Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China - 26 September 2021
1. Tilt-down of a 5G delivery robot
HEADLINE: CHINESE HOSPITAL IMPROVES MEDICAL CARE WITH 5G
2. Wide of a patient on a bed
3. Close of a nurse's smartwatch showing an inpatient is calling
4. Close of a nurse operating on her smartwatch
ANNOTATION: This hospital in Guangzhou in China is using 5G technology and smart devices to provide better patient care.
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5. Tilt-down of a smart device that monitors infusion
6. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Chen Xiaofang, nurse, department of cardiovascular medicine, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital:
NAME: Chen Xiaofang
TITLE: Nurse, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital
SUBTITLE: "Compared to the past, in routine work such as the monitoring of infusions, we are now able to save a lot of time."
7. Wide of a screen showing the real-time electrocardiogram of patients
8. Mid of He Yongcong, physician at the department of cardiovascular medicine at Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital, introducing the monitoring system
9. Close of real-time electrocardiogram of patients
ANNOTATION: More than 10,000 devices and sensors at the hospital are connected to 5G.
They collect and transmit real-time health data, like this electrocardiogram, from patients for medical staff to monitor.
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10. Pull-focus from He Yongcong to real-time electrocardiogram
11. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) He Yongcong, physician, department of cardiovascular medicine, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital:
NAME: He Yongcong
TITLE: Physician, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital
SUBTITLE: "With real-time (monitoring) like this, we can know what's going on with a patient's heart rate and can immediately give instructions."
12. Wide of Huawei equipment at the hospital's data center
13. Close of a Huawei logo
14. Close of a staffer operating on the Huawei equipment
ANNOTATION: The hospital has pledged at least 12.5 million U.S. dollars for its 5G upgrades in collaboration with Huawei.
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15. Pull-focus shot of a Huawei storage device
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China - 26 September 2021
16. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Guo Zizhong, director, Smart Hospital Business Division, China Region, Huawei:
NAME: Guo Zizhong
TITLE: Director of China Smart Hospital Business Division, Huawei
SUBTITLE: "It (5G) has the three characteristics of large bandwidth, low latency, and massive connections. And in fact, when it comes to the adaptation of the three characteristics, the medical field is a very good match with them among all walks of life."
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China - 26 September 2021
17. Various of a medical worker selecting network on a computer
18. Wide of Tian Junzhang, president, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital, introducing the hospital's cloud computing center "smart brain"
ANNOTATION: The heart of the hospital's 5G network is a cloud computing center that processes and analyzes a massive amount of health data.
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19. Close of a screen of the "smart brain" showing the Internet-connected devices and alerts on one floor of the hospital
20. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Tian Junzhang, president, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital:
NAME: Tian Junzhang
TITLE: President, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital
SUBTITLE: "So I think it's a necessary means and method for the digital transformation of hospitals in the future. It will improve the efficiency of hospitals."
21. Various of people in the hospital
ANNOTATION: Huawei's collaboration with the healthcare industry shows the Chinese tech giant's effort to create new revenue streams under U.S. sanctions.
A hospital in southern China's Guangdong Province is using 5G and IoT technologies to collect, transmit and monitor more data in real time, allowing healthcare workers to provide better medical service for patients.
Guangdong Second Provincial Hospital, in the provincial capital of Guangzhou, has deployed more than 10,000 smart devices and sensors to enable faster diagnosis and better allocation of medical resources to save time and more lives with the help of Huawei's next-generation network (5G).
In the hospital's 5G-enabled wards, sensors and wearable devices like smartwatches are being used to collect information about patients' health conditions and the treatment they receive, allowing healthcare workers to work more efficiently.
For example, the infusion monitor tells nurses about the progress and speed of an intravenous infusion in real time, and will send an alert to the smartwatches worn by the nurses if the infusion is happening too fast or when a bag of fluid is running out.
"Compared to the past, in routine work such as the monitoring of infusions, we're now able to save a lot of time," said Chen Xiaofang, a nurse at the department of cardiovascular medicine of the hospital.
Patients also wear a smart wristband that they can use to call for help when they are feeling unwell, and the wristband can send an alert automatically to nurses when it detects an emergency like a patient falling.
The hospital's 5G network also includes robots that deliver medicine and disinfect hospital facilities, saving a lot of time and energy for medical workers who used to have to do these manually, according to Chen.
Real-time monitoring and quicker diagnoses, brought by 5G, are transforming the way that medical care is provided to inpatients at the hospital.
He Yongcong, a physician at the hospital's cardiovascular medicine department, is now able to monitor his patients' heart rate in real time, send an alert once there are abnormal signs and react to any medical emergencies upon occurrence.
"With real-time (monitoring) like this, we can know what's going on with a patient's heart rate and can immediately give instructions," said He.
5G is an ultra-fast wireless technology that has little lag time and can support a massive number of smart devices connected to the internet simultaneously. The current mainstream technology, 4G, is slower at transmitting data and can support fewer devices.
"It (5G) has the three characteristics of large bandwidth, low latency, and massive connections. And in fact, when it comes to the adaptation of the three characteristics, the medical field is a very good match with them among all walks of life," said Guo Zizhong, director of Huawei's Smart Hospital Business Division in China.
The core of the hospital's 5G network is a cloud computing center called "smart brain" that processes and analyzes all the data collected by the 12,000 internet-connected devices at the hospital, which helps improve its management, according to Tian Junzhang, President of Guangdong Second Provincial Hospital.
Powered by 5G technologies, artificial intelligence algorithms as well as big data analysis, the "smart brain" provides information such as real-time data about traffic flows, status of medical facilities and analyses of the hospital's assets.
70 servers and 10 storage devices are being used to process the one petabyte (1,000 terabytes or one million gigabytes) of data that the "smart brain" involves.
"I think it's a necessary means and method for the digital transformation of hospitals in the future. It will improve the efficiency of hospitals," said Tian.
The hospital is planning to invest 80 million yuan to 100 million yuan in a three-year program for 5G upgrades in collaboration with Huawei, the world's largest supplier of 5G technology equipment.
Huawei is the world's No. 2 smart phone maker, but the company has been trying to create new revenue streams that might offset damage to its smart phone business brought by U.S. sanctions.
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