Our research interests are focused on understanding Value in Neurology, a ratio of quality or outcomes over cost.
We began with the application and/or the validation of health care quality measures. We hope to contribute to the re-design of healthcare delivery systems, when health care systems reward the value of the care rather than the volume of care provided (i.e. amount of clinical visits).
Another important current research focus is on designing and testing patient-reporting tools for outcome measurement. We aim to increase the efficiency of patient/physician interaction, increase time for patient education, reduce the time and cost of documentation, retain clinical information in an analyzable form and to have longitudinal data that allows for the critical review of outcomes of competing treatments.
These studies should have a positive impact on the health of patients with neurological conditions.