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.
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
Please visit the NEOMED: Project ECHO YouTube Channel for video recordings of Project ECHO brief lectures.
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.
To learn more email IntegratedcareECHO@neomed.edu.
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.
Meets every Tuesday from Noon to 1 p.m.
To learn more email SZconsult@neomed.edu.
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.
Meets second Thursday of the month from 9 – 10:30 a.m. and fourth Thursday of every month from Noon – 1:30 p.m.
To learn more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Ohio Systems of Care telEECHO
An ideal forum for addressing the complex needs of children, youth and families served by Ohio Systems of Care.
A public service offered by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at NEOMED and the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University.
Meets second Thursdays of the month from Noon – 1 p.m. January – June 2019.
To learn more email SystemofCareECHO@neomed.edu