Avatars

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Timothy Bickmore, Ph.D., will address how computerized characters can provide support to providers during an upcoming free webinar. "Avatars in senior care settings" will begin at 1 p.m. ET on March 20. The presentation is part of the McKnight's Online Expo. Attendees will be able to earn up to five free NAB-approved continuing education credits. To register, visit www.mcknights.com/expo2013.

McKnight's Online Expo returns

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An immediate jeopardy citation can throw a long-term care facility into a crisis, but providers can use the government's guidelines as a quality assessment tool. That's the topic of one of the presentations at the seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo. Additional sessions will give an update on the Minimum Data Set, offer insight into relational agents in a healthcare setting, target wound care research and describe the current outlook for obtaining capital.

A new way to save face

A new way to save face

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When is face-to-face contact with a resident not such a good idea? When an avatar can do better. That's just one lesson researchers like Timothy Bickmore, Ph.D., are proving. Bickmore is an assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University.

Exhibit hall, CE options highlight McKnight's Online Expo

The seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo will kick off with five CE-approved webcasts on March 20 and 21. Expo participants can also take advantage of the online exhibition hall to connect with vendors and get insight into the latest products.

Seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo promises to be a blockbuster, complete with avatars

Seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo promises to be a blockbuster, complete with avatars

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The seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo will kick off with five webcasts March 20 and 21. As in the previous six highly successful Expos, this year's will offer long-term care providers valuable information and continuing education credits at no cost. Online registration is ongoing at McKnights.com/expo2013.

Avatars in LTC to open doors

Avatars in LTC to open doors

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The role of avatars in senior care settings will be addressed during the 2013 McKnight's Online Expo technology session.

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