Skip to content

Quicker Complete Cognitive Testing: Creyos and Yukon Neurology

Yukon Neurology delivers exceptional patient care by using cognitive assessments that are approachable, easy to interpret, and that empower patients with usable health data. They achieve 99% assessment completion rates for mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

That’s why they use Creyos.

Download The Case Study Contact Us

Client Name:

Yukon Neurology


Dr. David McCoy



4 hours saved

time to complete neuropsychological testing (2 hours vs. 6)

99% completion rates

among patients taking cognitive assessments


Excelling in Patient Experience

Founded in 2018 by Dr. David McCoy, Yukon Neurology is an independent medical practice that sets itself apart by creating excellent patient-physician relationships.

Yukon Neurology evaluates and treats a wide variety of neurological conditions, including seizures, epilepsy, stroke, migraine, headache, nerve disorders, neuromuscular disorders, multiple sclerosis, and much more. A large portion of their patient base includes mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia.


Anxiety, Resistance, and Limited Insights

Patient experience is everything at Yukon Neurology. A bad healthcare experience can break trust and prevent a patient from following through on diagnosis and treatment. A great experience can lead to better patient engagement and health outcomes.

Dr. McCoy founded Yukon Neurology after facing blockers within the hospital system—a notable one being that proprietary EEG data cannot be shared among physicians or directly with patients. And even in neurology practices, cognitive assessment generally takes six hours and the resulting reports can still be difficult to interpret. Dr. McCoy started to look for a cognitive assessment solution that would allow him to transparently and easily report cognitive health insights to patients, hoping to empower them with as much health information as possible.

Mindful of patient experience, Dr. McCoy also wanted to find a solution that would ease patient anxiety about seeking care for early signs of cognitive decline. Many patients are resistant to exploring memory concerns altogether—because of the nature of these concerns and because testing can be time-intensive and complex. Technology can also be an intimidating factor and an accessibility barrier for older patients. Performing a cognitive assessment on a computer can create stress that affects mindset and results.

With all of these factors in mind, Dr. McCoy looked for a cognitive assessment solution that was approachable and engaging, and could be administered in a shorter session. To resolve issues around anxiety, resistance, and transparency, Creyos was the perfect fit.
Many people think that even beginning to investigate memory issues means they're definitely going to find a severe problem, so they avoid it. Really, it's not like that. When we test early, we can perhaps reverse issues or at least prevent things from getting worse.
Melissa Picchione Medical Director Yukon Neurology


A Robust, Gamified Cognitive Testing Experience

With Creyos, Yukon Neurology adopted a robust battery of assessments that allow them to measure early signs of mild cognitive impairment and communicate in detail to patients. Beyond their typical neuropsychological services, they can also evaluate comorbid factors such as sleep, anxiety, depression, stress, attention deficit, and more. The ability to address comorbid factors has made for a more complete diagnostic process that leads to better patient outcomes.


We've seen that patients are more invested in their health and they pay more attention to deficits that showed up in testing. During follow-up appointments, they let us know if they feel things have gotten better or worse. Then we can re-test them using quantitative measures and show them the comparison to their earlier results.
Melissa Picchione Medical Director Yukon Neurology

Yukon Neurology leans into their value of putting patient experience first by administering Creyos on tablets, creating a comfortable environment, and providing the support of a technician. The gamified user experience of Creyos tasks ease anxiety, while still capturing detailed information on the patient’s cognitive performance. Patients generally say the cognitive tasks are fun to complete.


We administer Creyos on tablets and relate the tasks to being like puzzle games our patients have likely played before. The gamified tasks in Creyos alleviate some of the technology anxiety that our older patients have.
Melissa Picchione Medical Director Yukon Neurology

Seamless Reimbursement Workflows

Seamless integration into their clinical workflows and reimbursement practices were essential for Yukon Neurology—and Creyos hit the mark. EMR integration creates efficiencies for office staff by automatically uploading the comprehensive reports and session notes to patient records.

When processing claims for reimbursement, Yukon Neurology finds that Creyos is compliant with many of the requirements for neuropsychological testing, and has made it easy to facilitate interpretation of results by the doctor, administration of tests by a technician, and automation of detailed documentation.

Start Using Creyos to Measure Early Signs of Dementia

Backed by over 30 years of research, Creyos is here to help you confidently screen for early signs of dementia and easily create cognitive care plans for patients who need them.

Request a Demo


Next-Level Neurology Experience

Yukon Neurology is setting themselves a step above the typical neurology experience. Since using Creyos, they've seen measurable improvements in:
  • Saved time
  • Increased test completion rates
  • Growth of the practice

Saved Time

Yukon Neurology has accepted patients who have completed neuropsychological testing elsewhere and indicated that their testing experience didn't address their concerns or provide clear next steps. In contrast, Yukon Neurology has reduced the time it takes to administer and interpret neuropsychological testing using Creyos—cutting the typical 6-hour visit down to 2 hours.

Increased Test Completion Rates

Yukon Neurology sees roughly 30 patients daily and completes 10 neuropsychological evaluations weekly. They improved completion rate since using Creyos. Now, 99% of patients complete cognitive testing, compared to their previous rate of 94%.

Growth of the Practice

Yukon Neurology is even growing their practice now that they use Creyos. Other neurology and psychiatry practices have sent them referrals—either when they don’t offer neuropsychological testing themselves, their results are difficult to interpret, or patients present with comorbid conditions that they know Yukon Neurology can now test for. Expanding on their services, Yukon Neurology has supported patients with concerns about ADHD, anxiety, and depression by administering tests in Creyos such as:

  • ADHD Protocol
  • GAD-7 for anxiety
  • PHQ-9 for depression

With Creyos, we can identify, measure, and validate when there is, in fact, an issue such as memory. Now we can identify whether cognitive issues are caused by anxiety, depression, ADHD, or something else. Creyos allows us to get to the root: what’s causing the problem and can we address it.
Melissa Picchione Medical Director Yukon Neurology

Your Guide In Objective Measurement of Patient Cognition

Read the full case study to learn how Dr. McCoy and Yukon Neurology use Creyos Health to achieve 99% completion rates on their assessments for mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Download Now
Screen Shot 2024-04-24 at 2.57.54 PM

Join thousands of healthcare professionals who receive a monthly update on the latest research and news in brain health.