by Nashville Health Care Council | Oct 02, 2013

On Tuesday, members of the Nashville Health Care Council were given an insider’sperspective of Healthbox and some of the start-up companies participating in the accelerator’s first program in Nashville.

Nina Nashif, founder and CEO of Healthbox, spoke about the mission of her organization as a platform to stimulate early-stage innovation. The program, which also has operations in Chicago, Boston, London and Jacksonville, serves to drive start-ups toward smart growth by providing resources that help them refine their business models and connect with potential investors and customers.

“We believe Nashville is the Silicon Valley of health care, and there is great potential here to build businesses that can advance health care in a meaningful way,” Nashif said.

Members also heard from two young companies who have been accepted to participate in Healthbox Nashville this fall: Clariture, a digital marketing and advertising platform that helps providers communicate the right message to the right person at the right time in order to drive patient volume and improve payer mix, and eClinic Healthcare, a communication platform allowing providers to use two-way video, voice and secure messaging to deliver consultative health care to their own patients within a Web-based and HIPAA compliant environment.

Click here to learn about the other companies participating in Healthbox Nashville.

Nashville, the nation’s hotspot for health care innovation, is home to five of the seven selected companies to participate this year. Through platforms such as Healthbox, Council Fellows and the EC, Nashville continues to strengthen its capacity to positively impact health care by unlocking the industry for entrepreneurial growth, breaking down silos and forming relationships across the continuum of care.