While not involved in the United Kingdom study, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researcher Tim­othy Bick­more, Ph.D., has explored ways rela­tional agents can increase com­pli­ance and poten­tially reduce rehos­pi­tal­iza­tions, espe­cially for those indi­vid­uals with low health lit­eracy or at an eco­nomic dis­ad­van­tage. He will present his find­ings during the 2013 Online Expo tech­nology ses­sion on March 20 at 1 p.m. ET.

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