Innovation

Changing Health Landscape

The changing landscape of health and wellness care creates new challenges and opportunities for you and your practice.  In the Interprofessional Community, innovative ideas and resources are shared, as we thrive as professionals and practitioners.  

Patient-Centered Care

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.” 1 Patient-centered care requires, and informs, innovative solutions in education, communication, and research. 

Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice is informed by a combination of: professional expertise, best research evidence, and the patient's values and preferences.  The Interprofessional Community supports Evidence-based Practice by creating forums for the exchange of professional clinic knowledge, disseminate and encourage research, as well as explore patient values and preferences in our community.  

Supporting the Spectrum of Health

While communities will continue to rely on traditional acute and symptom-based care for many health needs, new models and disciplines are needed to address the epidemic rates of chronic disease, as well as satisfy the exploding demand for wellness and integrative care.  

Our community supports the integration of these three areas of health, as well as interprofessional knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and innovation in new ways to solve the health challenges of the 21st century. 

It has been refreshing to connect with professionals that truly aspire to excellence, dropping territorial guards, and dreaming about how we can work together to bring the best in health to Pasadena.
— — David E. Johnson, PT, MPT; Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialist, Pasadena President/Owner