Zhong Nanshan’s team and Tencent set up a joint laboratory to use AI technology to prevent and control epidemics

Lei Feng.com news, on February 27, the team of Academician Zhong Nanshan and Tencent announced a cooperation to jointly establish a joint laboratory for big data and artificial intelligence to jointly fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic. The two sides will use big data and artificial intelligence to carry out screening, prevention and early warning of epidemics, respiratory diseases and chest diseases.

According to reports, the joint laboratory of big data and artificial intelligence relies on the National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Diseases, the State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases, and the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health led by the team of Academician Zhong Nanshan, combined with Tencent’s internal medical and health department, Tianyan The Internet medical service capabilities of the laboratory and other teams, as well as big data and artificial intelligence technology, are led by Academician Zhong Nanshan himself, He Jianxing, President of Guangzhou Respiratory Health Research Institute, Wu Wenda, Vice President of Tencent Medical, and Liu Yu, Vice President of Tencent Medical respectively. As the deputy director of the laboratory.

Lei Feng.com learned that using big data and artificial intelligence and other Internet technologies, the two teams will carry out scientific research cooperation in three areas: epidemic screening, artificial intelligence medical imaging, and epidemic prediction and early warning.

Establishing an online and offline screening mechanism for diseases and timely detection of high-risk groups is the key to effective epidemic prevention and control.

In response to epidemics such as new coronary pneumonia, influenza, hand, foot and mouth and respiratory diseases, the two teams will build a screening mechanism that connects online and offline: through the “Tencent Health” applet and other Internet service platforms, high-risk groups will be screened and given medical guidance. At the same time, it cooperates with offline fever clinics, community primary health service institutions and medical institutions to assist in the screening, prediction and prevention of epidemics.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Tencent opened the “Medical Health” service to users across the country on the WeChat “Payment” page, and provided all WeChat users with epidemic updates, medical science popularization, self-diagnosis and self-examination, and online free consultation through the “Tencent Health” applet. , fever clinic map and other practical epidemic tools.

In the second aspect, for the screening of whole lung and chest diseases such as new coronary pneumonia, common pneumonia, and lung cancer, artificial intelligence-assisted reading will also play a role. The two parties will combine X-ray, CT imaging and other inspection reports to further study the interpretation and screening technology of artificial intelligence for whole lung diseases.

At present, artificial intelligence CT equipment equipped with Tencent AI medical imaging and Tencent cloud technology has been successfully deployed in Hubei’s largest makeshift hospital. In addition to the 3,690-bed Wuhan Rihai Fangcai Hospital, the first batch of equipment has also landed in Wuhan Union Medical College West Hospital and Honghu City People’s Hospital. AI algorithms can help doctors identify new coronary pneumonia in just a few seconds, which will greatly relieve the pressure of insufficient local CT screening capabilities.

The third aspect is that the development of the new crown pneumonia epidemic has entered a new stage. How to do a good job in the prevention and control of future epidemics?

The team of Academician Zhong Nanshan and Tencent will also use artificial intelligence to assist clinical decision-making technology to carry out multi-center clinical research across the country, establish a nationwide disease reporting, prediction and early warning system, and assist in clinical diagnosis and treatment plan decision-making, follow-up, efficacy evaluation and prognosis evaluation.

This morning, at the special news briefing on epidemic prevention and control held at Guangzhou Medical University, Academician Zhong Nanshan also said, “According to our team’s addition of influencing factors on the basis of the traditional model, after the strong national intervention and the elimination of the return peak after the Spring Festival, the predicted peak should be It was close to the end of February in mid-February. On February 15, the numbers really came down. We are closer to the forecast value of foreign authorities. We have the information, and it is basically under control by the end of April.” Lei Feng.com

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