Project ECHO

How Project ECHO helps

ECHO process

Graphic adapted from the University of New Mexico's Project ECHO program

Project ECHO is a program using telehealth technology to revolutionize medical education and improve access to specialty care. Project ECHO, which was developed by the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, works by connecting primary care clinicians with specialist teams via videoconference. Teams of specialists collaborate with clinicians on their particular specialty, enabling the primary care doctors and nurses to provide the specialty care to their patients. Each specialty area has its own ECHO, or team, such as autism or chronic pain. ECHO teams meet regularly to hear cases from providers and make recommendations.

Project ECHO has numerous benefits to providers, patients, and the community. The program empowers providers to expand their expertise and treat more patients. It makes it easier for patients to receive the health care they need from a convenient location, in a more timely fashion. Project ECHO benefits the community by reducing health disparities and keeping patients local, which in turn helps communities retain providers. 

Project ECHO Research 

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Managed by:

  • Missouri Telehealth Network

ECHO programs offered:

  • Autism
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Dermatology
  • Hep C
  • Impact Asthma
  • Child Psych
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Community Health Worker

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Managed by:

  • University of Kansas Medical Center

ECHO programs offered:

  • Asthma
  • Child Behavioral Health
  • Pain Management
  • Back-to-School

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Managed by:

  • Oklahoma State University 

ECHO programs offered:

OSU

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine
  • HIV/Viral Disorders
  • Psychiatry

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