[Tide Yangtze River Delta] Medical innovation guarantees the bottom line, and the electronic medical records of 80 million people in Jiangsu are all here

  Chinanews client, Nanjing, October 16th (Zuo Yukun) When we came to the hospital, the doctors only needed to move their fingers to call up our previous medical conditions and medical information, which is helpful for improving the efficiency of doctors and assisting doctors. Patient communication plays a very big role.

Have you ever wondered where all our electronic medical records are stored?

  On the 15th, the "Tide Yangtze River Delta · When Co-construction is in Progress" thematic network communication activity interview team came to the National Health and Medical Big Data (East) Center in Nanjing, Jiangsu.

This is the largest gene sequencing center in Asia, the largest big data center with the strongest storage and supercomputing capabilities in the domestic life and health industry, and the first tens of millions of automated biological sample centers in East China.

The biological sample bank of the National Health and Medical Big Data (Eastern) Center.

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Big Data Center: "Internet + Medical" database

  As the core functional area of ​​the National Health and Medical Big Data (Eastern) Center, the Big Data Center has a storage capacity of 55PB, a computing scale of 35,000 cores+, and a computing peak of 2340Tflop/s, ranking seventh in China and number one in the life and health industry.

Provide medical, life science, applied mathematics, information control and other interdisciplinary research platforms for health data development institutions.

  What is the role of such a large amount of data?

"At present, under the guidance of the Provincial Health Commission, the Eastern Center has built a health statistics cloud platform for the Jiangsu Provincial Health Commission to meet the needs of our province in medical and health big data governance, mining, and scientific research." Nanjing Jiangbei New Area Biomedical Public Xie Kehui, the commercial director of the service platform, said that the current electronic medical record data of more than 80 million people in Jiangsu Province, including data during the new crown epidemic, are stored in the center.

The database of the National Health and Medical Big Data (Eastern) Center.

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  In September 2019, Nanjing Jiangbei New Area Smart Health Platform was officially launched, covering medical data of nearly 200 medical service institutions in Nanjing area and all residents of the directly managed streets in Jiangbei New Area. The establishment of electronic diagnosis and treatment data real-time collection and management, and artificial intelligence to facilitate the people Civilian application to promote the development of "Internet + medical and health" in Nanjing area.

  "The management and operation of these data will effectively support our province's public health care and epidemic prevention and control work." Xie Kehui said that these data have very significant value, and the center is currently cooperating with some pharmaceutical companies to explore data applications.

Gene sequencing: a safe haven for medical risks

  The gene sequencing platform of the National Health and Medical Big Data (East) Center is the largest gene sequencing center in Asia. It has 40 most advanced high-throughput sequencers in the world and more than 1,600 sets of laboratory equipment.

  In March 2020, based on the eastern central biological sample bank, to promote the open sharing of national human genetic resource information, the biomedicine centralized supervision and public service platform explored and constructed in the Nanjing area of ​​the Jiangsu Free Trade Zone was selected as the State Council’s service trade development and innovation development Pilot best case.

Testing equipment of the National Health and Medical Big Data (Eastern) Center.

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  What effect does gene sequencing have on our lives?

Xie Kehui cited a few examples: non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of pregnant women, pre-targeted drug testing for cancer patients, and even genetic disease screening all require the support of gene sequencing technology.

  "This year, about 40% of the gene sequencing in the country is done here." Xie Kehui said.

Biobank: Ballast Stone for Innovative Research

  The negative 2 floor of the National Health and Medical Big Data (East) Center is where the biological sample library is located. Because the equipment is relatively heavy, it must be placed at the bottom.

In 2018, the National Health Commission approved Nanjing Jiangbei New Area to undertake the construction of the Jiangsu Innovation Center, a national human genetic resource sharing service platform, to promote the open sharing of biological sample resources.

  At present, the Jiangsu Innovation Center has completed 21 genetic resource banks and 2.48 million samples have been submitted.

As the infrastructure support of the Jiangsu Innovation Center, the platform has built a -80℃ automated storage biological sample library with a sample storage capacity of 10 million copies.

The sample tube of the National Health and Medical Big Data (Eastern) Center Biobank.

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  The sample bank stores mainly blood, body fluids and other samples.

A QR code is printed on the bottom of each sample tube, which stores all the information of the sample, and the storage price is not expensive.

  "The capacity of each sample tube is between 0.2-8ml, the most commonly used is 0.5ml, which costs only 10 yuan a year; there are 1.5ml, the price is 17 yuan a year." Xie Kehui introduced.

  The construction of the biobank has also played a considerable role in promoting the centralized supervision and rapid import of high-risk materials.

As one of the 20 best practice cases of the State Council’s Office of Trade and Services in 2020, the platform will cooperate with the customs department to build a centralized supervision and rapid import platform for high-risk materials such as biological samples to achieve rapid customs clearance, centralized supervision and storage development of imported samples.

  Specifically, under the guidance of Nanjing Customs and Jinling Customs, the platform simplified the approval procedures, built customs declaration, inspection and centralized inspection channels, and realized the “one-stop” innovative supervision service model of port release-platform centralized inspection-follow-up supervision.