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Resources by Topic: Specialty care

New Hampshire Project ECHO
Shares knowledge and increases medical expertise in New Hampshire by connecting interdisciplinary specialists with community-based practitioners using web conferencing technology. Offers a virtual learning network enabling healthcare teams to manage complex health conditions within their communities.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative, University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice
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Billings (Montana) Project teleECHO Clinics
A medical education and care management collaborative that enables clinicians in remote settings to deliver better care to more people locally. Local clinicians together with specialist teams from larger medical centers meet weekly in virtual clinics or teleECHO™ clinics (Project ECHO) to share knowledge, increase treatment capacity, and offer peer support.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Billings Clinic (Montana)
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Mississippi Project ECHO
Offers specialty training for a variety of healthcare professionals via online video conferences. Format includes didactic presentations led by UMMC specialists and several case presentations. Participants may be able to receive health education credits.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Center for Telehealth
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Maine Health Project ECHO
A hub and spoke model connecting healthcare providers with experts through video conferencing for instructive presentations and case reviews, and to share best practices and discuss treatment strategies with other providers. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: MaineHealth
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TexLa Project ECHO
A practice model supporting Texas and Louisiana healthcare professions that reduces health disparities in underserved and remote areas through telementoring. The ECHO model uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams offer virtual clinics to increase the capacity for providers to deliver best practice care to the underserved in their communities.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: TexLa Telehealth Resource Center
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University of Louisville (Kentucky) Project ECHO
A telementoring program dedicated to sharing knowledge of experts and expanding the capacity of healthcare professionals to provide specialty care for underserved individuals. Currently offers five tracks with a focus on older adults.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Louisville Trager Institute
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Iowa Project ECHO
Shares knowledge and expertise through telementoring for primary care staff to enhance their capacity to provide best practice healthcare for underserved people. Currently two ECHO interactive web-based programs are offered: Hepatitis C (HCV) and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Primary Care Association
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Illinois - Project ECHO
Provides a virtual network for experts to mentor and share their medical expertise with front-line clinicians giving them the knowledge and support they need to treat patients with challenging conditions. Participants can earn continuing medical education (CME) credits.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Illinois Health and Hospital Association, Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine
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ECHO Hawaii
A medical education and mentoring model consisting of a group of clinical and community experts along with telehealth technology to build primary care capacity while improving access to specialty healthcare in rural communities. Offers no-cost CME to participants.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii State Rural Health Association
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Georgia - Project ECHO
Shares knowledge and strengthens the capacity to provide best practice care to broad geographic areas by linking specialists with healthcare providers in local communities through videoconferencing. Offers clinicians who have limited access to sub-specialists a venue to discuss their challenging cases and capture group feedback on patient management.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
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