Rational Surgical Solutions introduced its Rati-Fi(r) Informed Consent System at the HIMSS Conference in Las Vegas. The company helps physicians, surgeons, and advanced practitioners leverage technology to improve patient care by offering transformative and proprietary process technologies that facilitate a secure, mobile workspace.
“In today’s medical environment, patient education and communication is critical to obtaining informed consent,” said Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, Founder and CEO. “Multiple studies have shown that many people remember only 20-30% of what they are told shortly after informed consent is administered. This can result in confusion, poor patient satisfaction, and in some cases, opens the door to malpractice suits.” Dr. Fialkov explained that $6.4 billion is spent annually by malpractice insurance companies to defend malpractice claims against physicians and that a 2012 study by CRICO identified that communications factors were identified in 42% of the cases they reviewed.
“To better educate patients, streamline the procedure, and greatly reduce the chance of malpractice claims, RSS developed the Rati-Fi Informed Consent System,” said Fialkov. The Rati-Fi System is an mHealth-ready, patent-pending system that improves patient education and comprehension for both pre-treatment and post-care using high-quality medical animations to explain treatment options, a brief quiz to test for comprehension and a video-based informed consent process that records the conversation with the doctor and stores the video and a PDF of the signed file securely in the cloud. A patient satisfaction survey is also included in the process. The iPad-based program is intuitive and easy to use.
The Rati-Fi system was launched in November of 2015. Physicians and patients involved with beta testing of the product at the Iowa Clinic have reported significant improvements in patient satisfaction and comprehension. Visit www.rati-fi.com for more information.