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Project ECHO


Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians in rural and underserved communities to provide specialty care to more people right where they live. Through the use of technology, Project ECHO connects an interdisciplinary team at the OSU Center for Health Sciences with community providers to discuss treatment for chronic and complex medical conditions. Launched in 2003 by the University of New Mexico, Project ECHO operates more than 90 hubs worldwide covering more than 45 diseases and conditions.

A Revolution in Medical Education and Care Delivery

The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

 Project ECHO Benefits

  • Obtain knowledge from specialists at OSU Center for Health Sciences
  • Up to two hours of Category 1-A CME credit for participation
  • Advance knowledge to improve patient care
  • Engage with an expert team and collaborate with the ECHO community
  • Patients stay within community practice

How It Works

  • Patients need access to specialty care for their complex health conditions
  • Specialist are fewer in number and more difficult to access, especially in rural and underserved communities
  • Health care clinicians get training in specialty care services so more patients can get the care they need
  • Patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time, improving patient outcomes and reducing health care costs
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Continuing Medical Education

The OSU Center for Health Sciences Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this program for a maximum of 2 AOA Category 1-A credits per session and will report CME specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity. Personalized Privacy Policies