About ECHO

The ECHO model: Moving knowledge, not people.

Echo Learning LoopProject ECHO transforms the way education and knowledge are delivered to reach more people in rural and underserved communities. this low-cost, high impact intervention is done through the application of the ECHO learning loop - linking interdisciplinary specialist teams with multiple primary care providers through teleECHO programs. The specialist teams mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care providers to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

The result? Patients get the high-quality care they need, when they need it, close to home.

Our role with Project ECHO

At Arizona State University, our mission mirrors that of the larger Project ECHO community throughout the world - to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world.

Our efforts in fulfilling this mission are through two concentrated efforts:

  1. Launching ASU ECHO Initiatives: ASU ECHO will launch and host various teleECHO clinics based upon the specialized expertise housed among ASU faculty. The first of these initiatives comes from the College of Health Solutions and will be focused upon Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) in Primary Care. Led by Dr. Matthew Martin, the ASU Behavioral Health Integration ECHO will focus primarily on practice transformation throughout the state of Arizona.
  2. Facilitating ECHO Initiatives with Community Partners: we work with community partners to facilitate the launch and operations of ECHO initiatives throughout the state. The first of these partnerships is with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona to provide the resources and administrative support to launch the Mayo Clinic End-Stage Liver Disease ECHO. Rolland Dickson, MD is the medical director leading the team of clinical experts and graduate students from the Science of Health Care Delivery (MS) program are facilitating the launch, operations, and research surrounding the teleECHO program.

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Share best-practices to increase capacity across the healthcare workforce in Arizona for complex patients.

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Utilize video conferencing technology to leverage scarce resources and connect experts at the College of Health Solutions with providers in rural and underserved areas throughout Arizona.

 

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Apply case-based learning enabling primary care providers to master care for complex patients within their communities.

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Evaluate and monitor success in patient outcomes and provider education.

Doing More For Patients