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Constantly overloaded, Central Oncology Hospital welcomes thousands of patients every day from across the country. Being a specialized medical institution it takes care of all types of cancer.
IBM WFO Artificial intelligence …
To improve diagnosis and treatment, the hospital has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system called IBM WFO (Watson for Oncology In English). Watson is an artificial intelligence computer program designed by IBM to answer questions posed in natural language.
It analyzes 300 medical journals, 200 textbooks and 15 million pages of documents on cancer worldwide.
Pr.-Dr. Lee Van Kwang, deputy director of Central Oncology Hospital, said the application of AI helps doctors quickly identify key information from a patient’s medical record, present relevant evidence and explore treatment options, especially for early-stage breast and lung cancer.
With the foundation of “cloud computing”, the system is not only capable of understanding questions but also answering them in less than three seconds, while determining the level of accuracy of its answers and analyzing less than 200 million natural languages. Pages listed in his memory. “This system helps young doctors in particular, who have not yet had the opportunity to study abroad, to learn about advanced medical practices.” P Sharer.-Dr. Le Van Kwang.
However, according to him, in order to use it more effectively, physicians must have a good level of foreign language.
… electronic monitoring software
Although a district-level medical institution, Van Don District Polyclinic, Kwang Ninh Province (North), has implemented electronic observation software on an experimental basis. This simplifies the administrative formalities.
A hospital official explained that in the past, physicians had to spend a lot of time waiting for mediators to register medical records or get patients test results. With this electronic monitoring software, prescribing and dispensing drugs is easier and, above all, faster.
Pr.-Dr. Deanh Van Han, dean of the National Institute for Burn Treatment, believes that the application of AI will effectively help medical sector activities such as training, diagnosis and treatment, thus increasing the productivity and efficiency of medical examinations as well as reducing clinical errors.
“In the case of diagnosis and treatment, the application of AI may partially replace some of the functions of physicians and help them make more accurate diagnoses.”, He said. According to many medical and IT experts, AI will bring in part of its beneficial effects, thus changing the future medical landscape.
The most widely applied applications in this sector include electronic medical records, disease prevention and early detection software; Diagnosis based on analysis of medical imaging on 4D devices; Virtual nurse; Or the study of new drugs, to name but a few.
A revolution for the healthcare sector
|Hanoi Central Oncology Hospital uses IBM WFO artificial intelligence system to treat cancer. Photo: WB / CVN|
Regarding the application of AI in the health sector, Pham Juan Viet, deputy head of the information technology department at the Ministry of Health, said that in Vietnam, some hospitals have already installed many AI software on a trial basis, thus facilitating. Formalities are performed by patients.
In order not to be overwhelmed, the healthcare sector in Vietnam must promote the application of AI. Thus the Ministry of Health provides favorable conditions for Vietnamese companies to study, develop and apply AI in this sector.
It therefore urges companies to conduct research and development activities on these applications in medical practice. According to Professor Nguyên Tiên Dung (University of Toulouse, France), an AI expert in medicine, AI is changing the worldview in all its aspects. “AI will help reduce the cost of medical examinations by half and increase the efficiency of examinations and treatments by 40%. ” He added. For the United States only, Nguyên Tiên Dung mentioned: “Over the next ten years, AI could help them save about $ 150 billion each year.”
According to a report by American company Marketsandmarket, the AI market is growing at more than 36 percent per year. Among the sectors, medicine has the most advanced and has the largest number of applications dedicated to AI.
Marketsand-Market statistics show that the AI in the pharmaceutical market is growing at a rate of 50% per year and could increase from $ 2.1 billion in 2018 to $ 36 billion in 2025.
“However, even the deep application of AI in the medical field can never replace doctors.” Frankly P concludesr. Nguyen Tien Dang.