Buffalo General Medical Center to Pilot Rati-Fi® Patient Education and Informed Consent Technology
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Rational Surgical Solutions (RSS), a leading healthcare technology provider, today announced Buffalo, N.Y.-based hospital, Buffalo General Medical Center, will pilot Rati-Fi® Health technology platform to help improve patient care and satisfaction at its facilities.
“We’re excited to pilot this new technology in an effort to improve our patients’ experience,” said Chris Lane, president at Buffalo General Medical Center. “We strive to provide the most innovative technology, and Rati-Fi® combines both patient education and informed consent so our providers can focus on giving our patients the best care experience possible.”
Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) has been ranked 11th by U.S. News & World Report for Best Hospitals in New York State and first in the Western New York.
“Buffalo General Medical Center and RSS have a shared vision for using cutting-edge technology to optimize patient outcomes, improve patient experience, mitigate risk and maximize efficiency,” said Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, RSS president and founder. “We are excited for the opportunity to demonstrate how Rati-Fi® can help the largest healthcare provider in Western New York continue to improve its patient-provider care experience.”
Rati-Fi® is mHealth mobile app technology that improves pre- and post-care patient education and streamlines the surgical consent process. Rati-Fi uses high-quality medical animations to explain treatment options as well as short true-or-false comprehension quizzes to ensure the patient and their families feel comfortable and prepared for their upcoming procedure. This technology also allows the patient to electronically sign their surgical consent which then interfaces directly into Kaleida Health’s electronic medical record. Rati-Fi enhances the informed consent process by allowing the Center to record the doctor patient conversation, which stores a video of the consultation and a copy of the signed consent file securely in the cloud. As a result, patients and their caregivers can review the consultation and discharge instructions at any time to make better, more informed choices about their medical treatment and recovery.
About Rational Surgical Solutions
Rational Surgical Solutions, based in Des Moines, IA, was founded by urologist Dr. Jonathan Fialkov in 2014 to help healthcare providers leverage technology to improve patient care. The company’s products include mobile apps designed to revolutionize the informed consent process; increase the efficiency of healthcare providers; and reduce costs. Rati-Fi® is available for organizations of all sizes, including multi-specialty groups, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and large healthcare systems. For more information or to schedule a free demo visit: http://www.rati-fi.com.
About Buffalo General Medical Center
Buffalo General Medical Center has 457 beds and is the largest Kaleida Health facility. It provides a wide spectrum of clinical inpatient departments and outpatient services, and its specialized programs include: cardiac services, general surgery (including robotics), bariatrics, orthopedics, urology, vascular services, gastroenterology, rehabilitation medicine and neurology.
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