With the continuous development of artificial intelligence and digital technology, the medical industry is gradually approaching intelligence, decentralization and precision, and these new technologies are also deeply restructuring the medical industry. From medical imaging-assisted diagnosis, disease prediction, health management to hospital informatization construction and the building of smart hospitals, digital technology is playing an increasingly important role, bringing more intelligent, efficient and accurate diagnosis and treatment methods to improve the current medical industry. Uneven distribution of resources, shortage of medical staff, fragmentation of medical IT systems, etc.
In recent years, Intel has worked together with many partners to actively promote the innovative integration of artificial intelligence and the digital medical industry. It has launched many innovative solutions in medical testing, medical diagnosis, remote consultation and hospital informatization. For example, Intel and Huiyi Huiying launched a breast cancer AI full-cycle health management system, and jointly built a precision medical platform with BGI. In the process of promoting digital medical care, Intel, with its advantages in software and hardware, as well as a wealth of products and solutions, helps to upgrade traditional medical equipment, improve diagnostic efficiency, and promote the development of precision medicine. At the same time, Intel assists in building a smart hospital, improving the efficiency of hospital IT operation and maintenance, and promoting the development of hospital management to informatization and intelligence.
In the current medical field, there are problems such as lack of doctors and insufficient inspection equipment, so there is a strong market demand for the use of artificial intelligence to assist medical diagnosis. In order to promote the wide application of artificial intelligence in practical work and life, Intel has launched the Intel® OpenVINO artificial intelligence application development software toolkit, which is based on the Intel Xeon series processor, Intel FPGA and Intel Movidius visual processor combined hardware platform , providing a highly flexible, comprehensive AI product portfolio and a variety of optimized end-to-end complete solutions. Based on this solution, partners in the medical field can give full play to their expertise in their respective fields to promote the implementation and further development of artificial intelligence in smart medical care.
lCPU+AI drives the upgrade of traditional medical care
Medical diagnosis is an important part of the medical process. The application of artificial intelligence solutions in medical diagnosis equipment will greatly improve the efficiency and accuracy of medical diagnosis. Deploying products such as Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel OpenVINO Toolkit, and more can increase deployment flexibility and control the cost of large-scale deployments.
Lepu AI-ECG Technology
Lepu Medical focuses on the development and design of digital electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnostic equipment and services suitable for clinical and home use using deep learning technology. Lepu Medical uses Intel solutions to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) deployment of next-generation ECG diagnostic equipment and services. These include products such as the Intel Xeon family of processors, the Intel Movidius MyriadX vision processor, and the Intel OpenVINO toolkit.
Through the optimization of Intel solutions and related products, Lepu Medical has realized that a complete AI-ECG model can be deployed on any end of the cloud and device according to the needs of actual operating scenarios. It realizes that there is no need to re-migrate and optimize the Lepu AI-ECG model for different application scenarios, thus maintaining the consistency and accuracy of the model, and greatly optimizing the cost performance of the product.
The AI-ECG Platform, an artificial intelligence automatic electrocardiogram analysis and diagnosis system software independently developed by Lepu, has been approved by the FDA in the United States, CE in the European Union, and registration by the National Medical Products Administration of China (NMPA). The electric monitoring service model has provided high-quality professional medical services for cardiovascular disease patients in more than 2,000 hospitals in 31 provinces across the country.
Hisense Medical CAS Computer Assisted Surgery System
Hisense Medical CAS computer-aided surgery chest and lung system can provide an efficient, accurate and concise image reconstruction and quantitative simulation analysis system and overall solution for thoracic precision surgery, providing a powerful assistance for clinicians to quickly and accurately diagnose and formulate plans tool.
Based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel OpenVINO toolkit, Hisense Medical and Intel jointly optimized the automatic segmentation and reconstruction algorithm of chest and lung CT artificial intelligence, which greatly reduced the CAS computer-assisted surgery chest and lung within the acceptable performance index range. System deployment cost and flexibility.
Hisense CAS has achieved research and clinical results. Based on Hisense CAS, the research project “R&D, clinical application and industrialization of computer-aided surgery system based on pediatric hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery”, which Hisense cooperated with Qingdao University Affiliated Hospital and Fudan University Affiliated Pediatric Hospital, won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2019. At present, Hisense Medical CAS has been successfully used in more than 100 tertiary and above hospitals across the country, treating more than 8,000 patients with difficult diseases.
It is worth mentioning that in terms of image processing for medical diagnosis, the CPU has extremely good performance, which is very suitable for the particularity of medical scenarios. The deployment of artificial intelligence functions in hospitals is often limited to the hospital local area network, and it is difficult to use other resources in the public network. It is better to directly choose the CPU. The CPU has high adaptability. Taking the case of Hisense Medical CAS as an example, the AI algorithm running on the CPU has strong batch processing properties and less human interaction, which can allow a part of the processing time to be lost without affecting the user experience. Moreover, in addition to customized AI operations, the CPU has better performance in versatility. For example, the CPU server can effectively utilize vacant resources and provide other reading room or operating room services. There are also many application scenarios.
Computing power + solutions to help build a smart hospital
For hospital IT construction, traditional medical informatization construction can easily lead to single failures and data silos. The digital upgrade of hospitals is imminent, and with the development of the Internet and cloud computing, smart hospitals have become a trend. In assisting in the construction of smart hospitals, Intel has cooperated with partners to launch a medical cloud desktop solution for hospital information systems.
Ruijie Networks Medical Cloud Desktop Solution
Ruijie Networks is China’s leading provider of industry informatization solutions. Ruijie’s medical cloud desktop solution, on the premise of not changing the use habits of medical workers, uses the technical architecture of Intel’s Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV) and VDI (Desktop Virtual Infrastructure) front-end computing integration to provide The hospital builds a virtualized office platform based on cloud services to help the information technology department shorten the maintenance time of hospital workstations and reduce the overall cost of ownership of medical terminals.
Based on IDV, Ruijie’s medical cloud desktop solution adopts the architecture of centralized control and distributed operation, which overcomes the bottleneck problems such as difficulty in centralized management of traditional PC desktops and poor VDI desktop experience, and can take advantage of its features such as rapid deployment and remote maintenance. , to ensure the rapid launch of the medical office environment, reduce the pressure on operation and maintenance, and reduce the risk of cross-infection among staff.
Hexin Chuangtian Medical Cloud Desktop Solution
Hexin Chuangtian focuses on the field of virtualized cloud computing. It is a professional cloud desktop manufacturer integrating VOI/VDI/IDV. Intel and Hexin Chuangtian jointly launched a medical cloud desktop solution, which integrates Intel Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (Intelligent Desktop Virtualization). Desktop Virtualization (IDV) front-end computing technology provides cloud desktop solutions based on the advantages of VDI, VOI, and IDV architectures. It can effectively solve the IT operation and maintenance problems such as poor compatibility of peripherals, various types of business systems, long service life of terminal computers, large differences in hardware types, and complex network environment in the process of hospital informatization construction.
The IDV-based Hexinchuangtian medical cloud desktop solution can perform centralized operation and maintenance of thousands of terminals in the hospital, improve IT management efficiency, compatible with a variety of complex peripherals and support mobile office, which can fully ensure hospital business continuity and The terminal data is centrally stored to ensure data security and provide digital support for the construction of smart hospitals.
The medical industry has always been at the forefront of AI research and development. Frost & Sullivan, a senior American consulting firm, once concluded: “Artificial intelligence can improve medical outcomes by 50% while reducing medical costs by up to 50%.” In this change, Intel will continue to explore and explore artificial intelligence The new integration of intelligent technology and medical industry, to innovate medical diagnostic equipment and services, improve the medical work system, and cooperate with industry partners to innovate and actively practice, quickly promote the implementation of products in the field of medical artificial intelligence, and accelerate the digital upgrade of hospitals and medical care , release more data value and bring more value to society.