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Ankota's New HQ to Support Rapid Growth in 2013 and Beyond

Posted by Will Hicklen

Jan 4, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Ankota Headquarters

Ankota is pleased to announce the opening of its new headquarters in Baltimore's vibrant and historic Canton district downtown. Located in the historic Atlantic Southwestern Broom Factory Building at 3500 Boston Street in the heart of Canton, Ankota is now centrally located in the area that has come to represent Baltimore's rapidly growing technology and healthcare sectors.

"It's an exciting location with ready access to major highways and BWI airport," said Marc Ottinger, Ankota's Chief Operating Officer. "It's such a cool industrial renovation to be in and I love the energy in Canton," said Mary Pat Friedman, Ankota's Director of Customer Experience, and who happens to be the company's newest hire. "Our customers and partners who have already visited the new office really love it." 

The move was needed to accommodate the company's impressive growth during 2012 and hiring plans in 2013. "We're growing fast," said Ankota CEO Will Hicklen, "We needed the larger space to support the growth of the company as well as the culture of performance and fun that we'll always be known for." 

Ankota's new address is 3500 Boston Street, Suite 437, Baltimore, Maryland 21224. All other contact information remains the same. To learn more about how Ankota's technology helps hospitals, ACOs and post acute providers to operate more efficiently and coordinate care transitions please contact Ankota usoing this cool blue button 

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Topics: Care Coordination, Home Care Technology, NPDA, PDHCA, Accountable Care Organizations, Avoidable Readmissions, National Association of Geriatric Care Managers

Ankota CEO & CMO to Speak to Maryland Home Care Providers

Posted by Will Hicklen

Feb 28, 2012 2:41:00 PM

February 28, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland   Ankota Co-Founder & CEO Will Hicklen will present to Maryland Home Care Providers at the MayHAC Annual Provider Upgrade Conference on March 8, 2012 1-4pm, at the JHH Mount Washington Conference Center. Also presenting is Dr. J. Hunter Young, Ankota’s co-founder, Chief Medical Officer, and Medical Director of Johns Hopkins HealthCare in Baltimore, Maryland.

This year’s conference, entitled “Improving Accountable Care Practices” promises to help providers assure compliance with new and evolving regulations while learning how to leverage new technology and best practices to grow their businesses more profitably.

Each year, the conference educates providers on new and pending legislation and connects them with key State officials in a collaborative environment. 

In addition to Mr. Hicklen and Dr. Young, MayHAC’s confirmed speakers include MD Secretary of Aging, Gloria LawlahState Inspector General, Thomas RussellAsst. Inspector General, Susan Steinberg, and Department of Aging Community Liaison, Maryam Baharloo.

 “The regulatory environment is becoming increasingly complex and providers are under real pressure to have their houses in order,” says Hicklen. “MayHAC helps providers understand regulations and govern their businesses in ways that make sense, are fully compliant with State regulations, and put patient care first.”

Based in Towson, Maryland, MayHAC is Maryland’s premier Compliance and Marketing firm dedicated to Maryland Health Care Providers, and hosts the event annually for home care providers that are licensed by The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ). Providers are encouraged to register for the event here or visitMayHAC’s web site directly.

Also based in Baltimore, Maryland, Ankota, Inc. is the pioneering company in the field ofHealthcare 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.

Topics: Home Care Industry, Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, Care Coordination, transitional care, Home Care Technology, Will Hicklen, Home Care, NPDA, PDHCA, MAYHAC, Dr. J. Hunter Young, Johns Hopkins HealthCare

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

BeClose and Ankota Announce Collaboration

Posted by Will Hicklen

Dec 8, 2010 11:41:00 AM

Ankota BeClose collaboration for home monitoringAnkota BeClose Collaboration for Home Monitoring

Metro Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland (December 7, 2010) – BeClose, the new wireless technology used to provide caregivers with at-home monitoring while providing additional oversight to aging adults, and Ankota, the leading provider of Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) solutions, today announced a unique collaboration for the home health care marketplace. Ankota’s technology helps home care companies improve both the quality and efficiency of care delivered in the home and includes tools to better manage family communications. Combined with a BeClose monitoring system, familial caregivers can take advantage of two aspects of oversight: Personal attention when a caregiver is in the home, and the use of digital monitors when they are not. The full program gives a thorough picture of patients who are aging in place, disabled, or recovering, but without 24-hour personal care.

The partnership comes at a time when home care agencies are facing unprecedented demand — 8,000 Americans turn 65 years of age each day. These agencies are challenged to operate efficiently and cost effectively, while maintaining strong connections and providing great service to family members. To achieve these goals, BeClose and Ankota’s offering will both enhance customer service and improve efficiency with the families they serve.

Ankota’s goal is to continually improve patient care while decreasing healthcare delivery costs. BeClose helps to achieve these goals by delivering remote monitoring technology that helps caregivers stay in close touch with their loved ones who are aging in place. Families can get real time data, set parameters around daily activities, and gain an accurate sense of what is going on in the home or if a patient is in need – even when no one is at home with the patient.

Ankota’s goal is to continually improve patient care while decreasing healthcare delivery costs. BeClose helps to achieve these goals by delivering remote monitoring technology that helps caregivers stay in close touch with their loved ones who are aging in place. Families can get real time data, set parameters around daily activities, and gain an accurate sense of what is going on in the home or if a patient is in need – even when no one is at home with the patient.

“We know that home care agencies aim to not just serve the elderly and disabled, but also their families,” said Liddy Manson, President of BeClose. “Our system helps familial caregivers fill in the hours when home care is not onsite, in a way that makes geographic distances go away, and it delivers ongoing information that can show changes in critical patterns of behavior and identify a problem before it becomes a crisis.”

“Bringing together BeClose at-home monitoring with Ankota’s family communications technology under a coordinated model is an obvious solution,” added Will Hicklen, Ankota’s CEO. “Home care providers are improving their services to include remote home monitoring and consistent communication with family members, and the Ankota-BeClose collaboration provides new revenue opportunities for home care agencies while substantially improving services to their clients.”

Ankota clients’ families enjoy substantial discounts on the BeClose home monitoring service under the terms of the collaboration.

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 www.ankota.com.


About BeClose™

BeCloseTM is a breakthrough remote home monitoring system designed to allow people to age in place independently while giving their family members and caregivers the peace of mind of
knowing that they’re safe. The system of wireless sensors is fully customizable and tech – friendly. The system is based on a research and development partnership with Alarm.com, the nation’s leading in-home wireless monitoring system, serving more than 400,000 homes and businesses nationwide. By leveraging the patented alarm.com technology platform, BeClose can scale usage on a proven system that processes more than 25 Million security and safety events every month. BeClose headquarters are outside of Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.beclose.com

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Topics: Private Duty Agency Software, Home Care Best Practices, thought leadership, Home Healthcare Delivery Management, HME, DME, Home Care Technology, Announcements, Will Hicklen, NPDA, PDHCA, BeClose, home monitoring, telehealth, remote monitoring