The Louisville Metro Government is launching an initiative in partnership with government agencies, medical institutions and non-profit organizations to collect and analyze data surrounding asthma across the Louisville region. Data sources include a new application connected to inhalers, traffic and air monitoring networks, environmental profiles, property valuation and other publicly available data. With IBM's help, Mayor Greg Fischer and his team aim to create a data-driven strategy for identifying and reducing asthma risk in the city, with an unprecedented level of granularity and sophistication.
Greg Fischer Mayor of Louisville Greg Fischer was inaugurated as the 50th Mayor of Louisville on January 3, 2011. An entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist, he started several businesses including SerVend International and Iceberg Ventures, a private investment firm, prior to being elected Mayor.
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