In coordination with APTA, the Health System Rehabilitation Community (HSRC) was established in 2011 by a network of rehabilitation leaders including: Directors,
managers, administrators responsible for the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology services across the continuum of care (inpatient through ambulatory care) within academic medical centers, community hospitals, and integrated health systems.
The goal of the HSRC is to collaborate and foster communication among leaders in those settings cited above, as well as with APTA and collaboration between APTA and among leaders in those settings cited above. The HSRC facilitates collective problem solving and providing a consistent response to opportunities to address challenges confronting hospitals, health care networks, and the patients and communities they serve. Through our collective activities, HRSC ensures that members' perspectives and needs are addressed across a spectrum of issues. These issues, including but not limited to, health policy, clinical practice, clinical education and curriculum development, professional development competence and practice management.
The group is characterized by the community practice approach, which is defined as a group of people who share a common interest in a particular domain or area with the goal of gaining knowledge related to their field. We anticipate that members of this community will learn from each other through the process of sharing information and experiences.
Our goal is to expand the community to achieve an even greater impact.