McKnight's Online Expo
There are a lot of swirling questions why certain residents develop pressure ulcers, which remain a costly and critical issue for long-term care providers, a leading wound care expert noted Wednesday.
It might still be snowing in some parts of the country, but there's no better sign of spring than the beginning of the McKnight's Online Expo.
McKnight's 9th Annual Online Expo kicks off Wednesday, and organizers are bracing for record numbers of attendees.
There are approximately 2.5 million pressure ulcers treated in acute care yearly, according to the Joint Commission. By 2017, the number of pressure, venous and diabetic ulcers will increase to 60 million worldwide.
Maybe you look like a supermodel, or maybe you are morbidly obese. You might be a CEO who looks like a college student, or in a scooter. Either way, when you attend any conference and visit the Expo Hall, you may wonder how vendors will take you. That's one of the often overlooked aspects of the virtues of the McKnight's Online Expo Hall.
March 25 is around the corner, and with it the start of the McKnight's Online Expo.
MDS 3.0 accuracy has been a significant concern of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and data errors can cost facilities reimbursement, warns regulatory and training expert Leah Klusch.
Certain issues tend to weigh heavily on the minds of operators. Chief among them: reducing hospital readmissions, complying with ever-changing Medicare rules, finding needed capital, delivering optimal wound care and harnessing technology to improve resident outcomes.
While providers have made some progress with reducing rehospitalizations, the era of managed care organizations and better hospital partnerships means new strategies are needed. Attendees at the McKnight's Online Expo this month will learn nursing practices to reduce rehospitalizations and attract partners during the Quality session.
It's no secret that long-term care has been behind the curve when it comes to technology adoption. We keep telling people to invest, and providers respond that there is no money. But it's a little more complicated than that.
Today's the day: Long-term care professionals, top vendors and subject matter experts are convening for the eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo. Minimum Data Set changes, technology adoption and wound care practices are the topics on tap in the virtual conference rooms, while the online exhibition hall will feature 15 vendor booths.
The 8th Annual McKnight's Online Expo will kick off at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday (today). Participants can earn up to five continuing education credits, one for each session.
More than 85% of healthcare CEOs say aging population and evolving technology will transform the sector, survey showsMarch 10, 2014
Long-term care providers seeking to leverage new technology are part of a much larger trend: 86% of global healthcare CEOs believe that tech will fundamentally transform the sector in the next five years, according to a new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
How long-term care providers are using, and can learn, technology is one of the topics covered in the McKnight's Online Expo technology session.
Diabetes is the co-morbid condition most strongly associated with the development of pressure ulcers in nursing home residents, according to a new analysis of existing research.
The universal problem of how providers can best prepare for regulator inspections will be one of five key topics covered in McKnight's Online Expo educational sessions March 26-27.
8th Annual McKnight's Online Expo brings national experts, continuing education credits, vendor booths and more straight to your desktop, or wherever you connect to the Internet
Providers are continuing to sign up in record numbers for the 8th Annual McKnight's Online Expo. The profession's first and only virtual full trade show, it takes place March 26-27 and offers five educational sessions and up to five NAB-approved continuing education credits. Also featured are 15 virtual exhibitor booths — and it's all free, as always. Long-term care providers will hear from national experts on payment, technology, wound, capital and quality issues in five hour-long sessions.
The McKnight's Online Expo will take place March 26 and 27, with five webcasts from long-term care leaders.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News is proud to present its lineup for the eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo.
What makes McKnight's 8th Online Expo such a good fit for providers is the way it goes about its business. Once again at the end of March, it will come in the form of five national experts, delivering five one-hour sessions on a diversity of topics important to your job. Attendees can earn free CEs. And it's all free.
Long-term care providers can now access McKnight's Online Expo sessions, which occurred live March 26 and 27, in our online archive.
The inaugural McKnight's Fall Online Expo will feature three separate webcast Sept. 10, delivered by a slate of distinguished experts. They will tackle some of the most pressing long-term care issues, including Minimum Data Set changes and hospital partnerships. Attendees will be eligible for free continuing education credits.
ONLINE EXPO ENDS WITH RECORD ATTENDANCE: Wound care expert advocates for CNA education on event's final dayMarch 22, 2013
An effective, interdisciplinary approach to wound care can reduce rehospitalizations and help facilities avoid litigation, experts said in a webcast on the final day of the McKnight's Online Expo.
The seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo begins today. The event kicks off with five CE-approved webcasts today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday). Webcast topics include finding capital, wound care, handling Immediate Jeopardy issues, MDS 3.0 and the use of computer avatars in the long-term care setting.
TODAY'S THE DAY: McKnight's Online Expo kicks off with session on MDS 3.0 as lawmakers reintroduce audit billMarch 20, 2013
Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) recently reintroduced a bill to ease audit burdens on long-term care providers. Initially put forward in Oct. 2012, the Medicare Audit Improvement Act would change the way Medicare recovery audit contractors (RACs) operate.
No travel is required to take part in the seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo, which starts Wednesday. Simply register for free online and join the expo from the comfort of your own computer.
Nobody should pass up the opportunity to have a nationally respected professional expert visit his or her office. The chance to get six in there in a short amount of time? Outrageous. Yet, it's going to happen.
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.
It's no wonder you, as a long-term care provider, might get fed up with the general media. Sometimes it has to seem that mass media journalists must sit around the office, wondering what they can do to score flash points with editors, plaintiff lawyers and talk shows.