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About

Welcome to Ankota™, where we’re enabling the next generation in home care management solutions and patient engagement systems that prevent avoidable hospitalizations.  What is it that makes a home care solution next generation?  Of course, it must utilize state-of-the-art technology, do things that existing systems can’t do, and minimize staffing requirements while maximizing productivity. But to be truly next generation, a solution must go much further...  to be next generation, a solution must include state-of-the-art thinking.

Health care today is an extremely complex system of payers, programs, diseases, and treatments that require precise management and oversight.  Data, from a multitude of directions must be moved in and out of systems to ensure knowledgeable decision making that achieves the desired results.  And day to day service delivery is further complicated by payer authorizations and plans of care, both of which can determine if and when services can be billed.  Ankota meets the needs of homecare, private duty and home health care agencies and other providers in a multitude of delivery settings and focuses on several underserved segments specifically in the arena of non-medical home care, Area Agencies on Aging Solutions (AAA), Case Management Service Delivery, Pediatric, Therapy and Respite Services, Managed Care Medicaid Programs & Payer Systems, Remote Population Monitoring and Engagement and Adult Day Care.  Our highly customizable software offers full home care agency and Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) management including telephony, GPS, fixed number generator fobs, biometric authentication and verification schema. It manages people, payers and programs via configurable business rule sets and supports optimized delivery of care in homes, readmission reduction, individualized plans of care and cost controls. Sophisticated scheduling algorithms support managing non-skilled and professional workers in post-acute markets. Foresight Care™, is an innovative remote patient monitoring service and patient engagement platform, that helps avoid hospital readmissions at a very low cost.

Leadership

Ken Accardi, MBA, CEO

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Ken, who is sometimes referred to as the "Home Care Software Geek" founded Ankota to enable the next generation of home care.  Ken was previously a Chief Information Officer at GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and VP at Tele Atlas (sold to TomTom (AMS:TOM2)). Ken has also served as CTO for iGetBetter, MedNest, and Veritas Health Solutions (now iHope Network). Ken has been a keynote speaker at numerous national conferences (Medtrade, DecisionHealth), and a lecturer at Harvard, MIT, Bentely, Babson College and UMass. Ken also serves as a mentor for the MassChallenge accelerator. Ken has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, an MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, and a BS in Engineering from Bucknell.

Sara Moore, Implementation & Support Director

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Sara has 10 years experience in project coordination and project management. Her last 5 years have been focused in healthcare administration specifically in Adult/Pediatric Therapy, Orthopedics, Private Duty Home Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities.   Sara brings a combination of industry, administrative and technological insight to focus on implementation, documentation, and training to support our customers.

Carmen Popa, CTO

 

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Carmen is Ankota's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and has been with the team since the start. She is an outstanding software architect and team leader who has conceptualized and evolved Ankota into the highly configurable next generation platform that it is today.

Joel Merle-Smith, VP of Sales

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Joel is a healthcare futurist with 20+ years of IT expertise and a strong home care pedigree. He was the leading sales person for CareAnyware, which was sold to Brightree (and subsequently sold to Resmed). Prior to that, Joel and Ken worked together at ViryaNet (sold to Verisae and subsequently to Accruent). Joel focuses on building strong personal relationships with individuals and also with markets. Specifically he makes it a point to be present in the geographies served by Ankota so that community needs (often driven by state Medicaid and Managed Care programs) are anticipated and met.

Jeremy Jed Hammel, Marketing Director and Customer Success Lead

Jeremy has worked with Ankota in a number of marketing roles since 2014, including inbound and outbound initiatives, writing blogs, running our webinars, and even Customer Support.  He is an avid film buff and filmmaker, and loves building community through technology.

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