Author Archives: Sally McMahon

UK to Lead $14.9 Million Research Project to Study Patient Care Transitions

UK to Lead $14.9 Million Research Project to Study Patient Care Transitions

Dr. Mark V. Williams, left, and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes announced the $14.9 million grant awarded the University of Kentucky today. (Photo from UK) By Kristi Lopez Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky has been approved to lead a $14.9 million project from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Embracing Patient-Centered Technology

By LYNNE JETER True innovation concerning information technology (IT) in the practice of medicine lies in the manner it improves the care and quality of life of patients, emphasizes Robert M. Wah, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA). “Physicians must harness technology, not let technology harness us,” noted Wah, pointing to the fog

New website aims to track Louisville health data

A new city website,, aims to track community goals for improving health in Louisville during the next six years. The site contains information on the city’s rate of flu vaccinations, life expectancy, lung cancer deaths and other data. It’s a follow-up to the Healthy Louisville 2020 plan, which the city released earlier this year. The

RehabCare and Bellarmine University partner to create RehabCare Chair in Adult Rehabilitation Studies

New position will generate national leadership in serving older adults   The nation’s largest employer of rehabilitation therapists and leader in the care and recovery for aging Americans, RehabCare (a division of Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND)), is partnering with Bellarmine University to establish a new residency program to train therapists with the specialized skills and training

2014 Meaningful Use Guidance for Public Health Reporting

On September 4, 2014, CMS published a final rule that permits 2014 EHR Incentive Program participants more options in the use of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) for the 2014 EHR reporting period. This rule, referred to as the CEHRT Flexibility Rule, becomes effective on October 1, 2014. As such, the Kentucky Medicaid Program has revised

Kentucky REC Recognizes Providers at 7th Annual Kentucky eHealth Summit

By Kristi Lopez, UKNow The Kentucky Regional Extension Center, based at the University of Kentucky, recently honored eight health care provider organizations for leading the charge to transform primary care in Kentucky. The “Practice Transformation Award” was presented to members of Kentucky REC’s inaugural Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) cohort in recognition of their commitment to