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.
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
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