Data science and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the delivery of health care. Health care as a sector, with all of the longitudinal data it holds on patients across their lifetimes, is positioned to take advantage of what data science and AI have to offer. The current COVID-19 pandemic has shown the benefits of sharing data globally to permit a data-driven response through rapid data collection, analysis, modelling, and timely reporting.


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Ghafur, S., Van Dael, J., Leis, M., Darzi, A. & Sheikh, A. 2020, 'Public perceptions on data sharing: key insights from the UK and the USA', The Lancet Digital Health, 2(9), pp. E444-E446. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2589-7500(20)30161-8

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