Rational Surgical Solutions integrates Merck Manual of Medicine into Surgery CareSite™

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Rational Surgical Solutions (RSS), a leader in digital patient education and patient engagement tools, has signed an agreement with the Merck Manual of Medicine to incorporate access to the digital version of the patient-facing Merck Manual into the company’s Surgery CareSite™ portal with a search widget and a link. First published in 1899, the Merck Manual remains the global standard in medical reference for doctors, students and consumers.

“We are very excited to add this trusted educational resource to our Patient CareSite™,” said Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, RSS CEO & Founder. “It is an excellent way to further enhance the patient and caregiver experience because the Merck Manual offers high-quality, text-based and diagrammatic medical information.” RSS’s Patient CareSite features videos from MedSelfEd’s PreOp® and PostCare™ Centers that use medical illustrations, animations and plain language to describe complex medical procedures.

“Merck Manuals are one of the world’s most widely-used medical information resources,” said Melissa Adams, Director of  Merck Publishing. “We are committed to making the best current medical information accessible to up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients by 2020. We are pleased to partner with companies like Rational Surgical Solutions, which are also working to educate and engage patients about their care.”

About Merck Manuals

The Merck Manuals are editorially independent so they can best report current medical diagnosis and treatment. The Manuals are the product of a collaboration between hundreds of medical experts worldwide, an independent editorial board of peer reviewers, and our editorial staff of physicians and professional medical writers. Merck manuals and its online website are offered at no charge and are not supported by ads, products sales or promotions of any sort, underscoring the truth of The Manuals’ Mission Statement and its role as an educational resource.

About Rational Surgical Solutions

Rational Surgical Solutions, based in Des Moines, IA, was founded by Dr. Jonathan Fialkov, a urologist, in 2014. 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. For more information or to schedule a free demo visit: http://www.rati-fi.com.

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