Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)
Statement of Collaboration:
Outlining Project ECHO® Collaborations with Learning Partners
The mission of Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC) is
to develop the capacity to safely and effectively treat chronic, common, and complex diseases in rural and underserved areas, and to monitor outcomes
of this treatment. In pursuit of this mission, Project ECHO® faculty, staff and partners have dedicated themselves to de-monopolizing knowledge
in order to expand access to best-practice medical care across the United States and globally.
This is a non-contractual agreement outlining the roles and responsibilities between Project ECHO® and any learning partner in our innovative
model of care.
In the spirit of collaboration, the ECHO Institute offers to/commits to the following programs and tools:
1.Project ECHO® will provide best practices tools and tele mentoring through case based learning. This is accomplished through use of the Four-Point
a.Use technology (teleECHOTM conferencing and the internet) to leverage scarce healthcare resources.
b.Improve outcomes by reducing variation in processes of care and sharing “best practices.”
c.Use case-based learning: co-management of cases with a team of multidisciplinary specialists.
d.Monitor outcomes through use of a HIPAA-compliant centralized database.
2.Project ECHO will provide no-cost continuing education credits for the health professional.
In the spirit of mutual responsibility, Project ECHO® learning partners are expected
- 1.Become an active participant by joining weekly Bone Health tele ECHO Clinics and presenting cases.
- 2.Follow the mission of Project ECHO® which is to serve the underserved.
- 3.Protect patient confidentiality and privacy considerations in accordance with all local, state and federal mandates.
- 4.Collaborate with Project ECHO® on research opportunities when possible.