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French Oncology Center Prevents Errors Via RFID

Riviera Hospital, a new oncology center in Switzerland, provides radiotherapy treatments to 30 to 42 patients daily. To ensure that every patient receives the proper therapy specific to his condition, the center opened for business with an RFID-based solution already in place. The solution enables the facility to treat patients at a rate of 10 to 15 minutes each—a decrease from the more typical 15 to 20 minutes per patient required without RFID technology, the center's management estimates. But more importantly, says Marc Pachoud, Riviera Hospital's medical physicist and radiotherapy group leader, linking an ID number on a patient's ID card with the IDs of any treatment devices used on that individual provides assurance that no patient receives inappropriate therapy. - See more at:

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