Upcoming Webinar:  September 29th @ 1:00 EST

Project ECHO: A Revolution in Medical Education and Care Delivery


Evan Klass, M.D., F.A.C.P.  

Senior Associate Dean, Statewide Initiatives

Director, Project ECHO Nevada

Designated Institutional Officer, Physician Assistant Studies Program

Purpose:  Dr. Klass will provide a comprehensive overview of this transformative model and its high impact outcomes.  Project ECHO Nevada has adopted a regional approach to developing an integrated network of Project ECHO sites across the entire state.  The audience will begin to explore the possibilities of adopting a similar model for New England.

To join the webinar:  Click here to download instructions for attending the webinar. There is no need to register but you may need to take a minute to download the Zoom video conferencing application that is used by the University of Nevada and the majority of ECHO programs across the world.


Links to Additional Information about Project ECHO

  • August 2016 article - Common Wealth Fund case study publication: Project ECHO's Complex Care Initiative: Building Capacity to Help "Superutilizers" in Underserved Communities - read article here.
  • Article in JAMA about the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Pilot Study: Impact of Videoconference Educational Intervention on Physical Restraint and Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes - read article here.

Additional Information (from the Project ECHO's website)

Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

Project ECHO links expert specialist teams at an academic hub with primary care clinicians in local communities. Primary care clinicians, the spokes in our model, become part of a learning community, where they receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Together, they manage patient cases so that patients get the care they need. Although the ECHO model makes use of telecommunications technology, it is different from telemedicine. 

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