Especially in radiation treatment, it is important for the right patient to receive the right treatment since patient identification errors may have serious consequences.
For maximum certainty, the patient is identified through fingerprints. This reduces the risk of forgotten identification cards or mixed-up names. Thanks to constant further improvements, the functionality today is of unquestionably superb quality.
Fingerprint-based identification requires storage of a
high-quality fingerprint alongside other patient data. The
fingerprint is registered during treatment planning.
Basic patient information is stored in the treatment system
linked to Deltabit Medi, such as Aria or Mosaiq, so Deltabit
Medi Manager is used only for managing patients’ fingerprints.
The whole fingerprint registration process is very simple and
takes only 1–3 minutes.
Check-in at the waiting room
With Deltabit Medi Waiting Room, patients can check in for their treatment session. Checking in is simple with this application: the patient touches the fingerprint reader and check-in is complete. When the patient has checked in, the information is registered in the treatment system’s scheduler application automatically and the personnel can readily see who is waiting in the waiting room.
Verification of patient identity
The patient is identified before each treatment session,
typically at the entrance to the linear accelerator room.
When a patient’s treatment plan is opened in the treatmentdelivery
system, the Deltabit Medi Identification application
automatically enters identification mode. When a correct
fingerprint is identified, the linear accelerator may be started.