Leveraging Data Science and Machine Learning for Optimal Global Health Outcomes
Joan LaRovere, Boston Children’s Hospital
Global health delivery continues to be one of the greatest challenges to our world community, with over 400 million of the world’s population lacking access to basic medical care and 5 billion to safe and affordable surgical care. Each year 143 million life-enhancing surgeries go unperformed in low and middle income countries due to lack of local healthcare specialists. Yet, recent developments in data science are presenting an unprecedented opportunity to unlock access to critical healthcare by creating efficient markets in healthcare delivery. In this talk Dr. LaRovere will describe how data science is utilized to identify medical deserts and areas of need and the opportunity that data science provides to match the optimal healthcare professionals and resources to those areas of need.