Integrative Medicine is oriented toward health, wellness, and prevention in addition to treatment. It is informed by evidence, takes lifestyle into account and places importance on the relationship between the clinician and the patient.
David Riley founded the Integrative Medicine Institute (IMI) in 1992 to study the growing healthcare crisis in the United States and inform healthcare decision-making. His particular interest has been in practice-based research with a focus on integrative therapies and outcomes.
- In 1994 the Institute collaborated on the development of international data collection networks focused on effectiveness, patient satisfaction, and costs.
- Since 2006 Dr. Riley has consulted in Dubai with the Center for Healthcare Planning and Quality (CPQ) at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) to set and maintain international best practice standards in healthcare delivery and patient care.
- In 2011 Dr. Riley led the development of the CARE Guidelines—reporting guidelines for case reports that guide the publication of case reports and the systematic collection of data from patient encounters. He consults on projects ranging from case report writing workshops to web-based tools to peer-review and quality assurance.
- IMI offers research support ranging from clinical trial mangement to publication The Institute offers editorial services that guide authors on article management from writing through publication.
- Dr. Riley consults around the world on case reports, professional education, and sustainable models of healthcare delivery that include integrative medicine.
Lynn Getz has been involved in Integrative Medicine since the 1990s. Her activities have included the Globe Foundation, Integrative Pediatric Council, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and the Bravewell Collaborative.