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Resources by Topic: Specialty care

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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Indiana University Project ECHO
Offers technology to leverage scarce resources and reduce disparities in healthcare by providing expert knowledge and case-based learning through a partnership between local primary care providers and medical specialists.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Indiana University, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
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Care Compare
Provides information on the quality of care, cost, volume of services, and other data for Medicare-certified providers. Includes data on doctors and clinicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, hospice care, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, and dialysis facilities.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Arizona - Project ECHO
Offers primary care clinicians the knowledge and support needed at the local level to manage patients with complex health conditions by increasing specialty care in underserved regions of Arizona.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona Health Sciences
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Alabama - Project ECHO
Offers an online telementoring program linking medical experts with healthcare providers across Alabama. Promotes interactive collaboration in case-based learning to develop specialty skills and best practices to improve patient care access, quality, and efficiency.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
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North Dakota Project Echo
A virtual learning network designed to provide primary care clinicians in rural and underserved areas with the expert knowledge and continuing support they need to provide best practice care to manage patients with complex conditions.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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Florida Project ECHO
Presents proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology to connect groups of community providers in Florida with specialists in real-time collaborative sessions. Current project supports first responders including firefighters, EMS, and medical transport personnel by offering case-based learning and mentorship to help providers gain the expertise required to provide needed services.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Florida Rural Health Association
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University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) Project ECHO
Offers training for healthcare providers in Kansas through videoconferencing technology to connect virtual teams of interdisciplinary experts with healthcare providers to share best practices and apply case-based learning to improve outcomes.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Kansas Medical Center
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