(Yicai Global) Aug. 7 -- Internet behemoth Tencent Holdings will unite with healthcare information service provider B-Soft to promote the application of artificial intelligence image recognition technology Tencent has developed in medical information management platforms.
This is part of the strategic cooperation framework agreement signed between Shenzhen-based Tencent's wholly-owned subsidiary Shenzhen Tencent Computer System and B-Soft, which formed in 1997 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, the software firm said in a statement yesterday.
The two will introduce Tencent Miying, an AI-aided medical imaging app into the health information platform of Zhongshan, a city in South China's Guangdong province, to build a medical imaging access and consulting service platform for residents and a remote diagnosis and treatment service system for medical and health institutions, per the agreement. They will also promote the technology to internet hospitals, cashless hospitals, commercial insurance claim centers and insurance agents and brokers.
Tencent Miying is Tencent's open AI product, which is used to assist doctors' diagnoses and in early cancer screening.
The parties will jointly develop value-added products based on internet technologies such as Tencent Miying and smart hospitals to build support platforms for hospitals and primary health care institutions to engage in AI fee-based services. They will also set up joint research and development teams in pilot medical institutions and work with experts to develop innovative products that meet actual work flows, per the statement.
The pair will also cooperate to apply Tencent's smart hospitals, artificial intelligence, face recognition, Tencent's third-party WeChat payment app and other technologies to develop a smart card product for Zhongshan's municipal government to integrate residents' social insurance and hospital medical treatment, the statement added.
B-Soft is a publicly traded company that provides digital technology services to health organizations. Its customers are mainly medical institutions such as hospitals. It also signed a smart medical cooperation agreement with internet giant Alibaba's affiliated Ant Financial Services Group in June and cooperated with NetEase and UEC Group in this field.
Editor: Ben Armour