My current research interests focus on the integration of clinical process, outcomes, and patient reported outcomes measures. Additional interests are pay for performance and public reporting initiatives in the context of health care reform.
Honors and Awards
HHS Innovates Award, 2011
Alpha Chapter of the Delta Omega Society of Public Health, 1998
Ambassadorial Scholarship of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to Yale Medical School, the Medical School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Tasmania Medical School, Australia, 1994
DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship to the University of Oxford, 1992
Patient-level performance measurement, public reporting of performance data, pay for performance, clinical performance measurement, outcomes research, performance improvement methodology, statistical process control, international health, health systems.
Patricia W. Stone, Sherry A. Glied, Peter D. McNair, Nikolas Matthes, Bevin Cohen, Timothy F. Landers, Elaine L. Larson. CMS Changes in Reimbursement for Hospital Acquired Infections: Setting a Research Agenda. Med Care. 2010 May;48(5):433-9.
Nikolas Matthes, Jacob Cheng, Sam Ogunbo, Ashlie Wilbon, Nell Wood. National hospital quality measures data: supporting nurses' key roles in organizational performance improvement. J Nurs Care Qual. 2010 Apr-Jun;25(2):127-36.
Nikolas Matthes. Pay for Performance for Hospitals in the United States. Gesundh ökon Qual manag 2009; 14: 132–143.
Nikolas Matthes, Samuel Ogunbo, Gaither Pennington, Nell Wood, Marilyn K. Hart, Robert F. Hart, PhD Statistical Process Control for Hospitals: Methodology, User Education, and Challenges. Quality Management in Health Care. 2007 July-September;16(3):203-14
Nikolas Matthes. Concepts and Current Trends in Healthcare Performance Measurement. Taiwan Journal of Healthcare Quality. 2007 March; 1(2):4-25 [in English and Mandarin]