Can COVID Data Help Us Achieve Health Equity?

Increasing evidence is coming to light of a relationship between COVID-19 and other health conditions, health disparities & social determinants of health that may bring a higher burden of illness or mortality. Understanding these factors is a vital step in the fight against the disease, but where to begin? Patient health data is stored in dissimilar registries and privacy laws prevent data sharing, which slows collaboration. Learn how the American Heart Association teamed up with data and blockchain experts to launch a challenge to researchers worldwide to investigate why certain demographics are at greater risk. We will explore how real-world data was integrated in collaborative research to bring clarity, efficiency, and results to the chaotic world of data science and healthcare equity.

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Glenn Eden

Weber Shandwick

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Jennifer Hall

American Heart Association

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Brahmajee Nallamothu MD

University of Michigan

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Paul Watson

Hitachi Vantara

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