Project ECHO™ (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative healthcare program developed to mentor community providers in the treatment of chronic and complex diseases through the use of teleheatlh technology.
Through the use of technology, Project ECHO™ bridges the gap between urban healthcare specialists and community providers maximizing specialty time and expertise to aid in the care of these patients.
This collaboration between specialists and community providers enables patients to receive state-of-the-art healthcare from the providers they know and trust in their own communities.
For providers, co-management of the often lengthy and involved treatments brings added depth and technical competencies and reduces professional isolation. With continued involvement providers become highly skilled in the treatment of these chronic and complex diseases, thus creating a center of excellence in their communities.
The mission of Project ECHO™ is to develop the capacity to safely and effectively treat chronic, common, and complex diseases in rural and urban underserved areas.Staff
Terry Box, MD- ECHO Director, Associate Professor of Medicine
Susanne Cusick- Manager Christina Orme- Administrative Program Coordinator