In November of last year, a patient in Hefei, eastern China’s Anhui Province, went to a community health center and was diagnosed with arrhythmia by doctor He Qi. He strongly suggested that the patient undergo coronary angiography at a superior hospital as his AI assistant gave a different diagnosis.
The result showed that the AI was correct. The patient actually suffered from coronary heart disease. The AI medical assistant, a product launched in March 2018 by China’s AI firm iFlytek Co., Ltd, is becoming an important partner for grassroots doctors to make the diagnosis in rural China. With a strong learning capability, the AI system mastered the knowledge in 53 medical textbooks and 400,000 authoritative medical literature. It passed the written test of the national qualification exam for clinical practitioners with excellent results that beat 95 percent of the 530,000 candidates in August 2017. It is also ceaselessly learning the most up-to-date medical knowledge.
“The application of AI medical assistants has significantly shortened the time and improved the success rate for grassroots doctors to make diagnoses,” said He. According to Tao Xiaodong, CEO of iFlyHealth, after being applied in four counties and a district in Anhui, the AI medical assistant has made more than 1.5 million auxiliary diagnoses. “It can help confirm over 900 diseases at health centers at the grassroots level with an accuracy rate of 97 percent,” said Tao. As of March, this year, the product has been applied in almost 1,200 clinics and health centers across the country.
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