Project ECHO®

Building Expertise and Enhancing Care Delivery

Project ECHO® is a model for lifelong learning and guided practice that revolutionizes continuing 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, physicians, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

How It Works

Project ECHO™ uses videoconferencing technology to connect physicians, nurses and other clinicians with teams of multidisciplinary experts who provide the specialized knowledge they need to care for patients with complex conditions.

Project Echo process

People need access to specialty care for their complex health conditions.

There are not enough specialists, especially in rural and underserved communities.

Patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time. This improves outcomes and reduces costs.

ECHO trains clinicians to provide specialty care services. This means more people can get the care they need.

Project ECHO Programs

Integrated Care at NEOMED (IC@N)

An ideal forum for providing didactic education and case-based learning to present cases for patients with complex, co-occurring psychiatric and physical conditions and for promoting integrated, team-based care. A public service provided by NEOMED.

Meets every Friday  Noon – 1 p.m.

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A telecommunity for medical professionals who care for people affected by schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. A public service offered by the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center in NEOMED’s Department of Psychiatry.

Will meet every Tuesday from Noon to 1 p.m.

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First Episode Psychosis

A telecommunity for Ohio’s Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis team members.  A public service offered by the Best Practice for Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center in NEOMED’s Department of Psychiatry and funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Will meet second and fourth Thursdays of every month, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

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Ohio Opiate

Two teleECHOs focused on medication-assisted treatment for opiate addiction offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ Ohio 21st Century CURES Act Initiative.

Ohio Opiate Mentorship teleECHO

Physician experts offer a two-month mentorship program to assist waivered physicians to feel comfortable prescribing buprenorphine. A new physician cohort begins every two months.

Meets every Friday from 7 – 8 a.m. beginning Aug. 24

Ohio Opiate continuing education teleECHO

Buprenorphine prescribers throughout Ohio learn through didactic presentations and case review with experts.

Meets every Friday from 3 – 4 p.m.

To learn more about both email


Debbie McConnell
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 330.325.6690

Department chair

Mark Munetz, M.D.
Phone: 330.325.6691

Department of Psychiatry

College of Medicine at NEOMED