Spinecare is currently delivered through many diverse settings which include small private, single discipline group practices, large multidisciplinary groups, and as part of hospitals or large healthcare systems. There is a growing trend toward integration and collaboration between practitioners and facilities. This trend is facilitated by hospitals and large corporate healthcare systems hoping to expand their market reach. Integrated spinecare programs/systems generally offer a broad spectrum of services as well as an opportunity for staff members to specialize and refine their skills which can have a positive impact on treatment outcome.

Large spinecare facilities can afford to invest in leading-edge technology and therefore attract highly specialized physicians. Integrated spinecare programs have the capability of providing efficient and comprehensive spinecare. They also have the tools to objectify treatment outcome and meet the growing demands for evidence-based care.  Emerging healthcare delivery systems will place greater demands on spine specialists to provide quality care, while utilizing approaches which are cost efficient and effective. Most spine specialists will affiliate with delivery systems that promote accountability, savings and state-of-the-art care.

The International Spinecare Directory offers a Subdirectory of Spinecare Facilities which provides the user with an effective resource for locating and learning more about available places. This subdirectory can be used to locate facilities with an integrated multidisciplinary team of spine specialists. It can also be used to learn more about the availability of leading-edge technologies and physical facilities such as diagnostic imaging, surgery, and spine rehabilitation.  The Subdirectory of Spinecare Facilities offers an informative full page profile for each listed facility. Designated members of the facility can log on at any time to keep their profile updated.

The ISA provides spinecare specialists with access to Information Prescription Forms which can be used to direct their patients and/or family members to relevant spinecare information and information on the International Spinecare Directory.  The general public and patients can access the forms directly on the ISA website to be taken to their spinecare provider to be completed.

The International Spinecare Directory and all of its subdirectories are managed by the International Spine Association (ISA). The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spine health and spinecare through education. To learn more about your spine, spine health, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Association (ISA) at www.spineinformation.org