- TherapEZ Helps Automate Operations and Coordinate Care with Home Health Providers -
BALTIMORE, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ankota, the developer of the first Healthcare Delivery Management (HDM) solutions, introduced today its TherapEZ software as a solution for streamlining many of the operational issues faced by home health therapy agencies as they seek to provide services for patients at home and to coordinate care with home health agencies. TherapEZ is a web-based and mobile tablet-based solution that allows home therapy providers to streamline processes and to focus on providing high quality care for their patients.
"Until now, therapy businesses have been largely ignored by technology solution providers, forcing them to rely heavily on processes using paper, fax machines, and phone calls to handle the operational side of their businesses. It's incredibly inefficient and not at all scalable," said Ankota CEO and Co-Founder Will Hicklen. "Now therapy providers can operate efficiently and grow their agencies with a software product that is built for their business and designed to allow them to focus on what they do best – providing care to patients."
"TherapEZ has been great for 1st Choice Therapy," said Kimberly Mathis of 1st Choice Home Health Therapy in Springfield, LA, a home healthcare company that provides physical therapy and occupational therapy services. "With TherapEZ, we have been able to end our dependence on paper and to manage our therapy agency electronically – from care plans and scheduling to billing and payroll."
TherapEZ is built for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and rehabilitation agencies to allow more time for providing services to patients and to reduce the time it takes to plan, track and document care and also to coordinate with referral sources. With TherapEZ, therapy providers can define care plans and schedule staff efficiently, complete their notes via mobile tablet devices, and coordinate services with referring home health care agencies. TherapEZ helps providers to increase their productivity and to attract more referrals through the web-based Care Coordination Portal.
Home Healthcare agencies are increasingly demanding more documentation and accountability from the therapy agencies they hire in order to ensure compliance with requirements of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Care Coordination features allow therapy providers to publish notes and documentation, as well as to coordinate schedules, track frequency of visits and provide required reports, all via secure, electronic interfaces.
"Being automated is the best thing 1st Choice Therapy could have done. TherapEZ has made that process easy," said Mathis.
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.