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Ankota Home Care Software Solutions

11/08/2009

Baltimore, MD and Alexandria, VA: Ankota joins an all star cast including former president Bill Clinton at the World Health Information Technology Congress, which runs from November 8th through the 10th at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia.  Ankota has been invited to share best practices in Home Care Scheduling and Transitional Care at the Exhibition.  In addition to other conference activities, Ankota will be presenting a poster Entitled Enabling Home Care Delivery to be as Efficient as FedEx and UPS.  For a copy of the poster, please email

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On Aging in Place versus Healthcare Unbound

Having watched the home health technology market crawl along at a snail’s pace for most of the last decade, I’m excited to expand my focus to aging in place.  I see a fundamental — and absolutely critical — difference between the narrow focus of healthcare unbound/remote health monitoring market and the more expansive purview of aging in place.  That difference can be summed up as the difference between fear and hope.

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PERS -- growth for security dealers,misleading for seniors and caregivers

This has been going on for some time -- the slow or no growth in the home security industry -- and the potential for expanding into a new line of business offering Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), aka 'medical alarms'. This security industry article outlines the great opportunity for home security providers and their 'rapid response' (RMR) call center vendors.

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Connected Health Symposium -- Patients, Doctors -- People and Aging

Reimbursement pain is so last-year. The 2008 Connected Health Symposium was, I thought, a somewhat gloomy affair -- gnashing of teeth and hand wringing over government and insurer footdragging, limited market penetration, and still no reimbursement for remote monitoring and other telehealth technologies. This year, despite a worsening economy, the mood was much perkier.

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice Announces the Completion of The BlackBerry Report - a Comprehensive Study on Technology and Home Care

10/14/2009

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Home Care &
Hospice (NAHC) today announced the completion of The BlackBerry® Report: The
National State of the Home Care Industry Study. The study, conducted to
provide insights into essential advances and reforms in the delivery of home
health care services, is intended to help providers of these crucial services
prepare for pending overall health care reform.

Classifying caregiver portals is a challenge

At least with directory sites -- you basically know where you stand -- somewhere in them is a business model for listing long-term care housing and service directory entries, referring and being compensated for leads about those entries, and advertising. Not so with caregiving portals. Here, if there is a business motive, it's about advertising and a cut of the commerce, if any, on the site.

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