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

ANKOTA AND CARECENTRIC ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Posted by Will Hicklen

Dec 6, 2010 12:12:00 PM

 Ankota Care Centric Partnership

     Ankota Care Centric Partnership

 

 

 

       

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

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

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

ANKOTA TO EXHIBIT AT THE NAHC FINANCIAL MANAGERS CONFERENCE BOOTH 908

Posted by Ken Accardi

Jul 13, 2010 7:56:00 AM

July 14th – 16th in Chicago IL

Baltimore, MD: Ankota looks forward to exhibiting solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of the delivery of home care at the NAHC 16th Annual Financial Management Conference and Exposition (HHFMA meeting).  The meeting will be held from Julty 14th through the 16th at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago IL. 

Ankota at HHFMA

While the mainstay educational topics of accounting, collections, and cost reporting are still prevalent at the conference, there is a growing interest among financial managers on how to improve the efficiency of care delivery, and Ankota is excited to share our solutions.  Some of the improvements that agencies can make with the assistance of Ankota’s technology are as follows:

  • Reduce the time that caregivers spend on scheduling, determining where to go, and driving, allowing more time with patients.
  • Coordinate episodes of care so that all services are provided and billed, and no equipment is left behind
  • Communicate proactively with Family Members to improve relationships and cut down on “phone tag”
  • Track care delivery for paraprofessionals via telephony and smart phone applications to reduce paperwork while increasing compliance and reporting

Ankota made its public debut at the NAHC 15th Annual Financial Managers Conference in Boston last July and has since grown rapidly. “This is a celebration of our 1st birthday,” explained Ankota CEO Will Hicklen, “We’re so pleased with the welcome we’ve received by the home care community and look forward to helping the industry thrive.  Our focus on improving the quality and efficiency of care delivery continues to make us unique among software providers, but as the word spreads, so does the value we deliver."

Please visit Ankota at booth 908.

About NAHC

NAHC is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. Simply put, NAHC is the one organization dedicated to making home care and hospice providers lives easier.

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: Elderly Care, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Aging in Place Technology, Home Care Technology, Announcements, Home Care Mobile Solutions, NAHC

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

NEWS FROM ANKOTA CUSTOMER CHESAPEAKE MEDICAL STAFFING

Posted by Ken Accardi

Apr 30, 2010 1:25:00 PM

The news article below was released by Ankota customer Chesapeake Medical Staffing, who are using Ankota's Private Duty Agency software to expand their business.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (April 20, 2010) -  In today's challenging climate, with hospitals less busy than in past years and with labor more abundant due to the recession, the focus is clearly on ways to cut costs.  This trend creates a unique situation for companies such as Chesapeake Medical Staffing because the demand for outsourcing in the hospital sector has decreased yet the need for expert medical help has not.  Chesapeake Medical Staffing announced today that they will be significantly expanding their business into the home care and private duty sectors.

Chesapeake Medical Staffing

"We must be able to reinvent ourselves and meet the new needs of the changing healthcare industry, so that we remain relevant and necessary.  In order to move forward and find new markets for our business, we have made a decision to expand into the home care and private duty sectors, which will be booming in the coming years," said Terri Weller, President and Chief Clinical Officer.  She added," We already have highly trained nurses, many of whom are experts in acute care, so they can easily transfer into the home care setting."

Chesapeake Medical Staffing currently has technology and software that works effectively for hospital staffing, but with this expansion, needed specific technology that will address home care and private duty.  Creating new technology can be costly and take time to develop so Chesapeake Medical Staffing conducted research and found Ankota, Inc., a national company offering Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) that could be implemented right away because it is Software-as-a-Service.

"In this competitive market, many companies are seeking much needed technology to help them save money and be more profitable.  We are able to help immediately.  Ankota helps with care planning, scheduling, resource optimization, resource tracking with multiple devices including mobile phones,  In addition, Ankota allows for real-time escalation of care concerns, tracking and paperless reporting "says Ankota CEO and co-founder, Will Hicklen. "It's a great partnership and allows us to help our clients achieve their ultimate mission, better patient care."

Topics: Home Care Industry, Elderly Care, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices

ANKOTA TO SHOWCASE PRIVATE DUTY SOFTWARE AT NPDA

Posted by Ken Accardi

Mar 3, 2010 4:33:00 PM

 

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (March 3, 2010) -  With more and more Americans needing home healthcare, the Private Duty Healthcare sector continues to grow at an amazing rate and with that growth comes the need for improved procedures and technology. The National Private Duty Association will be holding their 8th Annual Leadership Conference March 10-12 at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center. 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, Inc. will be located at booth #32 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

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

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: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Home Care Best Practices, Home Care Dispatch

ANKOTA LAUNCHES HDM FOR PRIVATE DUTY HOME CARE

Posted by Ken Accardi

Feb 10, 2010 2:42:00 PM

BALTIMORE, Feb. 9  /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.2 million people are employed in the Private Duty Home Care market and it is expected to add more than 400,000 jobs over the next ten years.  Ankota HDM for Private Duty was introduced last month at the 5th Annual Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit and Expo in Phoenix.

"The Private Duty market is technology-starved, and there is a tremendous opportunity to help companies to better plan and schedule services while improving their profitability and accountability," said Ankota CEO and co-founder Will Hicklen. Suitable for both full and part time staff, with simple or complex needs, Ankota's Private Duty offer 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

"Every company we talk to is concerned about their ability to grow profitability, and we can help that immediately," says Hicklen. 

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 healthcare technology solutions, serving Home Health, Medical Equipment (HME/DME), Respiratory Therapy (RT), Infusion, and Private Duty. 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: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Aging in Place Technology, Home Care Technology, Ankota Product Release

ANKOTA FEATURED IN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS PUBLICATION

Posted by Ken Accardi

Feb 2, 2010 8:33:00 AM

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (February 2, 2010) -  The New York State Health Care Providers profiled Ankota in their January/February Edition of Tools for the Trade.  The article focuses primarily on Ankota's Private Duty Care Software used by non-medical home health aides.  Click the banner below for the full article (which is on page 7).

Ankota in NYSHCP Tools for the Trade

Ankota participated in the 2009 HCP Annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Albany New York last October and immediately connected with the opportunity to work with the non-medical care providers in this great organization.  In fact, the Video Highlights of this conference remain as one of the most viewed postings on the Ankota Blog.

The article, which is based on an Interview with Ankota CTO Ken Accardi, talks about Ankota's newly released comprehensive Private Duty Care software as well as the advanced scheduling and care coordination software offered by Ankota.  Author Claudia Powers also explores the Ankota name, the company history and some insights into our next release.

Ankota also launched a new advertisement in the publication, with a message targeted to the private duty non-medical home health aide community.  Ankota CEO Will Hicklen commented, "Ankota sees private duty care as the fastest growing segment of the home care market.  We want to spread the word that we offer the full complement of software for patient management, scheduling, care plans, telephony, mobile, charting and billing in a single affordable package."

Private Duty Non-Medical Home Care Software

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: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Health Aide Software, Care Coordination, New York State HCP