The Everspring Health model is an extension of our vision where the application of client centered care becomes the focus of first-line health and healing services. Our vision of a more appropriate healthcare model involves a therapy first model where the first line of healthcare is primarily composed of therapies not procedures. Therapies like acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, lifestyle consulting among others will be the cornerstone of the Everspring Health service model. We believe a therapy model not only will reduce much of the wasted spending but also reduce actual cost of service and offer more personalized care at the same time. By utilizing a therapy first model the concept of general practice can realistically become affordable, accessible, personalized practice.
In general the current health care model in the United States is a procedure model where the first line of service prescribes procedures or if a diagnosis is inconclusive requires procedures to further the diagnosis. The procedure first model is ideal for medical application where emergency or urgent care is determined to be necessary. However with regards to preventive, reha bilitative and quality of life care this model has generally proven to be costly, variably effective and marginal at best with regards to overall progression towards quality of life.
A therapy model on the other hand, we believe, will prove to be more appropriate as a non-emergency first line resource (See Services) by allowing for improved treatment protocols for many of our clients. We believe a therapy model will help enable healthcare to remain affordable for our clients and reduce much of the inflation currently in the system. Much of our confidence in this model stems from the four interrelated therapy based practice components.
- The first component is the time necessary for a therapist to effectively service the client. Therapies in general require the practitioner to directly interact with the client during both diagnosis and treatment thus allowing for appropriate development of the client-practitioner relationship. We believe if we can improve the client-practitioner relationship a better understanding results for both parties including a more complete diagnosis and better compliance.
- The second component involves the training of qualified therapists which includes more experience with hands on diagnostic skills and can lead to a more timely diagnosis. At the same time if procedures are needed to better understand the diagnosis we can pursue those as necessary.
- The third component is that therapies are a form of treatment so even if more program development is needed the practitioner can more often than not offer treatment before a client leaves the office.
- The fourth and most significant component is that therapy must be personalized. Even if generalized protocols are used they are used after personal and genuine interaction between the client and the practitioner. The one-on-one relationship allows for greater accessibility for the client because personal concerns are recognized, strengths are embraced and limitations are accommodated.
By increasing time, improving diagnostics and offering treatment all in the same visit it is not hard to see the benefits of this model.
Furthering our vision for a more appropriate model is our system and service integration including our team practice concept supported by an improved client-practitioner partnership via our cooperative business model. These design concepts enable us to utilize a therapy model to validate everyone involved including our practitioners. This last point is something that we believe to be diluted in the current environment in that empowered practitioners, practitioners who are allowed to perform at their best, inherently provide better service and inherently benefit most with regards to their own health and wellbeing.
The Everspring Model was developed to be aggressively dynamic and flexible so that we may be able to maintain our commitment for improving health care on a daily basis. We believe that client centered care will be one of our primary competitive advantages and we believe our model will enable us to appropriately serve the needs of our clients.