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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,

Ankota CEO & CMO to Speak to Maryland Home Care Providers

Posted by Will Hicklen

Feb 28, 2012 2:41:00 PM

February 28, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland   Ankota Co-Founder & CEO Will Hicklen will present to Maryland Home Care Providers at the MayHAC Annual Provider Upgrade Conference on March 8, 2012 1-4pm, at the JHH Mount Washington Conference Center. Also presenting is Dr. J. Hunter Young, Ankota’s co-founder, Chief Medical Officer, and Medical Director of Johns Hopkins HealthCare in Baltimore, Maryland.

This year’s conference, entitled “Improving Accountable Care Practices” promises to help providers assure compliance with new and evolving regulations while learning how to leverage new technology and best practices to grow their businesses more profitably.

Each year, the conference educates providers on new and pending legislation and connects them with key State officials in a collaborative environment. 

In addition to Mr. Hicklen and Dr. Young, MayHAC’s confirmed speakers include MD Secretary of Aging, Gloria LawlahState Inspector General, Thomas RussellAsst. Inspector General, Susan Steinberg, and Department of Aging Community Liaison, Maryam Baharloo.

 “The regulatory environment is becoming increasingly complex and providers are under real pressure to have their houses in order,” says Hicklen. “MayHAC helps providers understand regulations and govern their businesses in ways that make sense, are fully compliant with State regulations, and put patient care first.”

Based in Towson, Maryland, MayHAC is Maryland’s premier Compliance and Marketing firm dedicated to Maryland Health Care Providers, and hosts the event annually for home care providers that are licensed by The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ). Providers are encouraged to register for the event here or visitMayHAC’s web site directly.

Also based in Baltimore, Maryland, Ankota, Inc. is the pioneering company in the field ofHealthcare Delivery Management (HDM) focused on improving the quality and efficiency of home health care. Ankota’s HDM technology organizes healthcare into a “delivery model” to better plan, coordinate and deliver care in the home, with immediate cost savings and productivity improvements for providers.

Topics: Home Care Industry, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Coordination, transitional care, Home Care Technology, Will Hicklen, Home Care, NPDA, PDHCA, MAYHAC, Dr. J. Hunter Young, Johns Hopkins HealthCare

Ankota Announces Telephony Solution for Caretinuum

Posted by Will Hicklen

Sep 15, 2011 1:34:00 PM

Mediware logo

Ankota and Mediware  (NASDAQ: MEDW) announced today immediate availability of Ankota Telephony for Caretinuum, offering the software FREE OF CHARGE to current Caretinuum customers until October 31, 2011. Telephony usage fees apply are discounted for Mediware’s customers.

With the industry’s most advanced telephony solution, Ankota is the exclusive provider of telephony technology that is fully integrated with Caretinuum.  Customers use Ankota’s telephony for time tracking and interoperability with care plans, including checklists, full visit reviews, missed arrival alerts, and more.

Caretinuum customers can request more information or activate telephony features by contacting Ankota directly will.hicklen@ankota.com

 

About Ankota

Ankota, Inc. is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) focused on improving the quality and efficiency of home health care. Ankota’s HDM technology organizes healthcare into a “delivery model” to better plan, coordinate and deliver care in the home, with immediate cost savings and productivity improvements for providers. Ankota’s customers include companies involved in providing home health services and private duty care, delivery of home medical equipment and supplies, and many forms of home-based therapy (from infusion and respiratory services to occupational and physical therapy). Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago. For more information, please visit http://www.ankota.com.

About Mediware


Mediware delivers interoperable best of breed software systems that improve efficiencies and address safety concerns to enable healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; and business intelligence based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit www.mediware.com .

Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, HME, DME, Home Care Technology, Announcements, Checklists, Home Care Mobile Solutions

ANKOTA TO SHOWCASE PRIVATE DUTY SOFTWARE AT NPDA LAS VEGAS

Posted by Ken Accardi

Feb 28, 2011 4:23:00 PM

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (February 28, 2011) -  The National Private Duty Association will be holding their 9th AnnualNPDA Logo Leadership Conference March 2-4 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Exhibitors, including Ankota, Inc., will be on hand to showcase their latest products and services aimed at providing private duty professionals with technology that will allow them to provide better patient care and cut costs.  (Ankota will be located at booth #43 at the conference.)

To get a flavor for the NPDA experience, please watch this short video:

NPDA - Vegas Baby from Ankota, Inc. on Vimeo.

"Ankota is excited to exhibit for our second year at NPDA ," says Ankota CEO and co-founder Will Hicklen. "Our packaging and pricing is suitable for both full and part time staff, with simple or complex needs, and addresses the Private Duty market with a scalable, easy to use solution that offers immediate return on investment." The package includes:

  • Caregiver management (candidates and active workers)
  • Comprehensive Care Planning
  • Scheduling and assignment management
  • Telephony & Mobile Resource Tracking
  • Real-time escalation of Care Concerns
  • Work Tracking & Reporting
  • FamilyConnect to keep distant family members in the loop
  • Billing with Quickbooks Integration
  • Payroll with ADP integration

According to Kim Stoneking, Executive Director for the National Private Duty Association, "The National Private Duty Association is very pleased to have Ankota as a supporter and an associate member of the NPDA. We believe the services they offer for the betterment of care givers will be of interest to the membership."

About Ankota: Ankota is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM), focused on improving the quality and efficiency of health care outside of the hospital. HDM is a process-centric, technology-enabled approach to managing the "delivery model," automating complex scheduling requirements and optimizing scarce resources such as people, time, equipment, and supplies.

Ankota's Private Duty offering adds to the company's suite of solutions that help companies plan, coordinate and deliver care outside of the hospital setting. Ankota's HDM suite already serves Home Health, Medical Equipment (HME/DME), Respiratory Therapy (RT) and Infusion. HDM solutions are integrated, scalable for small to large businesses, and available via subscription.

Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis. For more information please go to http://ankota.com/

Topics: Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Will Hicklen, NPDA, Home Care Scheduling Software

BeClose and Ankota Announce Collaboration

Posted by Will Hicklen

Dec 8, 2010 11:41:00 AM

Ankota BeClose collaboration for home monitoringAnkota BeClose Collaboration for Home Monitoring

Metro Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland (December 7, 2010) – BeClose, the new wireless technology used to provide caregivers with at-home monitoring while providing additional oversight to aging adults, and Ankota, the leading provider of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) solutions, today announced a unique collaboration for the home health care marketplace. Ankota’s technology helps home care companies improve both the quality and efficiency of care delivered in the home and includes tools to better manage family communications. Combined with a BeClose monitoring system, familial caregivers can take advantage of two aspects of oversight: Personal attention when a caregiver is in the home, and the use of digital monitors when they are not. The full program gives a thorough picture of patients who are aging in place, disabled, or recovering, but without 24-hour personal care.

The partnership comes at a time when home care agencies are facing unprecedented demand — 8,000 Americans turn 65 years of age each day. These agencies are challenged to operate efficiently and cost effectively, while maintaining strong connections and providing great service to family members. To achieve these goals, BeClose and Ankota’s offering will both enhance customer service and improve efficiency with the families they serve.

Ankota’s goal is to continually improve patient care while decreasing healthcare delivery costs. BeClose helps to achieve these goals by delivering remote monitoring technology that helps caregivers stay in close touch with their loved ones who are aging in place. Families can get real time data, set parameters around daily activities, and gain an accurate sense of what is going on in the home or if a patient is in need – even when no one is at home with the patient.

Ankota’s goal is to continually improve patient care while decreasing healthcare delivery costs. BeClose helps to achieve these goals by delivering remote monitoring technology that helps caregivers stay in close touch with their loved ones who are aging in place. Families can get real time data, set parameters around daily activities, and gain an accurate sense of what is going on in the home or if a patient is in need – even when no one is at home with the patient.

“We know that home care agencies aim to not just serve the elderly and disabled, but also their families,” said Liddy Manson, President of BeClose. “Our system helps familial caregivers fill in the hours when home care is not onsite, in a way that makes geographic distances go away, and it delivers ongoing information that can show changes in critical patterns of behavior and identify a problem before it becomes a crisis.”

“Bringing together BeClose at-home monitoring with Ankota’s family communications technology under a coordinated model is an obvious solution,” added Will Hicklen, Ankota’s CEO. “Home care providers are improving their services to include remote home monitoring and consistent communication with family members, and the Ankota-BeClose collaboration provides new revenue opportunities for home care agencies while substantially improving services to their clients.”

Ankota clients’ families enjoy substantial discounts on the BeClose home monitoring service under the terms of the collaboration.

About Ankota™

Ankota, Inc. is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) focused on improving the quality and efficiency of home health care. Ankota’s HDM technology organizes healthcare into a “delivery model” to better plan, coordinate and deliver care in the home, with immediate cost savings and productivity improvements for providers. Ankota’s customers include companies involved in providing home health services and private duty care, delivery of home medical equipment and supplies, and infusion and respiratory therapy. Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Chicago. For more information, please visit www.ankota.com.


About BeClose™

BeCloseTM is a breakthrough remote home monitoring system designed to allow people to age in place independently while giving their family members and caregivers the peace of mind of
knowing that they’re safe. The system of wireless sensors is fully customizable and tech – friendly. The system is based on a research and development partnership with Alarm.com, the nation’s leading in-home wireless monitoring system, serving more than 400,000 homes and businesses nationwide. By leveraging the patented alarm.com technology platform, BeClose can scale usage on a proven system that processes more than 25 Million security and safety events every month. BeClose headquarters are outside of Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.beclose.com

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, thought leadership, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, HME, DME, Home Care Technology, Announcements, Will Hicklen, NPDA, PDHCA, BeClose, home monitoring, telehealth, remote monitoring

ANKOTA TO PRESENT AND EXHIBIT AT THE NYSHCP ANNUAL MEETING

Posted by Ken Accardi

Oct 26, 2010 12:28:00 PM

October 26-29 in Uniondale NY

Baltimore, MD and Uniondale, NY: Ankota will be exhibiting at the New York State Home Care Providers Annual Meeting on October 27th NYSHCP Bridges Conferenceand 28th. The conference will be held at the Marriott Long Island Hotel and Conference Center in Uniondale NY.  The theme for the annual conference is “Bridges.”

In addition to exhibiting, Ankota CTO Ken Accardi will deliver a presentation entitled “Technology and Inbound Marketing Booster Shot,” which will teach the participants how to get better results from their web sites and about new technologies they should be aware of.  Ken will join other speaking faculty for the conference including Ellen Bolch, President of The Healthcare Alternative (The THA Group) and author and speaker Chip Madera.  The speaker bios are available at http://www.nyshcp.org/content.aspx?id=5990

“We have our best attendance at our shows on Long Island” explained Phyllis Wang, president of the New York State Home Care Providers “We’re excited to have Ankota returning to the conference as an associate member and excited to welcome Ken Accardi as a speaker.”   See Video Highlights of last year’s HCP meeting below.

 

NYSHCP members are primarily comprised of non-medical home care providers who assist clients with activities of daily living (ADLs) and provide paraprofessional support to certified nursing services.  Ankota provides a comprehensive management system for these organizations, that offers the following features and benefits:

  • Web-based scheduling that matches workers, schedules, and skills to patient/client needs
  • Advanced constraint checking (for example to make sure that the visit is in the Medicaid approved window)
  • Care plan checklists for each patient or client
  • FamilyConnect so that the agencies can provide better communications to the loved ones of the people that they care for
  • Real time tracking of workers via telephony and/or smart phones
  • Billing and Payroll calculation

You can learn more about Ankota at www.ankota.com or by calling 800.909.9866.

About Ankota

Ankota is a leading service provider of innovative, technology-based software for home care management.  The company is a pioneer of next generation SaaS solutions for Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM), Private Duty, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Physical Therapy and Home Infusion markets.  Ankota is committed to improving the quality and efficiency of health care outside the hospital setting.

Ankota's suite of solutions includes: "delivery model" optimization - automating complex scheduling requirements; telephony and web-based tracking of patient visits and health status; paperless trails for supervision and audits; billing systems integration; and accurate, real-time reporting.  Ankota's Family Connect, a secure web-based tool, ensures patient families are always one click away from knowing their relative's health and well-being. 

Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Minneapolis. For more information please go to http://www.ankota.com/.

Topics: Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Announcements, Checklists, Home Care Scheduling Software, New York State HCP