Recently, under the guidance of the Office of the Healthy China Action Promotion Committee and sponsored by People's Daily Online and People's Health, the 2021 National "Two Sessions" Healthy Chinese Round Table Forum was held in Beijing.

Experts from the medical and health field and industry guests conducted in-depth discussions on the theme of "caring for employee health and caring for early tumor screening". Among them, Zhang Ligang, founder, chairman and CEO of iKang Group, called for strengthening on the basis of protecting the privacy rights of patients. The key populations will be screened for hepatitis B and C, and the rate of early screening and diagnosis will be increased, and the general population’s awareness of prevention and treatment will be improved.

  Data shows that there are about 200 million people in my country who are exposed to occupational hazards, and occupational hazards have become an important factor affecting adult health.

And in recent years, with the continuous acceleration of my country's population aging, industrialization, and urbanization, coupled with the gradual accumulation of chronic infections, unhealthy lifestyles and other factors, the overall cancer incidence and mortality rate in my country has shown an upward trend year by year.

How to accelerate the promotion of the Healthy China Initiative, especially the promotion of the health management of the professional population, is a major problem facing the whole society.

Appeal: Above privacy, strengthen hepatitis B screening

  Zhang Ligang said that the prevention and treatment of liver cancer lies in early screening and early diagnosis, and key populations should be screened and checked as much as possible.

On the basis of protecting the privacy rights of patients, we should strengthen the screening of hepatitis B and C for key populations, increase the rate of early screening and early diagnosis, and raise the awareness of prevention and treatment of the general population.

  According to statistics, there are about 8 million people undergoing medical examinations at iKang every year, but the number of people participating in hepatitis B and hepatitis C screening is about 10%, which causes many potential patients to miss the best time for treatment.

As far as current medical technology is concerned, early intervention for liver cancer can completely achieve effective prevention and treatment, and with the emergence of new technologies, it is possible to screen for earlier hidden dangers of liver cancer in the physical examination, so as to facilitate early prevention and treatment in the later stage.

Aikang's personalized physical examination makes early screening more accurate

  In recent years, the incidence of tumors has become more and more obvious. Aiming at the problem of how to accurately achieve early detection, early diagnosis, and early treatment of people with potential cancer risks in the workplace, Zhang Ligang believes that physical examinations should be personalized according to individual differences. "Aikang took the lead in proposing a personalized physical examination program in the past few years. That is, before the physical examination, the examiner enters information such as living habits, family history, and disease history in the system, and then the big data intelligent system generates a targeted physical examination program. Of course, this Behind it is the result of multi-party argumentation by experts from the top three hospitals.

  Facts have proved that if many cancers are discovered at an early stage, the cure rate is very high.

In recent years, with the emergence and application of new technologies, it has been possible to effectively carry out accurate early screening through "BRCA1/2 genetic testing" for the high incidence of breast cancer in the female population.

  People in different positions have different disease risks. For example, people who work in air-polluted environments all year round have a significantly higher incidence of lung cancer than others.

"For high-risk occupational groups in specific industries and specific environments, it is indeed necessary to detect, intervene, and treat hidden diseases through early personalized screening." Zhang Ligang said.

Big data will play important value in future health management

  Regarding the future development direction of health management, Zhang Ligang said: "In the era of big data, the application of medical big data information is more sensitive than information such as ordering meals and booking air tickets, because it involves personal health and privacy. Regarding the prevention and control of the new crown epidemic Judging from the successful application of big data in our country, it is actually possible to find a balance to play to its greater value."

  The earliest application of artificial intelligence in the medical field was IBM Watson.

But even with advanced AI technology, the most difficult problem is to cure cancer.

Cancer treatment methods are constantly changing and improving. It is a dynamic process. Compared with disease screening and auxiliary diagnosis, tracking is obviously more difficult.

For a country like China with insufficient medical resources and a high degree of imbalance, the application of artificial intelligence in the field of early screening and diagnosis has become more and more important.

For example, the Airdoc artificial intelligence retinal imaging technology introduced by iKang is based on a huge database. Through the clinical experience of ophthalmologists, AI is used to screen for abnormalities of the fundus found in the physical examination, and inform the patient in time, and go to the specialist hospital for further Diagnosis and treatment, so as to achieve precise prevention and treatment.

"In today's era of algorithmic medicine, whether it is big data or artificial intelligence, it can be of great value in tracking, diagnosis and screening, because the system maintenance cost is very low compared to the medical labor cost, and it is accurate. The degree is getting higher and higher".

  Zhang Ligang believes that in the future, in the health examination industry, it is necessary to collect enough data first, and then analyze the data through artificial intelligence, and use dynamic digital changes to let everyone know more about their health status, so as to effectively strengthen personal health management. This is also the direction that Akcome Group continues to work hard.