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China’s first big data research centre for children, which has already collected information on over 200,000 children, has been set up in the central Hubei Province to improve their health.The center, established by Wuhan University and a Beijing-based paediatric technology firm in Wuhan, capital of Hubei, aims to develop a more complete medical care system for children in disease prevention, diagnosis and personalised treatment.
It has collected information on more than 200,000 children in 70 hospitals across the seven provinces of Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Anhui and Sichuan. The officials said, the collection will expand to 300 hospitals by 2017 and 1,000 by 2020.
The research centre said it will develop into a national cloud platform for children’s health information, offering standards on personalized medical care and clinical treatment.