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Next generation public health: towards precision and fairness

Developments in big data and artificial intelligence are transforming medicine, but public health has somehow been lagging behind in embracing their potential.
In this Lancet Report they discuss how Public health policy and practice may be seen as being outpaced by rapid technological advancements in digital health, which are already being applied in the real world. Given that the choices made over the next decades will determine the success and fairness of our digital health future, now is a critical time to reflect on this digital revolution and what it means for public health.
On April 12, 2019, Next Generation Public Health was held in London, UK.
This timely meeting, co-hosted by the Fondation Botnar, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the Wellcome Trust brought together academics and digital health experts to debate how big data and artificial intelligence could enhance public health and the challenges involved.