Accenture (ACN) joins AI4BetterHearts, a health data collaboration

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Accenture plc ACN has joined AI4BetterHearts, a global data collaboration that uses artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to aggregate, mine and analyze heart health data to help patients, healthcare workers, healthcare system managers and decision makers to improve heart health decision making.

Accenture said its purpose behind joining the collaboration is to support and advance the prevention of cardiovascular disease by integrating innovation and emerging technologies.

Stuart Henderson, Global Head of Life Sciences for Accenture, said: “By applying technology, we can develop data-driven insights into the real drivers of health and equity and help inform decisions. for a policy change.

AI4BetterHearts was founded by Microsoft MSFT and the Novartis NVS Foundation, and is the first global data collaboration to improve cardiovascular health.

Microsoft is focused on improving data sharing and cross-border research collaboration using its Microsoft AI for Health initiative, Open Data Campaign, and focused AI work.

Novartis provides data from its urban health initiative, Better Hearts Better Cities, in Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as other programs.

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Accenture currently carries Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Its shares have gained 21.2% over the past year, underperforming the 23.1% growth of the industry.

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Microsoft also carries a Zacks Rank #3. The stock has appreciated 24.3% over the past year, outperforming the 13.4% growth of the industry it belongs to.

Novartis wears a Zacks rank No. 4 (sell). Its shares have gained 0.5% in the past year, against a 26.7% growth in the industry.

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