•Delphi XE4 has been adopted by Hitachi Medical Computer Systems' development units •The tablet app is a cross-device, cross-platform development project based on an earlier-launched Windows version •Development of the iPad version started in
DELTA View is a software system that enables a dentist to receive "informed consent" by presenting medical information to a patient. DELTA View is a Presentation Image Viewer used by dentists to display X-ray images. The Windows version was adopted by more than 400 dental clinics within six months of its release in 2012. The iPad version was developed in response to dentists who also wanted to use the app on tablets. Delphi XE4 (released
Hitachi Medical Computer Systems chose Delphi XE4 for the productivity of its visual development environment (which shortened development time to one-third of its conventional development times), the high performance enabled by its approach to native code, and its advanced application framework for creating stylish, responsive user interfaces. As a result, Delphi XE4 has now been adopted by Hitachi Medical Computer Systems' dental solutions development unit.
Development of the iPad version commenced in
"The majority of dental treatment takes place chairside," said
Many medical support systems, such as conventional electronic medical records systems and X-ray image viewers, have been developed for the Windows platform. However, there is an increasing demand for tablet versions that allow information to be easily shown to patients. This does not mean that the tablet will replace conventional Windows versions. Rather, there is a need for both a Windows version -- used primarily to make entries -- and a tablet version for searching and displaying data. Because Delphi XE4 enables development for both Windows and iPad devices, the same code can be used for both devices, while at the same time enabling the ability to fine tune the code to each device. This means the number of man-hours and the costs required for multi-device app development can be reduced significantly.
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