news

Ankota Appoints David S. Cole as COO and Expands Leadership Team

Posted by Burgess Harrison

Mar 13, 2017 11:50:00 AM

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2017

Contact: Burgess Harrison- (651) 245-5552 burgess.harrison@ankota.com 

ANKOTA APPOINTS DAVID S. COLE AS COO AND EXPANDS LEADERSHIP TEAM

DAVID COLE – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

BURGESS HARRISON – VICE PRESDENT MARKETING & SALES

HAMILTON TEMPLE – REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR

Boston, MA – Due to increased growth, the leader in next-generation home care management software, announces expanded management team. David S. Cole joins as Chief Operating Officer responsible for company operations, product development and customer satisfaction. Burgess A. Harrison will serve as Vice President Marketing & Sales. Hamilton G. Temple joins as Regional Sales Director.

Cole brings an extensive management, healthcare, telehealth, business development and customer support background to Ankota. Chief Operating Officer. Cole is a seasoned veteran of the home care industry with over 25 years of experience. A certified Chronic Care Professional, David is one of the original pioneers in the use of telephony within the homecare industry. David co-founded StatChek, Inc., which was later acquired by Computer Outsourcing Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI), today a part of Wi-Pro (NYSE:WIT). Cole was a part of the startup team at AccentCare, Inc., that now has over 150 offices, has founded and managed homecare agencies and served as the Medicare administrator for Interim Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia. He is also one of the principal developers of a novel model for post-discharge patient management that has proven to achieve the triple aim of lowering costs while improving outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Harrison is a seasoned marketing, advertising and sales executive with extensive in telehealth, communications, technology marketing and sales. A pioneer in electronic visit verification (EVV) and telephony, Burgess has spoken at National Association for Homecare. Most recently he cofounded Triple Aim Technologies, the leader in remote patient monitoring with its Multi-Morbidity Engine™ technology for the post-acute care market. Previously Harrison led marketing efforts at American TeleCare and StatChek and the healthcare division of InfoCrossing (now WiPro). He also is a member of the board of directors of the 109-retail store chain, Tradehome Shoes.

Temple, most recently with Savii Care, brings 20+ years of sales and marketing experience in high tech and enterprise software with the last 9 years being exclusive to the post-acute technology space having worked with providers of home health, home care, DME and Infusion. Hamilton is committed to providing unparalleled customer focus, true teamwork, leadership, delivering sales performance and increasing value for the company and its customers.

“The addition of these three experienced leaders will accelerate the growth of Ankota exponentially in the coming months,” said Ken Accardi, CEO. Next-Gen Homecare software is easily customizable, spans telephony, GPS, FOBs, biometric authentication and verification schema, manages people, payers and programs via configurable business rule sets; supports optimized visits/delivery of care in homes and various patient settings and enables the reduction of readmissions through individualized plans of care (ICP) and at the lowest cost manner possible; features sophisticated scheduling algorithms that give agencies unprecedented flexibility and control over non-skilled and professionals and supports various post-acute markets like AAA’s, Medicaid, DME, Therapy staffing, infusion and phlebotomy. “Delivering on your promise of next generation home care software, I couldn’t think of any other people that embody that mission more than David, Burgess and Hamilton, continued Accardi.”

About Ankota

Ankota™ is a revolutionizing the post-acute care industry with its customizable and adaptive next-generation home care management Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. Ankota helps Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) with sophisticated scheduling assessment—that is simple yet efficient, and compliance and case management tools in Medicaid and managed care environments. More broadly, Ankota solutions are used by home care, infusion, DME, therapy staffing, phlebotomy and other post-acute organizations with a need for Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), voice authentication, advanced scheduling, billing, payroll, Care Transitions and Intelligent Notifications. Foresight Care™, an innovative remote patient monitoring service and patient engagement platform that helps avoid hospital readmissions at the lowest possible cost and helps people age at home. www.ankota.com

 

 

 

Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Care Coordination, Home Care, Care Transitions, press release,

Ankota Announces Strategic Partnership with Triple Aim Technologies

Posted by Jed Hammel

Sep 9, 2015 9:53:50 AM

ANKOTA ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH TRIPLE AIM TECHNOLOGIES

Lowest-cost highest-scale population health management application will be unveiled at the Aging2.0 #30in30in30 event in Cambridge on September 14th.

Boston, MA, USA 9 September 2015 - Ankota announced today that it has established a strategic relationship with Triple Aim Technologies (www.tripleaimtech.com), a company that will offer the lowest-priced, most highly scalable population health management solution in the market.  Ankota CEO, Ken Accardi, will be the interim CEO of Triple Aim.

“My passion has been to help the elderly medically frail population avoid preventable hospitalizations,” explained Ken Accardi. “Ankota empowers care providers to do this, whereas Triple Aim interacts directly with patients to identify the early warning signs of a decline in their condition, enabling an inexpensive intervention that avoids trips to the emergency room.”

Triple Aim has two other founders who are not being announced at this time.  The Triple Aim product is presently in testing and pilots will begin in October.

Triple Aim Details will be unveiled at two Boston-based events in September

Aging2.0 #30in30in30 Event – September 14 6:00 PM at the Cambridge Innovation Center

Aging2.0® is a global innovation platform for aging and senior care. It is on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world. In order to promote innovation, they are holding 30 innovation events in 30 cities in 30 days.  Sign-up for the Boston (Cambridge) event is available here.   More information about #30in30in30 is available here.

Healthcare at Home Innovation Event – September 23 6:30 PM at MassChallenge

A leading expert on aging and home care, Bob Fazzi of Fazzi Associates made a bold pronouncement at a recent meeting of the National Association of Homecare and Hospice.  He explained that in order to provide better care at lower cost to our aging population that we need a 3rd leg of our healthcare delivery system – Healthcare at Home.  His premise is that Healthcare at Home will need to become as important as Healthcare at the Hospital and Healthcare at the physician’s office.  This event, organized by the Health Innovators accelerator, brings together industry leaders and innovators driving the healthcare at home movement.  Click here to sign up for the event.

About Triple Aim Technologies

Triple Aim Technologies provides the lowest-cost most highly scalable solution for population health management, providing a lower cost alternative to telehealth and disease management solutions on the market today.  Learn more at http://www.tripleaimtech.com

About Ankota

Ankota provides advanced yet accessible, HIPAA-compliant software solutions for managing home care and care transitions.  We are dedicated to dramatically improving the quality, efficiency and coordination of care delivered at home.  We believe that the home care industry is a key foundation for health care reform.  Please learn more about Ankota’s software for private duty non-medical care and care transitions at http://www.ankota.com

Jeremy Hammel

Director of Marketing

jeremy.hammel@ankota.com

888-972-8190

Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Care Coordination, Home Care, Care Transitions, press release,, triple aim technologies

Ankota Releases Care Transition Software Version 2.0 & New White Paper on Selling Care Transition Services

Posted by Jed Hammel

Jul 31, 2015 10:10:27 AM

ANKOTA RELEASES CARE TRANSITION SOFTWARE VERSION 2.0 AND WHITE PAPER ON SELLING CARE TRANSITION SERVICES

New Features and Customer Feedback result in improved offerings

Boston, MA, USA 30 July 2015 - Ankota announced today that it has released version 2.0 of its Care Transitions software.  Based on the experience of customers in home health, area agencies on aging, and home care.  Ankota additionally announces availability of its newest white paper Selling Care Transition Services to Hospitals that is available for free download from their website at www.ankota.com.

The new version of Ankota’s care transition software includes electronic referrals via the HL7 protocol or via an online portal and enhancements that allow care transition protocols to be fulfilled by a combination of nurses, aides, social workers and other transition coaches.

“There are numerous evidence-based and best-practice protocols for providing care transition services.  An Area Agency on Aging might do it very differently, for example, than a home care agency working with discharge nurses in a hospital,” explained Ankota Founder and CEO Ken Accardi.  “This compelled us to enhance our ability to model protocols and communicate with referral sources in different ways.” 

New White Paper Available on Selling Care Transition Services to Hospitals

Simultaneous with the new software, Ankota released a white paper that explains how providers of care transition services can sell those services to the hospitals who need them. “The hardest thing about deploying a care transition program is working out a cost and delivery model that is beneficial to all parties.  The new paper provides guidance on how organizations can collaborate on a solution that both improves care and lowers cost,” added Accardi.  “With CMS [the Committee for Medicare and Medicaid Services] shifting its reimbursement model to bundled payments, hospitals will soon be responsible for the costs of readmissions, making it imperative that they learn how to prevent them.”

About Ankota

Ankota provides advanced yet accessible, HIPAA-compliant software solutions for managing home care and care transitions.  We are dedicated to dramatically improving the quality, efficiency and coordination of care delivered at home.  Please learn more about Ankota’s software for private duty non-medical care and care transitions at http://www.ankota.com

Jeremy Hammel

Director of Marketing

jeremy.hammel@ankota.com

888-972-8190

Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Care Coordination, Home Care, Care Transitions, press release,, selling care transitions to hospitals

Ankota Appoints Ken Accardi As New CEO

Posted by Jed Hammel

Jun 18, 2015 8:55:00 AM

Founder and original CTO takes over as Ankota CEO

Boston, MA, USA 18 June 2015 - Ankota announced today that it has appointed Ken Accardi as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Ken was an original founder of the company as CTO and led product management, product development, professional services and customer support operations. 

In January of 2014, Ken acquired the assets of the company from the other original co-founders and moved operations to Boston.  He was able to move the company to cash flow positive operations and to focus the company on two products: home care management software and care transitions.  In order to complete the necessary turnaround, Ken stabilized operations but needed to take on other positions outside of Ankota while putting the company on a growth path.  Ken is now working full-time with Ankota and refining its focus towards population health.

Focus on population health                              

“My vision has always been to shift the focus of health care from the hospital to ‘avoiding the hospital’,” explained Accardi.  “Seventy-five percent of health care spending is on the care of people with chronic diseases, which by definition can’t be cured.  While doctors and hospitals are great, the focus needs to be on avoiding preventable hospitalizations.”  Ken further explained that Ankota’s home care software is differentiated by enabling its customers to also manage transitions of care, and that the company will be making several announcements over the coming months about significant breakthroughs in avoiding hospitalizations.

About Ankota

Ankota provides advanced yet accessible, HIPAA-compliant software solutions for managing home care and care transitions.  We are dedicated to dramatically improving the quality, efficiency and coordination of care delivered at home.  We believe that the home care industry is a key foundation for health care reform.  Please learn more about Ankota’s software for private duty non-medical care and care transitions at http://www.ankota.com

Jeremy Hammel

Director of Marketing

jeremy.hammel@ankota.com

888-972-8190

Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Care Coordination, Home Care, Care Transitions, press release,

ANKOTA Care Transitions Software for Hospitals, Home Agencies, & Patients

Posted by Jed Hammel

Dec 8, 2014 3:48:42 PM

ANKOTA Care Transitions Software system is a Home run for Hospitals, Home Agencies, and Patients

HIPAA-compliant solution provides keys for successful patient transition from hospital discharge through home care completion period

Boston, MA, USA 8 December 2014 - Ankota announced today that it has launched a care transitions software solution combatting patient readmission to treatment hospitals after discharge via successful transitional care management.  Aimed at home health, home care and geriatric care management agencies, Ankota’s Care Hub software manages the complexities of two-way HIPAA compliant communications between hospital and agency, patient scheduling and visitation tracking, standard form administration, and billing.  All software features are in accordance with the August 9th, 2013 issue from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the US Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Opinion No. 13-101, authorizing hospitals to engage outside vendors to assist in avoiding preventable readmissions by managing care transitions and helping to insure that discharge plans are followed.

According to Kenneth Accardi, President & Founder of Ankota, the health benefits and market opportunity for transitional care is significant. "5% of U.S. patients spend 50% of the health care dollars in America," he said. "On top of that, hospitals that have higher than average readmission rates are subject to hefty penalty fees.  Ankota’s care transitions software enables home agencies to establish a package of services that helps hospitals avoid readmissions, sets the agency apart as an industry leader, and aligns the agency for new patient retention after transition period completion.  It’s a win-win-win.”

Minimizing care transition complexities

Ankota’s web-based portal for hospital referrals, as well as data entry and tracking capabilities, enables the complex coordination, data capture and communication necessary for a compliant care transition agency.  Beginning pre-discharge, Ankota simplifies patient intake, accepting referrals from hospitals electronically using HIPAA compliant software, assigning a nurse or non-medical patient liaison, and scheduling a series of visits and interventions.  These include an in-hospital visit prior to discharge, home visits after discharge and follow up phone calls through transition period.  During the transition care period, Ankota software facilitates the management of patient care plans, tracks progress and milestones including insuring that patients complete a follow up visit with their primary care physician, and reports updates back to hospitals.  Ankota also automates an agency’s billing, payroll and other business aspects needed for completion and proof of successful care transition management.  With Ankota, patient care remains an agency’s focus.

Better patient care helps everyone

Successful management of health care transitions has been clearly recognized as a way to improve healthcare in the U.S.  When managed correctly, everyone wins - from hospitals avoiding readmissions and penalty fees, to home agency’s winning business that may go beyond transition, to patients who often experience better outcomes.  Ankota can help accelerate an agency to market leader status, with fast transition software implementation and low start-up costs, giving them an advantage when doctors and hospitals come looking for transition care service providers.   

According to Accardi, patient transition from hospital to home is the most sought-after care transition service.  "Every day that an individual is at home surrounded by the people and things they love, their quality of life is better and their health care costs are lower.  At Ankota, we built our software with optimization capabilities to help care providers focus their attention on patients and reduce avoidable hospitalizations.  Not only can we make a difference for hospitals, home agencies and patients, we can help reform heath care which can save hundreds of billions of dollars.”

 

About Ankota

Ankota provides advanced yet accessible, HIPAA-compliant software solutions for managing home care and care transitions.  We are dedicated to dramatically improving the quality, efficiency and coordination of care delivered at home.  We believe that the home care industry is a key foundation for health care reform (which we simply define as Better Care at Lower Cost).  Please learn more about Ankota’s software for private duty non-medical care and care transitions at http://www.ankota.com

For information on Care Transitions, please contact Ankota directly.

Amy Accardi

Director of Strategic Marketing and Customer Relations

amy.accardi@ankota.com

 

Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Care Coordination, Home Care, Care Transitions, press release,

NTOCC, Ankota and RightCare Announce Health IT Innovations Task Force

Posted by Will Hicklen

Oct 23, 2013 7:30:00 AM

NTOCC IT Innovations Task Force

Released Wednesday, October 16, 2013 

National Transitions of Care Coalition, Ankota and RightCare Launch Health IT Innovations Task Force

Healthcare Technology Companies Ankota and RightCare Solutions Partner with NTOCC as Founding Members

The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC), an organization dedicated to improving patient transitions throughout the healthcare system, has announced the establishment of the NTOCC Healthcare IT Innovations Task Force.  In bringing together healthcare technology thought leaders which offer new, innovative or emerging solutions for care transitions challenges, NTOCC and Task Force members will work toward the shared vision of advancing transitions of care (TOC) issues and improving patient outcomes and care quality.

Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, NTOCC Executive Director, says, “Managing transitions of care requires new and innovative technologies, and I am excited to see this dynamic and diverse group of innovative leaders working with NTOCC to identify possible solutions.”

NTOCC quote

Healthcare software companies RightCare Solutions, Inc. and Ankota, Inc. have signed on to be charter Task Force members, partnering with NTOCC to leverage shared organizational goals in healthcare technology.  The Task Force is comprised of leading and innovative technology companies focused on care transitions.  This complementary and diverse group will utilize their expertise in creating TOC solutions to collaborate with the NTOCC Board of Directors and Health Information Technology (HIT) Workgroup to determining existing gaps in HIT and consider solutions to eliminate barriers to improved transitions.

“Technology innovation is always led by new entrants and upstarts,” says Ankota’s CEO, Will Hicklen. “I’m honored and thrilled to work on the Task Force with fellow charter member, RightCare Solutions, and with NTOCC ’s members in one of the most collaborative organizations I’ve ever seen.”

“With so much noise and clutter in the care transitions technology space, it’s impossible to expect clinicians to stay abreast of what’s truly innovative and transformative.  I’m excited to play a role in informing and educating the NTOCC membership about these paradigm-shifting technologies, and I too am honored to join Will and Ankota as one of the two charter members of this very promising task force,” says Matt Tanzer, Chief Commercial Officer at RightCare Solutions, who is also the co-chair of NTOCC’s HIT Workgroup.

RightCare Solutions and Ankota will present the technology session at NTOCC’s upcoming Regional Transitions of Care Summit in Atlanta, GA on October 17.

The Healthcare IT Innovations Task Force is open to technology companies focused on care transitions; for additional information, contact NTOCC by visiting http://www.ntocc.org/ContactUs.aspx.

About the National Transitions of Care Coalition

The National Transitions of Care Coalition is a 501(c)(4) dedicated to addressing a serious U.S. healthcare issue: filling the gaps that occur when patients leave one care setting and move to another care setting. These transitions include patients moving from primary care to specialty physicians; moving or transferring patients from the emergency department to intensive care or surgery; or when patients are discharged from the hospital to home, assisted living arrangements, or skilled nursing facilities.  Working in conjunction with 450 Associate Member organizations and over 4,000 individual professional subscribers, NTOCC has developed tools and resources made available to everyone in the healthcare industry including providers, payors, patients and consumers.   For more information, visit www.NTOCC.org and follow the Coalition on Twitter @NTOCC.

About Ankota

Ankota technology organizes providers into health care "Ecosystems" to efficiently Plan, Coordinate and Deliver care and effectively manage Care Transitions. More than 1400 providers ranging from large health systems to post-acute providers use Ankota’s Care Coordination Platform, making it the largest and fastest growing platform of its kind. For more information, visit Ankota at Ankota.com.

About RightCare Solutions

The RightCare software is the culmination of a decade-long proprietary research program, known as D2S2, conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  The software risk-stratifies patients at admission, prioritizes clinician workflow, and automates post-acute care transitions, all within a health system’s existing technological framework. In 2013 alone tens of thousands of patients have already benefitted from the software, reducing 30- and 60-day all-cause hospital readmissions by 29%.  Visit RightCareSolutions.com or @TeamRightCare on Twitter for more information. 

To contact Ankota about Care Transitions technology or schedule a demo, click the blue button below 

 

Ankota Technology to Manage Transitions of Care

Topics: Care Coordination, transitional care, Will Hicklen, Care Transitions, NTOCC

NTOCC Transitions of Care Summit Series Continues in Atlanta 10/17/13

Posted by Will Hicklen

Oct 15, 2013 2:18:00 PM

Ankota CEO Will Hicklen To Speak at the National Transitions of Care Coalition Summit in Atlanta, GA on October 17, 2013.

AtlantaPhoto   NTOCC Care Transitions

The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) is an organization dedicated to improving patient transitions throughout the healthcare system. Hicklen and NTOCC will jointly announce the establishment of the NTOCC Healthcare IT Innovations Task Force and discuss its mission and objectives. Joining Will Hicklen will be Matt Tanzer, Chief Commercial Officer of RightCare Solutions, and co-chair of the NTOCC Health Information Technology Workgroup. Hicklen and Tanzer will also deliver a joint presentation on the emergence Healthcare Ecosystems and new technologies to support Care Transitions initiatives. 

Location:

Loudermilk Conference Center - Ballroom
40 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

The NTOCC Regional Transitions of Care Summit in Atlanta will raise awareness about the challenges of poor transitions, promote solutions and highlight products and services innovative companies are developing to improve transitions. This one day event will bring together health care professionals, patient and caregiver advocates, and policy makers with NTOCC thought leaders and partner representatives to discuss effective solutions and highlight emerging resources. To learn more or to regsiter to attend in Atlanta, click the NTOCC logo above or click here.

The regional Summits are held in different US sites throughout the year, and culminate with the National Transitions of Care Summit in Washington, DC on December 2, 2013. for more information about the National Transitions of Care Summit click here

Topics: Care Coordination, transitional care, Will Hicklen, Care Transitions, Avoidable Readmissions, Population Health

Ankota CEO Featured at Transitions of Care Summit at Cleveland Clinic

Posted by Will Hicklen

Aug 14, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Ankota CEO Will Hicklen to present "The Rise of Health Care Ecosystems" at National Transitions of Care Coalition Summit at Cleveland Clinic September 25, 2013

Cleveland Clinic, Care Transitions, NTOCC

In Cleveland, Hicklen will discuss the emergence of Health Care Ecosystems to better manage Care Trasitions and support new, highly collaborative models of care. The presentation will feature examples of other industries that have already undergone similar transformations while dealing with many of the same issues involving security, productivity, and collaboration. Following the presentation, Hicklen will participate in a panel discussion with fellow thought leaders and technologists including Matt Tanzer, Chief Commercial Officer of RigthCare Solutions.

View the full agenda for the Cleveland Transitions of Care Summit here.

Transitions of Care Coalition

NTOCC hosts a series of Transitions of Care Summits each year to raise awareness about the challenges of poor transitions, promote NTOCC-developed solutions and highlight products and services innovative companies are developing to improve transitions. These one day events bring together health care professionals, patient and caregiver advocates, and policy makers with NTOCC thought leaders and partner representatives to discuss effective solutions and highlight emerging resources.

Who should attend: Health Care professionals leading Care Transitions projects, Avoidable Reamissions programs, Accountable Care Organizations, and Senior Executives from hospitals health systems. Also, Executive management from post acute providers such as home health care, physical therapy, home medical equipment delivery, and more.

Click here for more information about the Summit or here to register to attend. To learn more about NTOCC or to join, click here  

Topics: Care Coordination, transitional care, Will Hicklen, Care Transitions, NTOCC, Accountable Care Organizations, ACO

Ankota CEO to Speak at National Transitions of Care Coalition Summit

Posted by Will Hicklen

Jul 10, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Ankota CEO Will Hicklen to Speak at National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) Summit in Nashville on July 18, 2013.

Care Transitions NTOCC Ankota

"Collaborative Ecosystems of providers will emerge to better manage Care Transitions, and will rely on new, technology-led models of care. NTOCC and its member organizations are at the forefront of the design of these models," says Hicklen, adding, "and NTOCC Summits are a terrific forum for advancing them." Lessons from other industries will be presented that will help guide health care providers and technology organizations in the development of these new models.  

NTOCC News Release

On July 18, the National Transitions of Care Coalition comes to Nashville to host the Regional Nashville Transitions of Care Summit, a one day event that seeks to explore local challenges that present barriers to improved transitions, explore solutions in development by area organizations and highlight products and services innovative organizations are developing to improve transitions.

Summit sessions will feature representatives from Nashville-area quality and health care organizations, as well as nationally known experts in transitions of care issues.  Nashville Summit panelists and speakers include:

  • Betty DeBlasio, RN, Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist, QSource
  • Catherine Payne, MD, FHM, Chief Medical Informatics Officer & Chief of Internal Medicine, Erlanger Health System
  • Julie Appleton, AVP, HCA Physician Services Coding Operations
  • Will Hicklen, CEO, Ankota
  • Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, NTOCC Executive Director
  • Dr. H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH, Asst. Professor, Clinical Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical

NTOCC's Regional Summits focus on TOC challenges and solutions within the region while also offering national insights into care transitions.  Next week's lunch presentation, Using Technology to Improve Transitions of Care, will provide an HIT perspective of care transitions:

Will Hicklen, CEO of Ankota, will talk about rapid shifts in technology and approaches to organizing and delivering care to support Care Transitions Initiatives as well as other cost and quality based programs. Hicklen makes the case that health care has already started on a path that is both predictable and necessary, and will discuss examples already proven in more complex industries such as aerospace and automotive. What do jets, cars and rockets have to do with health care? Find out here. The concept of leveraging “Healthcare Ecosystems” to better Plan, Coordinate and Deliver care will be clearly laid out and provide a framework that attendees can take back and build upon in their own Care Transitions Initiatives.

Limited space for the July 18th Summit in Nashville is available; visithttp://www.ntocc.org/Events/NashvilleTOCSummit/ScheduleAgenda.aspx for the full agenda andhttp://www.ntocc.org/Events/NashvilleTOCSummit/HowtoRegister.aspx to register today.  If you would like to download a one page PDF to share with your colleagues, click here.

Topics: Health Care Reform, Care Coordination, transitional care, Care Transitions

Ankota CEO Hicklen Named Among Region's Top 10 Tech CEOs

Posted by Will Hicklen

Mar 8, 2013 11:47:00 AM

SmartCEO Top Tech CEO SmartCEO Top Tech CEOs
Ankota is proud to announce that the company's CEO, Will Hicklen, has been named among the Mid-Atlantic region's Top 10 Tech CEOs in the March 2013 issue of SmartCEO Magazine. Hicklen is the only CEO of a Health IT or mHealth company to receive the distinction.
"This really is a recognition of the team's execution as things have taken off," said Hicklen. Explaining further, "We sought first to develop a web-based, mobile software platform for post acute care providers to help them improve productivity immediately and reduce operating expenses. The long term strategy has always been to develop into an enterprise class solution to coordinate entire ecosystems of providers -- this "ecosystem" model better supports Care Transitions, Population Health, and Medical Home models. It includes Hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, by integrating care planning and coordination with care delivery. That is a real challenge to do in an otherwise disconnected world and this award is really about the entire team at Ankota getting us there."
This recognition comes on the heels of the company's early success, as Ankota was also named SmartCEO's HOT STARTUP in 2010 and appeared in the May issue that year, see news release here.
More about the award: SmartCEO profiles the region's Top 10 Tech firms and their CEOs for their thoughts on the tech industry and technology trends, and solicits advice for other CEOs. The interview with Will Hicklen can be read in the March 2013 issue of SmartCEO (p.68).
Contact Ankota

Topics: Care Coordination, transitional care, Will Hicklen, Care Transitions, Accountable Care Organizations, mHealth, Patient Centered Medical Home