ANKOTA RELEASES CARE TRANSITION SOFTWARE VERSION 2.0 AND WHITE PAPER ON SELLING CARE TRANSITION SERVICES
New Features and Customer Feedback result in improved offerings
Boston, MA, USA 30 July 2015 - Ankota announced today that it has released version 2.0 of its Care Transitions software. Based on the experience of customers in home health, area agencies on aging, and home care. Ankota additionally announces availability of its newest white paper Selling Care Transition Services to Hospitals that is available for free download from their website at www.ankota.com.
The new version of Ankota’s care transition software includes electronic referrals via the HL7 protocol or via an online portal and enhancements that allow care transition protocols to be fulfilled by a combination of nurses, aides, social workers and other transition coaches.
“There are numerous evidence-based and best-practice protocols for providing care transition services. An Area Agency on Aging might do it very differently, for example, than a home care agency working with discharge nurses in a hospital,” explained Ankota Founder and CEO Ken Accardi. “This compelled us to enhance our ability to model protocols and communicate with referral sources in different ways.”
New White Paper Available on Selling Care Transition Services to Hospitals
Simultaneous with the new software, Ankota released a white paper that explains how providers of care transition services can sell those services to the hospitals who need them. “The hardest thing about deploying a care transition program is working out a cost and delivery model that is beneficial to all parties. The new paper provides guidance on how organizations can collaborate on a solution that both improves care and lowers cost,” added Accardi. “With CMS [the Committee for Medicare and Medicaid Services] shifting its reimbursement model to bundled payments, hospitals will soon be responsible for the costs of readmissions, making it imperative that they learn how to prevent them.”
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. 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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