We believe that the provision of algorithms-as-a-service (AaaS) offers an opportunity to address this gap. Briefly, AaaS is the provision of automated algorithms that can be run 'on-demand', typically over the web. Making algorithms available over the web helps to standardize the way they are used and allows them to be integrated more easily into software. For example, a researcher may have written a clever algorithm in R that is able to predict a patient's outcomes based on a set of risk factors. If someone wants to use this algorithm, they have to contact the algorithm developer, send them data, wait for the algorithm developer to run their script in R and return the output. With an AaaS approach, the develop could host the algorithm on a server so that users can pass in data over the web (via an HTTP request or an interface) and receive back a result. The user never has to open R, or even understand R, to interact with the algorithm. Such an approach removes barriers to entry, allowing disease programs with limited expertise in data science to apply algorithms to their data and gain otherwise unobtainable insights.