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Ankota: Ushering in the Next Generation of Homecare Blog

Home Care Software Geek presents "Icons on the Web"

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 31, 2010 8:01:00 AM

The Home Care Software Geek posts in this blog don't talk about Home Care Nursing Software, Private Duty Telephony, DME Delivery Software, Home Infusion Care Management or the other topics we focus on regularly at Ankota.  Instead, these posts are intended to keep our readers up to date with technology trends that might be useful to your agencies, such as social media technologies, mobile devices, and what's happening from the big-boys like Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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Topics: home care software geek, Home Care Technology, NAHC

New Book: "Lower Prescription Costs" valuable for Home Care

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 30, 2010 1:39:00 PM

When people "follow" me on Twitter, I'm always interested to learn what they do and how it connects to our mission at Ankota.  Last week, I was "followed" by Dr. Mary E. Jackson, whose twitter name is DrCares4Seniors.  Dr. Jackson is a geriatric clinical pharmacist with 28 years of medical experience.  Dr. Jackson just released a new book entitled Lower Prescription Costs: An Easier Pill To Swallow.  The book is available on Amazon by clicking here or on the book cover.

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Topics: Elderly Care, Home Care Best Practices, Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform Update from Home Care Expert Stephen Tweed

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 27, 2010 11:15:00 AM

Today's post is reprinted with permission from Home Health Care Today. Copyright 2010 Stephen C. Tweed. To receive a FREE subscription to this newsletter, log on to www.leadinghomecare.com.

Well, it's official. After five months of discussion, questions, debate, seminars, workshops and webinars, the bottom line is that Health Care Reform is here, it's huge, and it will have a major impact on all of health care in America. We've continued to study the law and monitor the development of regulations needed to implement the law. Here are a few things that have happened that may affect your home health agency, hospice, or private duty home care business.

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Topics: Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Health Care Reform, thought leadership

Home Care Software Geek Pokes Fun at Conference Calls

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 26, 2010 7:33:00 PM

The Home Care Software Geek posts in this blog don't talk about Home Care Nursing Software, Private Duty Telephony, DME Delivery Software, Home Infusion Care Management or the other topics we focus on regularly at Ankota.  Instead, these posts are intended to keep our readers up to date with technology trends that might be useful to your agencies, such as social media technologies, mobile devices, and what's happening from the big-boys like Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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Topics: home care software geek, Video

Growing Use of Elder Mediation in Home Health Care

Posted by Will Hicklen on Aug 24, 2010 3:09:00 PM

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, thought leadership, Aging in Place Technology, Home Care Technology, Will Hicklen, Product Information

Wired Homes for Tracking the Elderly: A Private Duty Differentiator

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 24, 2010 8:28:00 AM

Non-Medical Home Monitoring Technology is starting to get media attention as distant Family Members search for better and more affordable ways ways to track how mom and/or dad are doing. 

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Topics: Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Aging in Place Technology, Home Care Technology, BeClose

Productivity in Home Health Care, DME & Therapy businesses

Posted by Will Hicklen on Aug 18, 2010 1:01:00 PM

Let's think about PRODUCTIVITY – arguably the single greatest opportunity for your business today.

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Topics: Home Care Industry, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, thought leadership, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, HME, DME, Home Care Technology, Home Care Mobile Solutions, Will Hicklen, Home Care Scheduling Software

Home Care Software Geek explains How to Buy Software

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 15, 2010 11:53:00 PM

The Home Care Software Geek posts in this blog don't talk about Home Care Nursing Software, Private Duty Telephony, DME Delivery Software, Home Infusion Care Management or the other topics we focus on regularly at Ankota.  Instead, these posts are intended to keep our readers up to date with technology trends that might be useful to your agencies, such as social media technologies, mobile devices, and what's happening from the big-boys like Microsoft, Google and Apple.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, home care software geek, Home Care Technology, Home Care Scheduling Software

Brightree Buys CAU: Consolidation in DME Software

Posted by Will Hicklen on Aug 11, 2010 6:14:00 PM

Brightree’s acquisition of CAU should surprise no one. See full HME News story here

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Topics: thought leadership, HME, DME, Will Hicklen, Home Care Scheduling Software

Home Care Workers Benefit from Antioxidants

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 10, 2010 6:04:00 PM

When discussing home care technology, this blog is on the leading edge, but unfortunately on the subject of nutrition, I often find myself behind the curve.  So writing about nutrition is intended not just for our healthy caregivers initiative, but for self-learning too.

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Topics: Healthy Caregivers, Elderly Care, thought leadership

Who Should "Do" Telehealth? Home Care? Hospitals? or Families?

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 5, 2010 8:25:00 AM

The conversation on telehealth has shifted quickly...  Just one year ago the question was "does Telehealth deliver value?"  Over a very short period of time and backed by many studies showing positive results, the question of the value of telehealth seems to have been answered with a resounding yes... Now the question is "Who should 'do' telehealth?" What I mean by who should 'do' it, is the following:

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Topics: Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Home Care Best Practices, Health Care Reform, Care Coordination, Aging in Place Technology

Lessons on Running a Better Homecare Business from Brightstar CEO

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 4, 2010 8:19:00 AM

As we grow Ankota's business, I try to read a lot about successful growing businesses and apply their lessons.  Today I read a compelling article about Brightstar, a Chicago-based home care franchise, and some lessons learned by their CEO Shelly Sun.  As always I encourage you to read the original article, but here are some of the highlights:

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Topics: Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Home Care Technology

Telehealth, Home Monitoring and Home Care Business - Part II

Posted by Ken Accardi on Aug 2, 2010 9:59:00 AM

Will Hicklen's blog article "Telehealth, Home Monitoring and Home Care Business" from July 7th attracted a lot of attention as he shared compelling results from a 4.5 year unbiased Veteran's Administration study showing tremendous savings from Home Telehealth.  Home care technology analyst and pioneer Tim Rowan has been ahead of the curve and evangelizing about this topic as his main message since launching HomeCareTechReport a year ago, and now even the mainstream media is catching on - both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have featured pieces on home telehealth in the past weeks, interestingly however one focused on remote monitoring by healthcare professionals, while the other focused on remote monitoring by family members.  Let's explore...

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Topics: Elderly Care, Aging in Place Technology, Home Care Technology, Product Information

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