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Ankota CTO to Speak at Medtrade on HME Technology Strategy

Posted by Will Hicklen

Oct 26, 2011 1:18:00 PM

Medtrade 2011

October 26, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia:  Ken Accardi, Ankota's Chief Technology Officer and noted visionary, will present today on immediate opportunities and the role that HME / DME providers will play in rapidly evolving healthcare delivery models. With Competitive Bidding, Health Care reform, and the rise of Accountable Care Organizations, HMEs must adapt now to survive and grow. There are immediate and substantial savings available to those that do, effectively positioning them for integrated healthcare delivery models that rapidly approach.

Included in Mr. Accardi's presentation is the "HME Technology Booster Shot," which outlines specific steps that HMEs can take today to cut operating costs, scale operations, and position themselves to be relevant in Accountable Care models. Ken will also be featured on a Medtrade discussion panel titled "What can GPS Technology do for Your HME Business?" 

9:15-10:15am: HME Technology Booster Shot, room B305

10:30-11:30am: What Can GPS Technology Do For Your HME Business, room B305

For a copy of the presentation or to learn more about how technology can immediately improve your HME Business, click this orange button

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Topics: Home Healthcare Delivery Management, HME, DME, Home Care Scheduling Software, Home Care Technology, Announcements, Leadership, Care Coordination, thought leadership, transitional care, Care Coordination

Ankota Announces HDM Integration with HomecareNet

Posted by Will Hicklen

Sep 15, 2011 3:33:00 PM

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Ankota and Mediware  (NASDAQ: MEDW) announced today immediate availability of Ankota’s Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) suite for Mediware’s HomecareNet customers.

Ankota HDM is fully integrated with HomecareNet and already in use with customers. Orders generated in HomecareNet pass automatically into Ankota HDM, where customers use Ankota’s advanced scheduling and optimization technology to schedule deliveries, build routes, and track deliveries, leveraging a process that eliminates paper processes and is 100% electronic. Businesses using HomecareNet and Ankota HDM are able to realize dramatic reductions in operating expenses and mileage and fuel expenses, and increase delivery capacity immediately.

Following on the heels of the announcement of Ankota’s Telephony for Caretinuum customers, this announcement extends the Ankota-Mediware partnership and provides Ankota’s ground-breaking Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) technology to HomecareNet customers.

Mediware customers can request more information or purchase Ankota HDM by contacting Ankota directly will.hicklen@ankota.com

About Ankota

Ankota, Inc. is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) focused on improving the quality and efficiency of home health care. Ankota’s HDM technology organizes healthcare into a “delivery model” to better plan, coordinate and deliver care in the home, with immediate cost savings and productivity improvements for providers. Ankota’s customers include companies involved in providing home health services and private duty care, delivery of home medical equipment and supplies, and many forms of home-based therapy (from infusion and respiratory services to occupational and physical therapy). Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago. For more information, please visit http://www.ankota.com.

About Mediware


Mediware delivers interoperable best of breed software systems that improve efficiencies and address safety concerns to enable healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; and business intelligence based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our web site at www.mediware.com .

Topics: Home Healthcare Delivery Management, Ankota Product Release, HME, DME, Home Care Scheduling Software, Home Health Therapy Software, Home Care Technology, Announcements, Checklists, Home Care Mobile Solutions, Home Therapy, Mobile devices, Leadership, Home Care Best Practices, Home Care Dispatch, Health Care Reform, Care Coordination, thought leadership

ANKOTA TO SHOWCASE PRIVATE DUTY SOFTWARE AT NPDA LAS VEGAS

Posted by Ken Accardi

Feb 28, 2011 4:23:00 PM

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (February 28, 2011) -  The National Private Duty Association will be holding their 9th AnnualNPDA Logo Leadership Conference March 2-4 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Exhibitors, including Ankota, Inc., will be on hand to showcase their latest products and services aimed at providing private duty professionals with technology that will allow them to provide better patient care and cut costs.  (Ankota will be located at booth #43 at the conference.)

To get a flavor for the NPDA experience, please watch this short video:

NPDA - Vegas Baby from Ankota, Inc. on Vimeo.

"Ankota is excited to exhibit for our second year at NPDA ," says Ankota CEO and co-founder Will Hicklen. "Our packaging and pricing is suitable for both full and part time staff, with simple or complex needs, and addresses the Private Duty market with a scalable, easy to use solution that offers immediate return on investment." The package includes:

  • Caregiver management (candidates and active workers)
  • Comprehensive Care Planning
  • Scheduling and assignment management
  • Telephony & Mobile Resource Tracking
  • Real-time escalation of Care Concerns
  • Work Tracking & Reporting
  • FamilyConnect to keep distant family members in the loop
  • Billing with Quickbooks Integration
  • Payroll with ADP integration

According to Kim Stoneking, Executive Director for the National Private Duty Association, "The National Private Duty Association is very pleased to have Ankota as a supporter and an associate member of the NPDA. We believe the services they offer for the betterment of care givers will be of interest to the membership."

About Ankota: Ankota is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM), focused on improving the quality and efficiency of health care outside of the hospital. HDM is a process-centric, technology-enabled approach to managing the "delivery model," automating complex scheduling requirements and optimizing scarce resources such as people, time, equipment, and supplies.

Ankota's Private Duty offering adds to the company's suite of solutions that help companies plan, coordinate and deliver care outside of the hospital setting. Ankota's HDM suite already serves Home Health, Medical Equipment (HME/DME), Respiratory Therapy (RT) and Infusion. HDM solutions are integrated, scalable for small to large businesses, and available via subscription.

Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis. For more information please go to http://ankota.com/

Topics: Will Hicklen, Home Care Scheduling Software, Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, NPDA

ANKOTA AND CARECENTRIC ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Posted by Will Hicklen

Dec 6, 2010 12:12:00 PM

 Ankota Care Centric Partnership

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New Alliance Combines Ankota’s Innovative Technology with CareCentric’s Pioneering Solutions for Home Health, Home Medical Equipment, Hospice and Private Duty Services

Baltimore, MD and Atlanta, GA, December 6, 2010Ankota, a Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) business with a patient-centric, performance-focused approach to managing the delivery of care, and CareCentric, a healthcare solutions company that has offered industry-leading software and services to post-acute care providers for more than 40 years, announced a strategic alliance today to provide home health provider organizations with greater efficiencies resulting in immediate cost savings and increased productivity.

Under the terms of the agreement, CareCentric will sell and support the combined solution with its Caretinuum™ software product. Ankota’s technology for managing the delivery of care will be integrated with CareCentric’s capabilities for managing the business side of care.  Specifically, Ankota will provide optimization of staff schedules and travel plans, provide mobile work management capabilities to home medical equipment (HME) delivery workers and bring voice response telephony capabilities for nurses, paraprofessional home health aides and delivery staff.  When joined with CareCentric’s patient billing, medical equipment inventory and point-of-care nursing documentation, the combined solution sets a new standard for managing healthcare delivery models and positions both companies for accelerated growth. Customers will benefit immediately through substantial reductions in operating costs and increases in capacity to provide care for homebound patients.

“This strategic alliance brings together CareCentric’s decades of market-leading healthcare solutions in key market segments with Ankota’s cutting-edge innovation and technology to provide a new level of efficiency and coordination of post-acute care services,” said Ankota CEO and Founder Will Hicklen. “Customers who take advantage of our combined product will dramatically increase productivity right away while continuing to fine-tune their coordination, distribution and mobile delivery models.”

Ankota and CareCentric now offer the HME market a powerful, integrated tool to reduce expenses and increase productivity.  Use of the HME optimization software can result in 25 to 35 percent fewer miles driven, increased delivery capacity of 10 to 20 percent and a savings of $800 to $1200 per vehicle per month. Key product features include optimized scheduling and route planning, real time delivery reporting and GPS tracking, configurable care plans and an easy-to-use Internet interface. The Caretinuum software tool is scalable, modular, integrated and patient-centric, and it is backed by consulting, education and training, management and technology support services.

“CareCentric and Ankota have a shared desire to deliver high-quality solutions on a single platform,” said Darrell Young, President and CEO of CareCentric. “Both companies are focused on improving the quality and efficiency of home healthcare to help drive success for our customers, so naturally we are excited about the impact this partnership will have for our customers and the industry.”

 

About Ankota

Ankota, Inc. is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) focused on improving the quality and efficiency of home health care. Ankota’s HDM technology organizes healthcare into a “delivery model” to better plan, coordinate and deliver care in the home, with immediate cost savings and productivity improvements for providers. Ankota’s customers include companies involved in providing home health services and private duty care, delivery of home medical equipment and supplies, and infusion and respiratory therapy. Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Chicago. For more information, please visit http://www.ankota.com.

About CareCentric

CareCentric is a healthcare solutions company that has offered industry-leading software and services to post-acute care providers for over 40 years. The state-of-the-art business solutions we offer are designed to facilitate operational, financial and benchmarking aspects of the healthcare industry, from patient assessments and referrals to reimbursement and compliance. These solutions help reduce your operating costs, improve patient outcomes and enhance workflow. Learn more at http://www.carecentric.com.

Topics: Announcements, thought leadership, Home Care Technology, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, Ankota Product Release, HME, DME, Home Care Scheduling Software, Home Care Mobile Solutions, Home Care Industry, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices

ANKOTA TO PRESENT AND EXHIBIT AT THE NYSHCP ANNUAL MEETING

Posted by Ken Accardi

Oct 26, 2010 12:28:00 PM

October 26-29 in Uniondale NY

Baltimore, MD and Uniondale, NY: Ankota will be exhibiting at the New York State Home Care Providers Annual Meeting on October 27th NYSHCP Bridges Conferenceand 28th. The conference will be held at the Marriott Long Island Hotel and Conference Center in Uniondale NY.  The theme for the annual conference is “Bridges.”

In addition to exhibiting, Ankota CTO Ken Accardi will deliver a presentation entitled “Technology and Inbound Marketing Booster Shot,” which will teach the participants how to get better results from their web sites and about new technologies they should be aware of.  Ken will join other speaking faculty for the conference including Ellen Bolch, President of The Healthcare Alternative (The THA Group) and author and speaker Chip Madera.  The speaker bios are available at http://www.nyshcp.org/content.aspx?id=5990

“We have our best attendance at our shows on Long Island” explained Phyllis Wang, president of the New York State Home Care Providers “We’re excited to have Ankota returning to the conference as an associate member and excited to welcome Ken Accardi as a speaker.”   See Video Highlights of last year’s HCP meeting below.

 

NYSHCP members are primarily comprised of non-medical home care providers who assist clients with activities of daily living (ADLs) and provide paraprofessional support to certified nursing services.  Ankota provides a comprehensive management system for these organizations, that offers the following features and benefits:

  • Web-based scheduling that matches workers, schedules, and skills to patient/client needs
  • Advanced constraint checking (for example to make sure that the visit is in the Medicaid approved window)
  • Care plan checklists for each patient or client
  • FamilyConnect so that the agencies can provide better communications to the loved ones of the people that they care for
  • Real time tracking of workers via telephony and/or smart phones
  • Billing and Payroll calculation

You can learn more about Ankota at www.ankota.com or by calling 800.909.9866.

About Ankota

Ankota is a leading service provider of innovative, technology-based software for home care management.  The company is a pioneer of next generation SaaS solutions for Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM), Private Duty, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Physical Therapy and Home Infusion markets.  Ankota is committed to improving the quality and efficiency of health care outside the hospital setting.

Ankota's suite of solutions includes: "delivery model" optimization - automating complex scheduling requirements; telephony and web-based tracking of patient visits and health status; paperless trails for supervision and audits; billing systems integration; and accurate, real-time reporting.  Ankota's Family Connect, a secure web-based tool, ensures patient families are always one click away from knowing their relative's health and well-being. 

Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Minneapolis. For more information please go to http://www.ankota.com/.

Topics: Announcements, New York State HCP, Home Care Scheduling Software, Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Checklists

ANKOTA TO PRESENT AND EXHIBIT AT THE MNCHA ANNUAL MEETING

Posted by Ken Accardi

Sep 10, 2010 2:58:00 PM

September 15-16 in Ellicott City MD

 

Baltimore, MD: Ankota will be exhibiting at the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) Annual Meeting on September 15th and 16th.   The conference will be held at The Hotel at Turf Valley in Ellicott City MD.  The theme for the annual conference is “Planning our Bright Future”

In addition to exhibiting, Ankota CTO Ken Accardi will deliver a presentation entitled “Technology and Inbound Marketing BoosterKen Accardi, Ankota CTO Shot,” which will teach the participants how to get better results from their web sites and about new technologies they should be aware of.  Ken will join other speaking faculty for the conference including Bill Dombi from the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and The Honorable John M. Colmers, secretary for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygeine.

“Although Ankota has a national focus, MNCHA is our hometown show,” explained Ankota CEO Will Hicklen.  “We’re also excited that [Ankota CTO] Ken Accardi will be presenting.  He’s so good at making technology simple to understand.” 

MNCHA’s members include home nursing companies, private duty care companies and suppliers of home medical equipment (HME).  In this tough economic year, Ankota is able to offer solutions that improves the efficiency of each of these business lines, as follows:

  • For HME Delivery, Ankota offers planning and route optimization software that reduces planning time, miles drive, fuel consumption and paperwork, ultimately enabling an organization to take on more customers with the same staff.
  • For Private Care, Ankota offers a comprehensive business management suite, all running on the web, the enables planning, real-time care-giver tracking with telephony, and billing.
  • For specialty nursing and home physical therapy, Ankota coordinates care delivery across disciplines and records clinical documentation on tablet computers.
  • Ankota also offers FamilyConnect to help keep family members apprised of their loved ones care.

You can learn more about Ankota at www.ankota.com or by calling 800.909.9866.

MNCHA

About Ankota

Ankota is a leading service provider of innovative, technology-based software for home care management.  The company is a pioneer of next generation SaaS solutions for Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM), Private Duty, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Physical Therapy and Home Infusion markets.  Ankota is committed to improving the quality and efficiency of health care outside the hospital setting.

Ankota's suite of solutions includes: "delivery model" optimization - automating complex scheduling requirements; telephony and web-based tracking of patient visits and health status; paperless trails for supervision and audits; billing systems integration; and accurate, real-time reporting.  Ankota's Family Connect, a secure web-based tool, ensures patient families are always one click away from knowing their relative's health and well-being. 

Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Minneapolis. For more information please go to http://www.ankota.com/.

 

Topics: Announcements, Product Information, NAHC, Home Care Scheduling Software, Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software

ANKOTA TO EXHIBIT TO THE HME INDUSTRY AT MEDTRADE – BOOTH 230

Posted by Ken Accardi

Aug 23, 2010 1:07:00 PM

November 15th – 18th in Atlanta GA

Baltimore, MD: Ankota looks forward to exhibiting at the MedTrade Conference and Expo from November 15th – 18th.  The conference will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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MedTrade prides itself on “Connecting the HME Industry.”  Their conference, entitled THE NATIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE EXPOSITION TM continues to be the leader in serving the home health care marketplace by providing a forum to bring buyers and sellers together while offering educational development programs.

“Ankota’s solution is exactly what the HME industry needs at this time,” explained Ankota CEO Will Hicklen.  “Ankota offsets the extreme reimbursement pressure DME companies are facing by giving them the tools to increase their delivery capacity without increasing cost.”  Ankota’s software solution achieves this by providing delivery schedule optimization that saves the agency money in five different ways:

  • Assignments and routes are automatically calculated, saving each driver 45 minutes or more per day
  • Delivery routes are optimized, reducing driving miles, driving time, fuel costs and vehicle costs
  • Real-time changes to schedules can be accommodates with a drag-and-drop interface and simple tools to deal with emergency deliveries throughout the day.
  • Status is tracked in real-time, allowing back office workers to manage by exception rather than needing to follow-up on each delivery.  Ultimately this enables each back office worker to manage more field resources and can enable the agency to increase territories or product lines
  • The hosted solution with a growing number of automated integrations to inventory and billing systems eliminates the need for ongoing IT staff support

You can download an Ankota DME product brochure here.

Please visit Ankota at booth 230.

About MedTrade

Medtrade and Medtrade Spring are produced by Nielsen Business Media, a part of the Nielsen Company.  Nielsen Business Media is a full service event management company that professionally operates, arranges, organizes and sponsors trade shows, expositions, conferences, conventions and meetings for associations, corporations and government entities. Nielsen is also one of the world's largest leading publishing and information companies and has leading marketing positions in consumer magazines, directories and information services, business information as well as educational publishing.

About Ankota

Ankota is a leading service provider of innovative, technology-based software for home care management.  The company is a pioneer of next generation SaaS solutions for Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM), Private Duty, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Physical Therapy and Home Infusion markets.  Ankota is committed to improving the quality and efficiency of health care outside the hospital setting.

Ankota's suite of solutions includes: "delivery model" optimization - automating complex scheduling requirements; telephony and web-based tracking of patient visits and health status; paperless trails for supervision and audits; billing systems integration; and accurate, real-time reporting.  Ankota's Family Connect, a secure web-based tool, ensures patient families are always one click away from knowing their relative's health and well-being. 

Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Minneapolis. For more information please go to http://www.ankota.com/.

 

Topics: Announcements, Product Information, Home Care Technology, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, HME, DME, Home Care Scheduling Software, Home Care Industry, Elderly Care

ANKOTA, INC. NAMED HOT STARTUP

Posted by Ken Accardi

May 5, 2010 11:50:00 AM

Ankota's rapid rise and relentless focus on ROI for its customers is recognized in SmartCEO Magazine's Annual Circle of Excellence Awards
 
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - "We are thrilled to be named the HOT STARTUP by SmartCEO Magazine," said company CEO and co-founder, Will Hicklen. "SmartCEO follows the most dynamic companies in the Mid-Atlantic region-this is an exciting recognition that we are growing a successful company that addresses immediate needs for home healthcare companies," said Hicklen. SmartCEO's Circle of Excellence Awards event will be held on May 12, 2010 at the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore from 6:00-9:00p.m. Several customers and leaders in the healthcare community will join Ankota in the celebration.

SmartCEO Awards Ankota Hot Startup of 2010

"The secret to Ankota's early success is its relentless focus on immediate ROI for its clients-something the struggling healthcare industry can embrace," writes Jeanine Clingenpeel in the May 2010 feature story. Ankota's technology is usually self-funding in the first quarter of use. Customers typically see immediate reductions in certain operating expenses, increase their capacity with existing staff, and accelerate billing by days or even weeks.
 
"Circle of Excellence winners are not only selected and honored for their accomplishments, but for demonstrating success in applying unique leadership attributes that significantly benefits their business and the community," said Craig Burris, Publisher at SmartCEO Magazine. "We are honored to recognize Will Hicklen as one of Greater Baltimore's standout leaders." The full article is available online http://www.smartceo.com/content/digitalba0510
Hicklen credits the company's early success to an all-star leadership team that includes Dr. Hunter Young, a physician at Johns Hopkins and the company's Chief Medical Officer, Ken Accardi, Chief Technology Officer and veteran CIO from GE Healthcare, and Marc Ottinger, formerly of Anderson Consulting, who is COO. Ankota is Hicklen's fourth software startup, the last, iLumin, was successfully sold to Computer Associates.
 
The idea for Ankota came to Will while helping his wife, Sandy, during her three year battle with cancer. Hicklen's frustrations over coordinating her care illuminated an inefficient system with tremendous opportunity to improve care planning and execution.
 
His 20+ years experience with supply chain technologies and business performance management gave him a unique perspective. "There are great people in healthcare who are very committed to what they do, but they are saddled with a system that forces them to spend time doing unproductive things. This is incredibly inefficient and costly to the system." Adding, "These are problems that we have solved in other industries."
 
About Ankota: Ankota is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM), focused on improving the quality and efficiency of health care outside of the hospital. HDM is a process-centric, technology-enabled approach to managing the "delivery model," automating complex scheduling requirements and optimizing scarce resources such as people, time, equipment, and supplies.

Customers include Home Health Care, Private Duty, Home Infusion, Respiratory Therapy, Home Medical Equipment (HME/DME) providers, and more.

Founded in 2008 and launched in 2009, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis. For more information please go to http://ankota.com

Topics: Announcements, thought leadership, Aging in Place Technology, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, Will Hicklen, Home Care Scheduling Software, Home Care Mobile Solutions, Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Dispatch

ANKOTA AND FRANKLIN PRODUCTIVITY ALLIANCE ANNOUNCE MARKETING AND SALES ALLIANCE

Posted by Ken Accardi

Mar 9, 2010 8:30:00 PM

(Baltimore, MD and Moorestown, NJ) Ankota Inc. and Franklin Productivity Alliance LLC (FPA) announced today the formation of a partnership where FPA will market and sell Ankota's technology and services in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding areas. 

"We're thrilled to partner with Franklin Productivity Alliance," says Ankota CEO and co-founder, Will Hicklen, adding, "Their commitment to better organizing and managing health care delivery, and support of initiatives such as in Aging In Place & related technologies, makes them a perfect complement to Ankota."

Under the partnership, Franklin Productivity Alliance will market and sell Ankota's progressive Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) technology and provide integration services and training for related technologies. 

"Ankota has organized healthcare into a highly efficient delivery model, allowing it to be better planned and coordinated. Ankota's technology is truly groundbreaking, cutting operational costs and dramatically improving productivity for the companies that deliver health care services, equipment, and supplies for patients in the home," says Dean Jester, President of Franklin Productivity Alliance. "Even the way customers access the technology is efficient," says Jester, referencing the Software-as- a-Service model through which customers pay only as they use it and access through secure internet, mobile and telephony connections.

About Ankota:

Ankota is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM), focused on improving the quality and efficiency of health care outside of the hospital. HDM is a process-centric, technology enabled approach to managing the "delivery model," automating complex scheduling requirements and optimizing scarce resources such as people, time, equipment, and supplies.

Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis. For more information please go to http://ankota.com/

About Franklin Productivity Alliance

Franklin Productivity Alliance LLC provides Go to Market services for technology partners for both Sales Preparation and Sales Representation. A unique combination of FPA direct services and Alliance member offerings provide cost effective productivity solutions that help end users meet their goals for efficiency and growth. For more on FPA please visit http://franklinproductivity.com/

Topics: Announcements, Home Care Technology, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, Home Care Scheduling Software, Private Duty Agency Software

ANKOTA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ANKOTA HDM FOR PRIVATE DUTY HOME CARE

Posted by Ken Accardi

Jan 20, 2010 10:09:00 AM

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (January 18, 2010) -  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.2 million people are currently employed in the Private Duty Home Health Care market and it is expected to add more than 400,000 jobs over the next ten years.  One of the major challenges facing these professionals is the lack of a comprehensive software solution that can cost effectively and efficiently address the specific needs of their industry.   Ankota, Inc. now provides a specific management system for this segment of the healthcare industry and they will be unveiling it at the 5th Annual Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit and Expo taking place January 24-26 in Phoenix.  (They will be located at booth 21 at the conference.)

"Private Duty companies have been technology-starved for many years and we wanted to help them improve their systems and therefore improve their patient care ," says Ankota CEO and co-founder Will Hicklen. "Our packaging and pricing is suitable for both full and part time staff, with simple or complex needs, and addresses the Private Duty market with a scalable, easy to use solution that offers immediate return on investment." The package includes:

  • Comprehensive Care Planning
  • Scheduling and Resource Optimization
  • Telephony & Mobile Resource Tracking
  • Real-time escalation of Care Concerns
  • Work Tracking & Reporting
  • A Virtual Logbook for Distant Family Members
  • Billing

Hicklen added, "To thrive in this growing market, the companies with the tools to deliver operational excellence will be the ones who win. Every company we talk to is concerned about their ability to grow profitability, and we can help that immediately."

According to Bill Dombi, Esq., Vice President of Legal Affairs of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and Director for the Center for Health Care Law in Washington, DC, "We are in a new environment that demands companies become more efficient and coordinate care better, with increasing levels of accountability.  We are excited about the emergence of new technologies to improve productivity in our industry and pleased to welcome Ankota to the 5th Annual Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit & Expo."

About Ankota: Ankota is the pioneering company in the field of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM), focused on improving the quality and efficiency of health care outside of the hospital. HDM is a process-centric, technology-enabled approach to managing the "delivery model," automating complex scheduling requirements and optimizing scarce resources such as people, time, equipment, and supplies.

Ankota's Private Duty offering adds to the company's suite of solutions that help companies plan, coordinate and deliver care outside of the hospital setting. Ankota's HDM suite already serves Home Health, Medical Equipment (HME/DME), Respiratory Therapy (RT) and Infusion. HDM solutions are integrated, scalable for small to large businesses, and available via subscription.

Founded in 2008, Ankota, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis. For more information please go to http://ankota.com/

Topics: Home Care Technology, NAHC, Ankota Product Release, Home Care Scheduling Software, Home Care Mobile Solutions, Private Duty Agency Software