Timothy Ferris

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Are minority children the last to benefit from a new technology? Technology diffusion and inhaled corticosteriods for asthma
    Timothy G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare System, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Med Care 44:81-6. 2006
  2. pmc Improving HIV outcomes in resource-limited countries: the importance of quality indicators
    Aima A Ahonkhai
    Divisions of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford St, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:427. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Electronic results management in pediatric ambulatory care: qualitative assessment
    Timothy G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 123:S85-91. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Investment, innovation, and disparities: a complex relationship
    Timothy G Ferris
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Switching to gatekeeping: changes in expenditures and utilization for children
    T G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 108:283-90. 2001
  6. pmc Insurance and quality of care for adults with acute asthma
    Timothy G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare System and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:905-13. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of removing gatekeeping on specialist utilization by children in a health maintenance organization
    Timothy G Ferris
    Insititute for Health Policy, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Partners Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:574-9. 2002
  8. doi request reprint Effect of electronic prescribing with formulary decision support on medication use and cost
    Michael A Fischer
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2433-9. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Are hospital characteristics associated with parental views of pediatric inpatient care quality?
    John Patrick T Co
    MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 111:308-14. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Safety in the academic medical center: transforming challenges into ingredients for improvement
    David Blumenthal
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Health System, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Med 81:817-22. 2006

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Are minority children the last to benefit from a new technology? Technology diffusion and inhaled corticosteriods for asthma
    Timothy G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare System, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Med Care 44:81-6. 2006
    ..Racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care have been well documented, but few studies have addressed how disparities may change over time...
  2. pmc Improving HIV outcomes in resource-limited countries: the importance of quality indicators
    Aima A Ahonkhai
    Divisions of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, 50 Staniford St, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:427. 2012
    ..Resource-limited countries increasingly depend on quality indicators to improve outcomes within HIV treatment programs, but indicators of program performance suitable for use at the local program level remain underdeveloped...
  3. doi request reprint Electronic results management in pediatric ambulatory care: qualitative assessment
    Timothy G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 123:S85-91. 2009
    ..Electronic results management may improve the reliability and efficiency of test results management, but few studies have investigated this topic in pediatrics...
  4. ncbi request reprint Investment, innovation, and disparities: a complex relationship
    Timothy G Ferris
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..Human suffering reinforces the need to redouble our efforts to patch up coverage holes during good times and keep coverage from unraveling during lean times...
  5. ncbi request reprint Switching to gatekeeping: changes in expenditures and utilization for children
    T G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 108:283-90. 2001
    ..Little empirical research describes the impact of switching into a gatekeeping plan on health care expenditures and utilization for children...
  6. pmc Insurance and quality of care for adults with acute asthma
    Timothy G Ferris
    Institute for Health Policy, Division of General Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare System and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 17:905-13. 2002
    ..We sought to determine whether type of patient insurance is related to quality of care and subsequent outcomes for patients who arrive in the emergency department (ED) for acute asthma...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of removing gatekeeping on specialist utilization by children in a health maintenance organization
    Timothy G Ferris
    Insititute for Health Policy, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Partners Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:574-9. 2002
    ..The "gatekeeping" model of access to specialty care has been an essential managed care tool, intended to control costs of care and promote coordination between generalists and specialists...
  8. doi request reprint Effect of electronic prescribing with formulary decision support on medication use and cost
    Michael A Fischer
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:2433-9. 2008
    ..In April 2004, 2 large Massachusetts insurers began providing an e-prescribing system with FDS to community-based practices...
  9. ncbi request reprint Are hospital characteristics associated with parental views of pediatric inpatient care quality?
    John Patrick T Co
    MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 111:308-14. 2003
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  10. ncbi request reprint Safety in the academic medical center: transforming challenges into ingredients for improvement
    David Blumenthal
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Health System, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Acad Med 81:817-22. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint How common are electronic health records in the United States? A summary of the evidence
    Ashish K Jha
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w496-507. 2006
    ..Large gaps in knowledge, including information about EHR use among safety-net providers, pose critical challenges for the development of policies aimed at speeding adoption...
  12. ncbi request reprint Physician specialty societies and the development of physician performance measures
    Timothy G Ferris
    Mass General Physicians Organization, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1712-9. 2007
    ..Key barriers included member reluctance, lack of resources for development, and problems with data collection; facilitators included strong leadership and the perception of increasing pressure for accountability...
  13. ncbi request reprint Professionalism in medicine: results of a national survey of physicians
    Eric G Campbell
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute for Health Policy, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:795-802. 2007
    ..Although there have been efforts to define and promote professionalism, few data are available on physician attitudes toward and conformance with professional norms...
  14. pmc Uptake of electronic prescribing in community-based practices
    Michael A Fischer
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:358-63. 2008
    ..In April 2004, 2 large insurers in Massachusetts began a program to fund e-prescribing systems for targeted clinicians and practices. We studied the adoption and uptake of e-prescribing by the targeted prescribers...
  15. doi request reprint Electronic health records in ambulatory care--a national survey of physicians
    Catherine M DesRoches
    Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:50-60. 2008
    ..This study assessed physicians' adoption of outpatient electronic health records, their satisfaction with such systems, the perceived effect of the systems on the quality of care, and the perceived barriers to adoption...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparing a diagnosis list with a survey method to identify children with chronic conditions in an urban health center
    Karen A Kuhlthau
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, 50 Staniford St, Suite 901, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 2:58-62. 2002
    ..To compare a diagnosis list to the Questionnaire for Identifying Children with Chronic Conditions (QuICCC) to assess their relative usefulness as measures for identifying children with chronic conditions...
  17. pmc Prevalence of basic information technology use by U.S. physicians
    Richard W Grant
    General Medicine Division, The Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:1150-5. 2006
    ..Information technology (IT) has been advocated as an important means to improve the practice of clinical medicine...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pharmacy-and diagnosis-based risk adjustment for children with Medicaid
    Karen Kuhlthau
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Med Care 43:1155-9. 2005
    ..Risk adjustment is useful for adjusting health care payments based on patients' health status...
  19. ncbi request reprint Generalist and subspecialist care for children with chronic conditions
    James M Perrin
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston 02114, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 2:462-9. 2002
    ..To determine, among Medicaid-enrolled children with chronic conditions, associations of indicators of morbidity and expenditures with different patterns of generalist, subspecialist, and pediatric subspecialist use...
  20. ncbi request reprint Correlates of use of specialty care
    Karen Kuhlthau
    Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Pediatrics 113:e249-55. 2004
    ..This study examines patterns of specialist use among children and adolescents by presence of a chronic condition or disability, insurance, and sociodemographic characteristics...
  21. ncbi request reprint Primary care and specialty care for US children: what is the right mix?
    Timothy G Ferris
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:219-20. 2003
  22. ncbi request reprint The epidemic of discontinuity in health care
    Timothy G Ferris
    Ambul Pediatr 4:197-8. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptom burden as a barrier to screening for breast and cervical cancers
    Paul A Pirraglia
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:731-8. 2004
    ..Depression has been associated with lower cancer screening rates in some studies. We examined whether a higher depressive symptom burden presented a barrier to subsequent mammography and Papanicolaou (Pap) smear testing...
  24. pmc Limited English proficiency and breast and cervical cancer screening in a multiethnic population
    Elizabeth A Jacobs
    John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1410-6. 2005
    ..We examined the relationship between ability to speak English and receipt of Papanicolaou tests, clinical breast examinations, and mammography in a multiethnic group of women in the United States...
  25. ncbi request reprint The who, what, and why of risk adjustment: a technology on the cusp of adoption
    David Blumenthal
    Harvard Medical School, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 30:453-73. 2005
    ..For the future of RA in particular, its history suggests the need for health service researchers to consider barriers to use adoption and new analytic technologies as they develop them...
  26. ncbi request reprint Preparedness of internal medicine and family practice residents for treating common conditions
    Francine C Wiest
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System, and Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    JAMA 288:2609-14. 2002
    ..Although both internal medicine (IM) and family practice (FP) physicians frequently provide care for the same common adult conditions, IM and FP residency programs differ in their training emphases...
  27. ncbi request reprint Children's use of motor vehicle restraints: maternal psychological distress, maternal motor vehicle restraint practices, and sociodemographics
    Whitney P Witt
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611 2611, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 6:145-51. 2006
    ..To determine the relative contribution of maternal psychological distress, maternal restraint use, and sociodemographic characteristics to the likelihood that a child would not be restrained in a motor vehicle...

Research Grants3

  1. "Improving Pediatric Safety and Quality with Health Car*
    Timothy Ferris; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed research will provide quantitative information on the value of CDSS in terms of patient safety, adherence to guidelines, and patient experience of care. ..