Flory Nkoy, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.

Research Interests

  • Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Health Services Research
  • Quality of Life
  • Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
  • Quality Improvement
  • Asthma
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Medical Informatics

Languages

  • English
  • French

Academic Information

  • Departments: Biomedical Informatics - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Research Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Pediatric Inpatient Medicine

Academic Office Information

  • (801) 662-3660
  • Primary Children's Hospital
    Pediatric Inpatient Medicine
    100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
    Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Dr. Nkoy is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He also serves as the Research Director for the Division of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine. His research interest focuses on the care of patients with asthma. In addition to clinical medicine, Dr. Nkoy’s background includes training in public health, biomedical informatics and quality improvement with an emphasis on implementation and dissemination research. His work utilizes these skills to pioneer new approaches to improve long-term asthma care and reduce the risks for asthma exacerbations. Dr. Nkoy is the Principal Investigator of two research grants from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The first grant ($892,000.00 in total costs) provides resources to study the process by which organizational and other contextual factors in health care delivery environments influence implementation of evidence-based care in routine clinical practice. This grant has also served the basis to develop and implement the Asthma Tracker, an innovative, patient-centered tool designed to change the way asthma care is delivered from the current intermittent acute care model to proactive management through ongoing patient self-monitoring of chronic asthma symptoms to prevent the risk of asthma exacerbations. The goal of the second grant ($1,195,058.00 in total costs) is to implement and evaluate the impact of the e-Asthma Tracker, a web-based decision support tool designed to enhance patient’s engagement in asthma self-monitoring and respond appropriately to early signs of asthma exacerbations. This web-based tool will also allow identification of patient specific patterns of changes (cyclical improvements and deteriorations) in asthma control status over time. Dr. Nkoy plans to correlate this information with cyclical spikes in environmental asthma triggers and define a novel way to individualize asthma care where treatment decisions are tailored to patients’ specific needs and individual environmental susceptibility. He is a reviewer for a number of medical journals and an ad hoc reviewer for the NIH “Implementation and Dissemination Research” study section, and the “AHRQ Healthcare Information Technology Research” study section.

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Medical Informatics
M.S.
Graduate Training University of Utah
Public Health
M.P.H.
Fellowship Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research
Outcomes/Health Services Research
Fellow
Fellowship Kintambo Hospital
Internal Medicine
Fellow
Professional Medical University of Kinshasa
General Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Kinshasa
Biomedical Sciences
B.S.

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Fellowship Kintambo Hospital
Internal Medicine
Fellow Zaire
Professional Medical University of Kinshasa
General Medicine
M.D. Zaire
Undergraduate University of Kinshasa
Biomedical Sciences
B.S. Zaire

Career

Institution Description Country
University of Kinshasa Research Assistant South Africa
Epharza Medical Center Attending Physician South Africa
Kintambo Hospital Attending Physician South Africa

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Quality of care for children hospitalized with asthma.Nkoy FL, Fassl BA, Simon TD, Stone BL, Srivastava R, Gesteland PH, Fletcher GM, Maloney CG (2008). Quality of care for children hospitalized with asthma. Pediatrics, 122(5), 1055-63.
  2. Validation of an electronic system for recording medical student patient encounters.Nkoy FL, Petersen S, Antommaria AH, Maloney CG (2008). Validation of an electronic system for recording medical student patient encounters. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 510-4.
  3. Nkoy F, Fassl B, Simon T, Stone B, Srivastava R, Gesteland P, Fletcher G, Maloney C (2007). A tool for improving patient discharge process and hospital communication practices: the patient tracker. AMIA Annual Symposium. Proceedings, 11(493-497).

Abstract

  1. Nkoy F, Fassl B, Simon T, Fletcher G, Maloney C (2008). Composite Score for Pediatric Asthma Inpatient Quality of Care. Honolulu, Hawaii [Abstract]. Pediatric Academic Societies Conference 2008.

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