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Ankota Shares Memorial Day Wishes with the Home Care Community

By | on 31, May 2010 |   Holiday Wishes Home Care Industry

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  This is what enables us to be care givers, or in our case at Ankota, to service the home ca[...]

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Book Review: Reengineering Health Care: A Good Primer

By | on 25, May 2010 |   Recommended Reading Home Care Best Practices Health Care Reform thought leadership Aging in Place Technology

Last week I attended a seminar on the subject of Patient-Centered Design, which included a key note address by Jim Champy, the author of the new book Reengineering Health Care: A Manifesto for Radical[...]

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Why is "Connected Health" Important to Home Care?

By | on 24, May 2010 |

There's a relatively new "movement" in place called "Connected Health" which focuses on the delivery of care outside of traditional settings.  They focus on technologies such as telehealth and also on[...]

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How Can Disruptive Innovation Transform Health Care: 10 Minute Video

By | on 19, May 2010 |   Elderly Care Home Care Best Practices Health Care Reform Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care Aging in Place Technology Video

One of my favorite authors and professors is Clayton Christensen from the Harvard Business School.  He has written numerous books about disruptive innovation - the kind of innovations that often go on[...]

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Relationship and Results Oriented Health Care is a Win/Win

By | on 18, May 2010 |   Recommended Reading Elderly Care Home Care Best Practices Care Coordination thought leadership transitional care Home Healthcare Delivery Management

One thing that we've really enjoyed as we've launched and grown Ankota is that home care people are willing to share their needs, their best practices, their frustrations and their ideas on how to mak[...]

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LEVEL OF FRAILTY PREDICTS SURGICAL OUTCOMES IN OLDER PATIENTS

By | on 17, May 2010 |   Home Care Industry Elderly Care Home Care Best Practices Care Coordination

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that frailty of patients has a direct impact on how well they will do in surgery.  Moreover, they've developed a simple 10 minute test to measure the frailty le[...]

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How Important will Home Care be when there are 1.3 Billion Seniors?

By | on 12, May 2010 |   Senior Demographics Home Care Industry

Looking at the population demographics in the US, everyone in Home Care, Hospice, Private Duty Care and the associated specialty services are taking notice.  When we look at the fact that Baby Boomers[...]

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Home Care and Private Duty Care Celebrate Senior Power

By | on 10, May 2010 |   Senior Demographics Elderly Care

As home care and private duty care professionals, we continue in our celebration of Older American's Month as introduced in a recent post available here.

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Fast Company Blog mentions Ankota: A Social Media Case Study

By | on 05, May 2010 |   Elderly Care Home Care Best Practices home care software geek

There's really only one reason to write a blog, which is to share useful information (generally referred to by web people as content) with people interested in your agency.  Having said this, there ar[...]

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Home Care Celebrates Older American's Month in May

By | on 04, May 2010 |   Senior Demographics Elderly Care

May is Older American's Month, giving the home healthcare and private duty care industries a special reason to celebrate our beloved patients and clients.  In a tradition dating back to May 1963, Olde[...]

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