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Integrating Artificial Intelligence In Treating Patients In Shanghai Hospitals

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A problem with the large number of patients in China is that doctors get tired, especially those working in the radiology department who must examine hundreds of x-rays and other images. Both the cancer center and Shanghai No. 10 People’s Hospital looked to artificial intelligence (AI) technology for a solution.

“It takes a doctor, senior or junior, at least five minutes to examine a CT scan of a patient’s lung to detect nodules,” said Tang Guangping, head of the radiology department of the hospital. “Sometimes there are so many it can take more than 30 minutes.” Tang has lost count of how many images he has to look at every day. “A single missed nodule could lead to a fatal tragedy,” said Tang.

Last year, an AI system was developed, which can detect possible nodules in an instant. “The only problem now is that the system is too sensitive,” said Qiu Yuyou, a doctor from the hospital’s radiology department. “More than often the ‘nodules’ are blood veins.” Qiu said their job then became to eliminate wrong detections. “But it’s better a false alarm than an actual nodule being missed,” said Qiu.

The hospital has also deployed a patient first contact mini diagnosis lab in its emergency lobby. A patient sits in the egg-shaped machine which carries out basic preview checks for such things as blood pressure and body temperature. Yesterday, a 24-year-old man surnamed Wang felt chest pain and started to sweat. He went to the No. 10 hospital and a nurse guided him to the machine. The machine asked some simple questions such as where does it hurt and how long has it lasted. This information was relayed to a doctor who was prepared for the consultation with Wang.

Peng Hu, head of the hospital’s emergency treatment department, said the hospital is planning to showcase these technologies at the AI conference so that more people will come to understand them. “The cost of these technologies is quite high,” said Peng. “The more people know about the artificial intelligent medical system, the more likely it is for us to further promote it.”

The artificial intelligence such as cloud, 5G, IoT, AR, etc. lead people to explore the undiscovered smart world, benefiting all humankind. The integration of high technology boosts the cost of health insurance accordingly. For example, the premiums of OPT insurance (aka opt保险), H-1B insurance (aka h1b 保险) in America have increased at least 15%, said a manager at a top health insurance enterprise in San Francisco.

Artificial intelligence is the inevitable tendency in the future world. Let’s think in this way: because of the integration of high technology, the benefits, for example, of international student medical insurance (aka 留学生 医疗保险) will be better. Admittedly, everything has both positive and negative effects. The high cost might result in students waiving university insurance in the US (aka waive 美国大学保险) due to unaffordability.

In Recommended Health Insurance for International Students, the author pointed out the potential problem with the increasing cost of visitor insurance in the United States (aka 美国 探亲保险) of international students and their dependents’ F-2 insurance (aka f2 保险). Intriguingly, in the second-to-last paragraph, the author transited to praise the usage of artificial intelligence technology in China.

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