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Ankota: Ushering in the Next Generation of Homecare Blog

What You Need to Know For A Successful Homecare Agency Start-Up

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jul 29, 2015 2:29:00 PM

One of the industry experts I learn from every time we speak is Ginny Kenyon, principal at Kenyon Home Care Consulting.  Ginny helps open home care agencies and has given Ankota great inputs on our software.  We at Ankota strongly believe that keeping elderly people healthy and comfortable in their homes (and out of the hospital) is an important step in the evolution of healthcare.  Ginny is one of the pioneers driving moves in home health delivery.  Enjoy her post (below).

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions, Ginny Kenyon, home care marketing

Services for the Elderly & Home Care are the Fastest Growing Industries

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jul 27, 2015 1:22:00 PM

According to data reported on the CareerOneStop website, the top growing industries in the US are 1) Services for the elderly and disabled, and 2) Home Health Services.  Here's the data: 

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

Home Care Growth Projected at 7.8% Per Year by Grand View Research

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jul 22, 2015 2:39:31 PM

The article, Telehealth to Drive Global Home Healthcare Market to $355.3B by 2020 published in Mobile Health News, predicts a 7.8% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for Home Care from 2014 to 2020.  Note that Grand View is specifically looking at the broad range of equipment and services designed for exclusive use for home or other non-medical establishments by non-professional caregivers, family members, or the patients themselves.  The article further predicts that: Increasing adoption of telehealth and other emerging healthcare technologies are expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions

Hospitals Can Benefit From Home Care Partners for New Bundled Payments

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jul 20, 2015 11:22:53 AM

If this is the first blog article that you're reading related to care transitions, you've got some catching up to do.  Here's the run down:

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions

What is Population Health Management (PHM)?

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jul 15, 2015 10:56:00 AM

Today's guest blog is submitted by Daniel Schwartz .  Daniel is a content strategist, digital marketing specialist and a health IT expert who provides perceptive, engaging and informative content on industry wide topics including EMR, practice management, interoperability, revenue cycle management, regulation, compliance and security

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions

A Valuable Reference for Home Care to Understand Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jul 13, 2015 3:40:00 PM

Home Care, Assisted Living, and other forms of care for the elderly provide their clients help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).  Like all industries, elder care has some of its own lingo, and ADL is an important term to know.  I came across a valuable reference guide for information about ADLs posted on the site www.AssistedLivingFacilities.org.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions, home care marketing

Healthcare and Home Care Worker Shortage is Becoming Highly Problematic

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jul 8, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Demand for healthcare workers is at a 14 year high according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures shared in Cain Brothers Comments (Cain Brothers is an investment banking firm focused on the healthcare industry).  According to the BLS graphic below, there were 1.8 job postings for each job filled in the healthcare industry, whereas the national average for jobs in general shows that supply and demand are in balance.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions, home care marketing

Healthcare Reform Can Be Funded With Reduction In Overkill, per Dr. Atul Gawande

Posted by Ken Accardi on Jul 6, 2015 9:46:00 AM

We generally blog about very specific and actionable ways that home care agencies can thrive.  A lot of our content is about best practices and marketing, and we have a specific focus on managing care transitions, which we view as the right step for home care agencies to take now in order to position themselves for a broader role in the continuum of healthcare.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Coordination, Care Transitions, medicare

The 3 Things That Bring Traffic to Your Home Care Website are Content, Content, and Content

Posted by Jed Hammel on Jul 1, 2015 1:48:28 PM

I recently attended a free home care sales and marketing webinar presented by Valerie VanBooven RN BSN from Home Care Daily and Steve "the Hurricane," from Hurricane Marketing Enterprises.  One of the many take-aways I got from it was that 80 percent of home care customers come from their website and their referral partners.

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Transitions, home care marketing

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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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