Rational Surgical Solutions, which was founded by a physician and is staffed by an experienced team seeking mHealth solutions to the problems facing healthcare. We are committed to improving patient care through technology.

What other products and services does Rational Surgical Solutions offer?

The company is developing a portfolio of products that will help healthcare providers leverage mHealth technology to improve patient care and education; revolutionize the informed consent process; increase the efficiency of healthcare; and reduce costs.