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.
Ken Accardi, MBA, CEO
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.
David Cole, CCP, Chief Operating Officer
David is a seasoned veteran of the home care industry with over 25 years of experience. David co-founded StatChek, Inc., a pioneer in home care voice telephony, which was later acquired by Computer Outsourcing Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI), today a part of Wi-Pro (NYSE:WIT). David was a part of the startup team at AccentCare, Inc., has founded and managed homecare agencies and served as the Medicare administrator for Interim Healthcare of Atlanta. He is also one of the principal developers of a novel model for post-discharge patient management.
Burgess Harrison, MBA, Vice President Marketing & Sales
Burgess brings over 20 years of executive level experience in telehealth, communications, technology marketing and sales. A pioneer in electronic visit verification (EVV) and telephony, Burgess has spoken at NAHC conferences and has received healthcare tech industry innovation honors. 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. Outside of Ankota, Burgess serves on the board of directors for Tradehome Shoes, a 109 store retail shoe chain in 21 states. He was formerly an adjunct professor at the New York College of Technology. Burgess holds an MBA from the University of New Haven.
Sara Moore, Implementation & Support Director
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.
C. Shawn Johnson, Lead investor
After 15 years at State Street Global Advisors, where he served as SSgA’s investment Committee Chairman overseeing $2.1 trillion in client assets, Shawn founded Guidon Global LLC, an investment management firm.
Shawn is the lead Ankota investor and serves on the Ankota Board of Directors.