Deltabit appoints Rad Onc Solutions as North American Distributor
Deltabit has been developing software and fingerprint identification products since 1995. They develop keyless biometric systems that identify people in homes, businesses and health-care operations. Deltabit fingerprint readers identify people millions of times each month.
Deltabit has developed Deltabit Medi System for specific use in the Radiation Therapy setting.
“It is of clear importance for each patient to receive the right treatment. Identification based on fingerprints eliminates the risk of incorrect identification. More than a million identifications have been performed with Deltabit Medi, without a single error.” says Jukka Hosio, Managing Director, Deltabit.
Tampere University Hospital delivers radiotherapy for around 2,000 patients each year, with nearly 40,000 treatment sessions. Deltabit Medi has been in use for all radiotherapy patients since 2006, without any patient identification errors. In the past, patients’ identity was checked by asking them for their name or social security number,” says medical physicist Ani Vanhanen. This works well in most cases. However, the human aspect creates surprises. For example, there have been cases of patients pretending to be someone else in order to get a more suitable treatment schedule. With the fingerprint-based system, human error is eliminated and correct identification is documented. With the aid of the Deltabit Medi system, the possibility of treating the wrong patient has been minimized,” Vanhanen emphasizes.
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