McKnight's Online Expo

MDS 3.0, pressure ulcers push Expo to record highs; sessions conclude today

MDS 3.0, pressure ulcers push Expo to record highs; sessions conclude today

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.

Online Expo begins 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.

ONE DAY TO GO: 9th Expo tackles rehospitalization rates, pay worries, pressure ulcers

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McKnight's 9th Annual Online Expo kicks off Wednesday, and organizers are bracing for record numbers of attendees.

Pressure ulcer rates expected to grow; learn more at the Online Expo

Pressure ulcer rates expected to grow; learn more at the Online Expo

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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.

The hidden gem of the Online Expo

The hidden gem of the Online Expo

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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.

McKnight's Online Expo kicks off in two weeks

March 25 is around the corner, and with it the start of the McKnight's Online Expo.

MDS accuracy assessment to be covered in Online Expo

MDS accuracy assessment to be covered in Online Expo

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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.

McKnight's Online Expo to tackle pressing issues

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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.

Lowering rehospitalization rates a focus at Online Expo

Lowering rehospitalization rates a focus at Online Expo

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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.

Overcoming the barriers to technology in long-term care

Overcoming the barriers to technology in long-term care

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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.

THE WAIT IS OVER: McKnight's Online Expo kicks off today

THE WAIT IS OVER: McKnight's Online Expo kicks off today

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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.

Online Expo is here

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 shows

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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.

McKnight's Online Expo to include session on technology

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 No. 1 co-morbid condition linked to nursing home pressure ulcers, analysis finds

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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.

McKnight's 8th Expo is here

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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.

Delve into hot topics at the 2014 Expo

Delve into hot topics at the 2014 Expo

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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

Preparing to receive national experts, free CEs

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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.

McKnight's Online Expo a month away

The McKnight's Online Expo will take place March 26 and 27, with five webcasts from long-term care leaders.

Sign up for the McKnight's online expo

Sign up for the McKnight's online expo

McKnight's Long-Term Care News is proud to present its lineup for the eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo.

Professional education doesn't get better than this

Professional education doesn't get better than this

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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.

McKnight's 8th Online Expo to start March 26

McKnight's 8th Online Expo to start March 26

Long-term care providers can now access McKnight's Online Expo sessions, which occurred live March 26 and 27, in our online archive.

McKnight's first Fall Online Expo to address top operator challenges Sept. 10

McKnight's first Fall Online Expo to address top operator challenges Sept. 10

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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 day

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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 McKnight's Online Expo is now underway

The McKnight's Online Expo is now underway

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 bill

TODAY'S THE DAY: McKnight's Online Expo kicks off with session on MDS 3.0 as lawmakers reintroduce audit bill

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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.

Conference benefits without the hassle: McKnight's Online Expo kicks off Wednesday

Conference benefits without the hassle: McKnight's Online Expo kicks off Wednesday

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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.

The easy way to get LTC experts into your office

The easy way to get LTC experts into your office

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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.

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.

Tired of the bum rap? Here's how to rise above

Tired of the bum rap? Here's how to rise above

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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.

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