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Resources by Topic: Specialty care

MaineHealth 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 Behavioral Health (BH).
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 Hawai'i
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 organizations: 'Ohana Health Plan, Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers, Hawaii State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Hawaii State Rural Health Association, John A. Burn School of Medicine, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center
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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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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: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
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