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HOME CARE SCHEDULING/TRANSITIONAL CARE EXPERTISE ON DISPLAY

Posted by Ken Accardi

Nov 5, 2009 3:47:00 PM

 

WHIT Congress features Ankota Thought Leadership

At the World Health IT Congress, 8-10 November in Alexandria VA

Baltimore, MD and Alexandria, VA: Ankota joins an all star cast including former president Bill Clinton at the World Health Information Technology Congress, which runs from November 8th through the 10th at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia.  Ankota has been invited to share best practices in Home Care Scheduling and Transitional Care at the Exhibition.  In addition to other conference activities, Ankota will be presenting a poster Entitled Enabling Home Care Delivery to be as Efficient as FedEx and UPS.  For a copy of the poster, please email info@ankota.com.

Also being released at the show is a new Ankota Whitepaper about managing transitional care.  A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that Readmissions among Medicare patients is 20% in the first 30 days and 34% in the first 90 days.  The study, based on data from 2004, indicated that the costs to Medicare that year were $17.4B.  Ankota is bringing our expertise in Care Scheduling and Care Coordination to help manage this issue across silos of care.  The whitepaper is available here.

When asked why Ankota, typically focused on Home Care Agencies is attending the World Health IT Congress, a more hospital-oriented show, CEO Will Hicklen was quick to answer.  Hicklen explained "Healthcare needs to be patient-centered and not contained in silos.  Ankota's Healthcare Delivery Management approach is pioneering the coordination of care to solve this."  Hicklen added that "Many of the hospitals represented at WHIT have post-acute care groups or provide home services like Infusion Therapy and Respiratory therapy that have been difficult to coordinate.  We can help them with these issues as well as the management of transitional care."

About WHIT

The 5th Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress (WHIT v.5.0) is the premier industry event for senior executives tasked with making these multi-million dollar IT decisions. WHIT v.5.0 presents the latest innovations and initiatives in accelerating the adoption and implementation of information technology in the health care setting. Through thought-provoking case studies, in-depth presentations and at times controversial debates, healthcare executives along with private and public sector leaders will offer insights into improving health and healthcare through IT. Gain a comprehensive understanding of both applications and technologies required to be an innovative leader in a time of resource constraints in a setting that cultivates real dialogue and discussion about how your organization can evolve in this ever-changing informational age.

About Ankota

Ankota is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM). Ankota provides Home Care Software Solutions delivered via the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that improves efficiency and compliance within Home Healthcare Operations. All Ankota solutions are designed with inputs from the home care community with the goal to provide better patient care in a provider-friendly manner. For more information, please visit http://www.ankota.com/.

Topics: thought leadership, transitional care, Home Care Scheduling Software