Boston, MA — Responding to increased growth, innovative home care management software vendor Ankota has announced an expanded management team.
A 25-year veteran of the healthcare at home industry, David Cole brings an extensive management, healthcare, telehealth, business development and customer support background to Ankota. He is a certified Chronic Care Professional and one of the original pioneers in the use of telephony by home care providers. Cole co-founded StatChek, Inc., one of the industry's first telehealth companies and now a part of Wi-Pro (NYSE:WIT), in 1993. His credentials include a role on the startup team at AccentCare, Inc., which has grown to over 150 offices in 11 states. He has founded and managed healthcare at home provider agencies and served as the Medicare administrator for Interim Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia.
Cole bring to Ankota a novel model he helped develop for post-discharge patient management that has proven to achieve the Triple Aim of lowering costs while improving outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Burgess Harrison is a seasoned marketing, advertising and sales executive with extensive experience in telehealth, communications, technology marketing and sales. A pioneer in electronic visit verification (EVV) and telephony, Burgess has spoken at National Association for Home Care. Most recently he co-founded Triple Aim Technologies, an innovation in remote patient monitoring with its Multi-Morbidity Engine™ technology for the post-acute care market. Previously Harrison led marketing efforts at American TeleCare and StatChek and the healthcare division of InfoCrossing (now WiPro). He also is a member of the board of directors of the 109 retail store chain, Tradehome Shoes.
Hamilton Temple, most recently with Savii Care, brings 20+ years of sales and marketing experience in high tech and enterprise software with the last 9 years being exclusive to the post-acute technology space. He has worked with providers of home health, home care, DME and Infusion.
"The addition of these three experienced leaders will accelerate the growth of Ankota exponentially in the coming months," asserted Ken Accardi, CEO. "We promise 'next generation' home care software and I cannot think of any other people that embody that mission more than David, Burgess and Hamilton."
Ankota™ offers the post-acute care industry a customizable home care management system on a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. The software offers telephony, GPS, fixed number generator fobs, biometric authentication and verification schema. It manages people, payers and programs via configurable business rule sets and supports optimized delivery of care in homes, readmission reduction, individualized plans of care and cost controls. Sophisticated scheduling algorithms support managing non-skilled and professional workers in post-acute markets that include AAA’s, Medicaid, DME, therapy staffing, infusion and phlebotomy. Foresight Care™, an innovative remote patient monitoring service and patient engagement platform, helps avoid hospital readmissions at the lowest possible cost.
Atlanta, GA — Excel Health Group, a market intelligence data analytics company, announced the appointment of Tom Maxwell to its Board of Directors. Mr. Maxwell, CEO of Maxwell Health Care Associates, is widely recognized as a leader in home health and hospice technology and operations. He will play a key role in the development of the Excel Health paradigm-shifting market intelligence products and services.
Excel Health's Home Healthcare and Hospice Market Intelligence Portals support post-acute care agencies that want to gain a competitive edge. "Outdated, two-year old data and decile rankings do not meet the needs of the market in today's era of value-based care," a company news release states. "We provide a view into post-acute, acute and ambulatory care networks to offer a complete picture of an agency’s entire care network."
Portals accomplish this through Excel's direct access to the CMS Chronic Conditions Warehouse, including 100% of the Medicare Part A and B data (1.25 Billion claims annually). Company materials also refer to a multitude of exclusive data sources, such as the mortality index, just 90 days after CMS closes each quarter.
"For many years, Tom has been a highly respected leader in the post-acute industry, and his guidance will be invaluable to Excel," said CEO Ian Juliano. "We are absolutely thrilled to have Tom on our Board."
Most recently, Maxwell launched Maxwell Health Care Associates (see HCTR, February 15, "Former HCHB Exec Launches Post-Acute Consulting Firm). Prior to that, he was COO and Chief Strategy Officer for Homecare Homebase.
"I chose to work with Excel Health Group after seeing data and analytics that I had never seen before. The Excel Health market intelligence solution is beyond powerful and desperately needed for this industry," said Tom Maxwell. “Their metrics, from post-acute hospitalization rates to hospital discharge compliance rates, answer the most pressing questions for all key stakeholders of an organization, from the C-suite to the sales, marketing and clinical teams. While most healthcare analytics is focused on population management, their suite of B2B solutions is focused on managing the entire care network. I believe in the Excel solution so much that I have also financially committed to the business."
Atlanta-based Excel Health Group was founded by John Lees, PhD (physics), Kevin Gunter, and Ian Juliano, MBA, in 2015. It released its first product, a market intelligence portal for hospice, in February, 2016. Related products for home health, hospitals and post-acute care facilities are in the works.
This is Dr. Lees' first foray into post-acute care after serving as President of Revenue Cycle Services for MedAssets, a hospital analytics services company. Gunter had led business development for Curo Health Services, a national hospice, and directed home health and hospice sales for Amedisys. Juliano briefly held titles of EVP of Corporate Development of Brightree, CFO of CRE Secure and CEO of HomecareCRM during the times each company was being presented by its respective VC investors for acquisition.
Company materials explain that its Market Intelligence Portals give access to timely — 90-days old — factual analysis of Medicare Part A and Part B data, amounting to over 1.25 billion claims annually. Access to timely analysis of patient flows, market trend and key performance indicators for networks, facilities and individual providers meets the goal to construct care networks and select providers based on care efficacy (superior outcomes) and care efficiency (reduced utilization), offering the potential to impact healthcare and patient lives.
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