Show-Me ECHO funding restored

Show-Me ECHO recently received good news from the Missouri legislature – they voted to restore funding that had been cut from Governor Eric Greiten’s budget. The governor’s budget would have reduced funding to $1.3 million but the project will now be fully funded at $1.5 million. Two of the ECHO specialty clinics, Chronic Pain Management […]

Meeting school nurses where they are

School nurses are on the front lines of child health care, but with a growing incidence of chronic conditions among children, they are busier than ever before. With most of their schedules jam-packed with sick kids, how do they find time to stay up-to-date on best practices for treating these chronic conditions? This conundrum was […]

Show-Me ECHO teams kick off fall season

The Missouri Project ECHO program kicked off the fall season this month with the start of their asthma and endocrinology ECHO programs. The Impact Asthma and Endocrinology ECHO programs meet each Tuesday. The asthma ECHO is from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. and the endocrinology ECHO runs from 12 noon – 1 p.m. See the full […]

mHealth’s role in the war on melanoma

Melanoma is a deadly disease, but detecting it early saves lives. If treated early, melanoma has a 5-year survival rate of 95%. Unfortunately, many people lack access to a dermatologist, making the early detection of melanoma challenging, but mHealth offers a solution. Programs such as Show-Me-ECHO are making progress by using dermatology specialists to remotely train and […]

Missouri’s war on melanoma

Summer is in full swing with many Missourians working and playing in the sun. Unfortunately, living far from a dermatologist, as many rural Missourians do, can delay the detection of the melanomas the summer sun can cause. In fact, according to research published in JAMA Dermatology, the further a person lives from a dermatologist, the greater his […]

What happens in an ECHO?

  Insights from Missouri’s Show-Me ECHO on asthma Show-Me ECHO®, the revolutionary learning module that teaches specialty skills to primary care providers via telehealth, could help change the health care landscape in Missouri. Recently, the Heartland Telehealth team sat in on an IMPACT Asthma ECHO to learn more. Every Tuesday, a team of asthma specialists meets […]

Project Echo Webinars

Over the next few months, Missouri Telehealth Network will be sponsoring a learning opportunity to primary care providers about Project ECHO®, a model for training and skill-building in specialized care. The Show-Me Echo clinics for each condition are listed below. The first webinar takes place Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 12-1 p.m. Contact information for registration can also be […]

Seeking Missouri PCPs who want to improve outcomes for diabetic patients

Are you a Missouri primary care provider (PCP) who wants to do more to improve health outcomes for diabetic patients? Missouri Telehealth Network’s innovative Show-Me ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program can help you accomplish this goal through the unique telehealth mentoring program. Participants will join via videoconference to present de-identified case studies to […]

Missouri telehealth project lands state funding

Missouri just became one of the first states in the nation to receive state funding, totaling $1.5 million, to implement Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a revolutionary use of telemedicine.  ECHO allows a panel of experts in population centers to mentor and share their expertise with primary care providers in outlying parts of […]

Show-Me ECHO launches early to bring needed pain relief

Missouri has expanded the groundbreaking telehealth Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, or ECHO, program with the launch of Show-Me ECHO. Based on the Project ECHO model established by Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Show-Me ECHO uses video conferencing technology to link primary care providers with specialists who provide expert guidance on cases. Originally slated to launch in January […]

Show-ME ECHO mentoring project set to begin in Missouri

A revolution is happening in rural community health, and HTRC’s Missouri Director, Rachel Mutrux, has been at the forefront of the effort for the Show-Me State. Project ECHO, which stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, is the brainchild of New Mexico hematologist Dr. Sanjeev Arora, helps train primary care doctors to treat specific conditions […]