Debra Braunling-McMorrow, Ph.D., Vice President of Development for NeuroRestorative recently led a panel discussion titled “Return of Investment of Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services”. Dr. McMorrow led the panel discussion during the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) conference and was joined by two other industry experts; Nathan Cope, M.D., Medical Director of Paradigm and Walter High, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist with Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. McMorrow presented findings from a recent study entitled “Outcomes of Post-Acute Rehabilitation for Persons with Brain Injury” published in the July 2010 issue of the Brain Injury journal. Dr. McMorrow, who was also the lead author of this study, presented data along with her colleagues to support the benefits and cost-effectiveness of specialized post-acute treatment options.
“I’m delighted to participate with other experts in the field to develop research that illustrates how community-based, post-acute programs can make a difference for our patients and organizations paying for specialized treatment,” says Dr. McMorrow. “These programs offer increased flexibility, more individualized attention and opportunities to develop services that are targeted towards individuals with more intensive rehabilitation needs and behavioral challenges.”
“As providers of rehabilitation services for people with brain injuries and other neurological challenges, it is vital that we continue to raise awareness of benefits of post-acute programs and their return on investment for organizations paying for specialized treatment and participants,” says Michael Hofmeister, Vice President of Operations for NeuroRestorative. “Debra has been a leader in the brain injury rehabilitation field for more than 25 years and she continues to make it a top priority to educate others about effective best practices in brain injury rehabilitation.”
“I want to thank my fellow panelists for their expertise and in-depth analysis of these studies,” adds Dr. McMorrow. “It’s important that we continue to research and provide this type of data to the industry to show the effectiveness of post-acute rehabilitation programs.
Reprints of the article “Outcomes of Post-Acute Rehabilitation for Persons with Brain Injury” are available through Informa Healthcare. Click on the link of the article title above or visit the Informa website and search for "Braunling-McMorrow, D." to see this and other research from NeuroRestorative's Debra McMorrow.
ISSN 1362-301X: Reference: Braunling-McMorrow, D., Dollinger, S., Gould, M., Neumann, T., Heiligenthal, R. (2010) Outcomes of post –acute rehabilitation for persons with brain injury. Brain Injury, 24(7-8): 928-938.