Health for America selects Louisville for its 2013 summer fellowship program

Fellows will work with XLerate Health

Louisville was selected as one of two cities by Health for America for its 2013 Summer Fellowship Program, which will bring entrepreneurs and the healthcare community together to focus on health information technology (IT) opportunities and challenges.

Health for America Fellows will partner with XLerateHealth, Louisville’s first health IT accelerator, where they will work on the business and clinical aspects of health IT, and provide some supporting work around the community’s Asthmapolis project. Asthmapolis is a joint project with the city and Code for America, which is collecting new data about the day-to-day management of asthma among Louisville residents.

“Getting the recognition and assistance from Health for America Fellows brings more exposure and opens more doors for the advancement of health technology in Louisville,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “This two-month effort will raise the profile of XLerate and health tech entrepreneurs, which will attract tech startups from all over the country to our already strong business sector of Lifelong Wellness and Aging Care businesses.”

“XLerate Health was selected as a partner on the basis of its breadth of expertise, broad network of mentors, as well as its location in Louisville, a rising hub in health care innovation,” said Dr. Kapil Parakh, co-founder of Health for America.

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