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Ankota: Ushering in the Next Generation of Homecare Blog

Five Tips for Providing Better Alzheimer's Care

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jan 28, 2010 2:24:00 PM

We would love to believe that everyone came to PDHCA in Phoenix to learn about the great Non-Medical Home Care Software Solution that Ankota provides, but of course they came (and so did we) to learn so much more.  This post offers a few takeaways from an awesome keynote address by Dr. Verna Carson Benner from her training on "Becoming an Alzheimer's Whisperer." 

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Topics: Alzheimer's, Elderly Care

Q & A with Ankota CEO Will Hicklen about Private Duty

Posted by Will Hicklen on Jan 27, 2010 3:36:00 PM

Ankota announced its entry into the Private Duty Home Care market last week, timing the announcement with its exhibit at the 5th Annual Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit in Phoenix, AZ, January 24-26th.

See related news release ANKOTA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ANKOTA HDM FOR PRIVATE DUTY HOME CARE (January 18, 2010).

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, Announcements, Will Hicklen, Product Information

Highlights from the NAHC Private Duty Leadership Summit

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jan 27, 2010 3:22:00 PM

Ankota had the pleasure of joining close to 400 practicioners and supporters of the Private Duty Home Care Industry in Phoenix from January 24th - 26th, 2010 at the NAHC 5th Annual Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit & Exposition.  Care givers are the best people you'll ever meet and this meeting was no exception!  We appreciate everyone who came to learn more about Ankota and our new comprehensive software offering for Private Duty Care.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, PDHCA, NAHC

Founder's Passion for Health Care uncovered in Daughter's Essay

Posted by Will Hicklen on Jan 27, 2010 8:32:00 AM

Today's post comes courtesy of guest-blogger Casey Accardi, the daughter of Ankota CTO and co-founder Ken Accardi.   We're proud of Ken's educational and career bio and how it makes him so well suited to help us advance the causes of health care delivery and home care technology, but Casey's post uncovers a part of the story we haven't told before and  where Ken gets his passion for healthcare.

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The Home Health Care Agency of the Future

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jan 25, 2010 9:26:00 AM

Today's entry comes from guest blogger Heather Rooney from H2 Marketing.  At the bottom is a link where you can learn more about Heather and her team.

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Topics: Home Care Industry, thought leadership

Isn't it Ironic...

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jan 20, 2010 4:22:00 PM

Today I'm joining with several hundred other home care executive leaders at the Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit ,entitled "On the Road to Reform."  We're in the same neighborhood of Boston where the Massachusetts state senatorial race changed the course of health care reform less than 24 hours ago.  Isn't it Ironic!

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Topics: Home Care Industry, Health Care Reform

Home Care Software Geek Explains HL7

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jan 18, 2010 11:21:00 AM

As a home care professional or someone evaluating home care software, you might occaisionally see phrases like HL7 compliant or HL7 integration and wonder what the heck does that mean...

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Topics: home care software geek, Home Care Technology

National Influenza Vaccination Week is Going on Now!

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jan 12, 2010 8:22:00 AM

Today, NAHC shared the following information about National Influenza Vaccination Week that is going on now and we're publishing it here to help spread the word to the home care, private duty and DME companies who follow our blog.

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Topics: Announcements

Homecare Jobs are Coming - but what about careers?

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jan 11, 2010 8:35:00 AM

At the start of a decade and in the midst of a down economy most noted by job loss, there is lots of speculation about where the new jobs will be, and home care is at the top of the list.

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Topics: Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Scheduling Software

Private Duty Care CEO gives a lesson on Twitter and Brain Aerobics

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jan 8, 2010 10:40:00 AM

Yesterday I had the priviledge of meeting with Hazel Kuchinsky who is the owner and CEO of IvoryHouse Health Services.  Hazel, whose company is headquartered just moments away from Ankota, agreed to share some of her wisdom with our leadership team about private duty care, aging in place, and care management.  I want to thank Hazel for the insights that she shared - we will use them to make our products better!

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Topics: Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, thought leadership, Aging in Place Technology

Home Care Software Geek explains Netbooks

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jan 4, 2010 9:23:00 AM

Computers have gotten less expensive year after year. The reason for the cost reductions has varied over time.  Sometimes it has been a breakthrough in component costs (especially as related to miniaturization).  Other times it has been because of outsourcing the assembly.  A big breakthrough in 2009 was the Netbook PC.  Having said that, be careful because Netbooks are not as capable as PCs and depending on what you need to do with a computer, a netbook might not be sufficient.

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Topics: Aging in Place Technology, home care software geek, Home Care Mobile Solutions

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Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital, focusing on efficiency and care coordination. Ankota's primary focus is on Care Transitions for Reeadmisison avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact Ankota.

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