AI for Healthy Cities
Harnessing data, tech, and AI for cardiovascular health
Novartis Foundation and Foreign Policy hosted a series of conversations on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78) to explore how artificial intelligence and data science could be harnessed to address cardiovascular population health in urban environments around the world.
By 2050, urban areas are projected to accommodate 70% of the global population, a shift that could mean increased pollution and stress, limited access to quality food and physical activity, and rising health inequities, all of which adversely affect population health outcomes. At the same time, cities generate vast amounts of data that, if properly analyzed, can provide valuable insights to aid urban health planning and policy development.
How could we leverage data science and partnerships to transform the urban cardiovascular health landscape, particularly in underserved areas, and help cities become more effective drivers of population health? Is it possible to leverage the power of data and advanced analytics to better understand, and effectively address, the social, economic, and environmental factors impacting cardiovascular health?
This session, inspired by the Novartis Foundation’s AI4HealthyCities initiative and the Data Collaborative on Health System performance, shed light on how partnerships around data could transform health systems from being reactive care systems to becoming proactive, predictive and ultimately preventive health systems that keep populations healthy.