Ankota is the industry’s first Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) solution, and our promise is to develop home healthcare technology that continually improves patient care, decreases healthcare delivery costs, and improves the prospects for our aging population to live full and healthy lives in the comfort of their homes.
Ken Accardi, MBA, Founder/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 also advises small businesses with marketing and business strategy. He was formerly an adjunct professor at the New York College of Technology. Burgess holds an MBA from the University of New Haven.
Jeremy Hammel, Director of Support & Social Media
Jed solidified his career in the TV and Film industry, and then successfully led marketing and sales for The Longfellow Club, voted one of Boston's Best Places to Work by The Boston Globe. He co-founded the Boston based social impact organization, City Awake, and founded the Filmshift Film Festival, spearheading their marketing efforts. He brings his expertise in social media marketing and his passion for elder care to his Ankota role.
Sara Moore, Director Support & Implementation
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, Development Lead
Carmen expertly leads Ankota's software development team. In addition to her top-notch programming and technology leadership skills, Carmen is a fantastic customer advocate and provides unparalleled support.
The Ankota Name
Our company name is derived from the etymology of the word Ankota. Native Americans use the word Ankota to describe a healing tree with a complex root structure. From the medicinal qualities of the tree we derive our connection to health care. From the root structure and the literal translation of Ankota to mean "many paths" we make the connection to our mission of improving the delivery and coordination of care outside of the hospital setting.