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5 Ways to Improve Healthcare via the Visionary Founder of Athena Health

Ankota's marketing director, Jed Hammel doesn't come from the home care world but instead is an expert is social media marketing, filmmaking, event planning and more.  We hope you enjoy this article recapping what one Health IT Thought Leader sees as opportunities for improvement in healthcare. 

CEO and Co-founder at athenahealth, a company that provides cloud-based services for health care and point-of-care mobile apps.  Jonathan wrote an interesting article, entitled, "An Open Letter to Those Who Might Change the World by Fixing Healthcare."  In the piecem Jonathan describes 5 areas that he sees are in need of improvement in the Healthcare tech space.

 I suggest that you read the full article here, but as a start, here's his the list of opportunities:

  • Core Hospital Modalities Lacking Cloud-based Solutions

  • Virtualization of Ancillary Services

  •  Discharge Planning

  • Care Transitions and Handoffs

  • Medication Tracking

Care Transitions popped out to me since Ankota also feels that Care Transitions are a vital component to the healthcare ecosystem.  Moreover, we believe that Home Care can play a part in Care Transitions as a way to improve care for patients, expand home care businesses, and improve the cost and quality of healthcare in this country.

On that note, one of Ankota's whitepapers, entitled "Selling Care Transition Services to Hospitals" is available for download and we think you'll find it useful.  Please click the link or the picture below to download.  If you're interested in scheduling an online demo of our home care or care transitions software solutions, just click this button:

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Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital, focusing on efficiency and care coordination. Ankota's primary focus is on Care Transitions for Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.

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