Evidence-based clinical practice involves the conscientious, explicit, and judicious integration of the best current evidence and patient values in making decisions about the care of individual patients. Providers are defined as any health care professionals trained to deliver direct patient care. Trainers include teachers, faculty, and preceptors, and in many areas, pharmaceutical detailers. While a number of these providers are affiliated with the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU, training efforts extend to providers in other regions of the U.S., and other countries such as Egypt, Canada, and the Philippines.
The Center has a special interest in training providers in developing countries, often in contract with international donor agencies such as USAID. The IC-EBM was established through the support of the Dean of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University (ETSU). It has been designated as a 501 (c)(3) corporation affiliated with the ETSU Research Foundation.