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Moving Home Care to the Cloud

Posted by Marc Ottinger on May 31, 2011 7:20:00 AM

The cost of purchasing and operating “on-premises” applications continues to increase and shows no sign slowing down.  Traditionally, servers were purchased and installed at a home care business.  Then software was selected, purchased (up-front licensing fee), installed (project fee), and deployed.  According to the leading global IT research company, the Gartner Group, some of the significant costs and risks of this model are as follows:

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Topics: Home Care Industry, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, Home Care Technology, Home Care Scheduling Software, Leadership, Product Information

Selling Home Health to Hospitals, ACOs & Other Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Ken Accardi on May 19, 2011 8:22:00 AM

Hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are offering new opportunities for partnerships with home health care organizations, but in order to capitalize, your organization needs to learn how to sell to these new potential partners.  

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Topics: Home Care Entrepreneurship, Elderly Care, Home Care Best Practices, Health Care Reform, thought leadership

Three Home Care Technologies that Families are Ready to Embrace

Posted by Ken Accardi on May 17, 2011 8:24:00 AM

According to a recent study sponsored by United Healthcare and the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are three technologies that familes are more readily embracing than others for assistance with providing care for their loved ones.  Although the focus is on family caregiving, home care can learn from the results.  The study is entitled e-Connected Family Caregiver: Bringing Caregiving into the 21st Century.  Press this link to get a copy of the Study Snapshot and Key Findings.

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Topics: Home Care Entrepreneurship, Marketing Home Care, Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care

Ankota Celebrates National Nurses Week!!

Posted by Will Hicklen on May 10, 2011 12:31:00 PM

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Topics: Home Care Industry, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Health Care Reform, Care Coordination, thought leadership, home care software geek, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, Announcements, Will Hicklen, Home Care, NAHC, Video

Six Home Care Social Media email newsletters to Learn From

Posted by Ken Accardi on May 8, 2011 9:13:00 AM

We’ve written a number of blog posts intended to educate the home care world on what social media is, how it works, and how to do it yourself.  For those of you who have gotten on board, great!  For the rest of you, I thought it would be useful to highlight some other people who are using social media effectively so that you can potentially enjoy their content and also evaluate whether a similar strategy for using social media would work well for your business.

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Topics: Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, thought leadership, Aging in Place Technology, Home Care Technology

TeleCaregiving in Home Care Demystified by BeClose President

Posted by Ken Accardi on May 3, 2011 8:22:00 AM

Ankota recently posted an article about combining "TeleCaregiving" with home care as a way to provide a lower cost alternative for aging in place.  We had a few comments and questions about the cost of a TeleCaregiving system so we caught up with Liddy Manson, the president of Ankota's partner BeClose.  Here's a transcript of our interview with Liddy.
 
Ankota: Can you describe for us a typical BeClose system installation and the associated costs?

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Topics: Home Care Entrepreneurship, Elderly Care, Aging in Place Technology, BeClose

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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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