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Increasing the Odds of Care Transition Success

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 26, 2014 12:55:00 PM

For the most part, care transition success is a combination of caregiver skill and a strong process.  But there are other factors that can change the odds. We recently shared information about a University of Utah project that is gathering patient inputs to increase the odds of care transitions success.

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Topics: Readmissions, Care Coordination, transitional care, Care Transitions

The Secret to Making Your Home Care Web Site a Great Marketing Tool

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 24, 2014 2:48:00 PM

Pretty much every home care agency has a web site these days, but not all web sites are created equal.  One of the key tips in our paper "The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Home Care Agencies" is to use your web site as a two way communication portal.  Doing this successfully requires that prospects find your web site and that the site helps them solve their problem and then reach out to you.  This post talks about maximizing your chances for your web site to get found.

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Topics: Private Duty Home Care Blogs, Home Care Blog, Home Care Blogs

Demonstration Blog Post

Posted by Ana Frincu on Feb 22, 2014 9:15:17 AM

This is a quick little blog post to get you started. You can easily edit or delete it from the blog dashboard, accessed from the sprocket menu in the upper right corner of your screen. The power is totally in your hands. 

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Patient Inputs used to Improve Care Transitions Success

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 19, 2014 11:18:00 AM

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Topics: Readmissions, Care Coordination, Care Transitions, Avoidable Readmissions

Top 10 Health Care Issues and Opportunities for 2014

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 13, 2014 3:46:00 PM

The health care field is a pretty big landscape and there is a lot going on throughout it.  With such a wide array of industries involved, and so many differing points-of-view on new changes in policy, it can be difficult to navigate it all.  Watching the news, one would think that Obamacare and the issues associated with signing up for health care are the nexus for opportunities and issues moving forward.  

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Topics: Home Care Entrepreneurship, Readmissions, Aging, Elderly Care, Care Coordination, thought leadership, Care Transitions, Home Care Scheduling Software, Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, Population Health

What Makes Your Private Duty Agency Special

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 10, 2014 6:36:00 PM

We recently released a paper called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Private Duty Home Care Agencies, and one of those 7 habits is to "Differentiate."  In other words, to know what makes your agency special.  Coincidentally, I just read a great follow up article on this topic from Stephen Tweed.  In Stephen's blog article entitled, "What Makes Your Agency Different: 2014 Competitive Advantage Survey," Stephen explains the seven areas in which agencies can differentiate themselves.  He then invites folks to participate in a survey on the topic.

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Topics: Private Duty Home Care Blogs, Home Care Best Practices, Home Care, Home Care Blogs

Home Health Playing Larger Role in Post Acute Care Transitions

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 7, 2014 7:38:00 PM

I read a great article on the Healthcare Intelligence Network website www.hin.com that shares a look at the realities of Post-Acute Partnerships that are reducing readmissions. The data comes from the Healthcare Intelligence Network's fourth comprehensive Reducing Hospital Readmissions Benchmark Survey:

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Topics: Readmissions, Care Coordination, transitional care, Care Transitions

Health Care Professionals Getting Serious about Avoiding Readmissions

Posted by Ken Accardi on Feb 5, 2014 5:16:00 PM

I've heard a lot of doctors speak in the past couple years and they're often asked what they're doing to embrace Obamacare.  Doctors are smart people and they're good on their toes...  They typically answer that they're either finished implementing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in their hospital or practice and try to move on.  Then somebody asks where they stand regarding moving from pay-per-service to pay-per-outcome...  Here they pause and either go with the honest answer of "I'm trying to avoid it" or a political answer like "Our hospital now has XX% of our patients on managed care and we're embracing the change."

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Topics: Readmissions, Care Coordination, Care Transitions

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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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