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This can be accomplished by such methods as (often include enabling two-factor authentication for remote network access)(not an inclusive list):
1) Direct Citrix access to your server and treatment planning system: https://www.citrix.com/solutions/healthcare/
2) RSA SecurID which gives highly secure VPN access to your server and treatment planning system. A user must enter a personal PIN to ensure that unsecured access is not granted: https://www.rsa.com/en-us/products/rsa-securid-suite/rsa-securid-access
3) Imprivata ID which gives highly secure VPN access to your server and treatment planning system . A user must use their fingerprint on their device to ensure that unsecured access is not granted: https://www.imprivata.com/remote-access
4) VMWare Horizon which via personal password grants access to a local on-site desktop. Access to the treatment planning system is granted via the on-site desktop: https://www.vmware.com/ca/products/horizon.html
Unlike other dosimetry companies that require that you send them DICOM files for them to calculate your plans, we will NEVER be in possession of your legally protected and highly sensitive patient information on our systems. We calculate YOUR radiation treatment plans on YOUR radiation treatment planning system with YOUR commissioned linear accelerator beam data. We are never required to have your beam data for us to help you!
Once we learn Radiation Oncologist preferences and department requirements, we are ready to securely login to your treatment planning system. The dosimetrists at Remote Dosimetrist will work with your pre-existing departmental dosimetry worksheets with your specific objectives for target volumes and constraints for nearby sensitive organs.
We aim to provide the highest quality remote dosimetry services to prevent bottlenecks during staff vacancies or unexpected spikes in patient volume. In some cases, we have filled the gap/need of a 0.6FTE at a significantly lower cost than an actual on-site 0.6FTE.