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Congratulations to Dr. Arora for being awarded the prestigious Heinz Award!

This year's winners feature a doctor who has revolutionized community health care using video conferencing technology, a social entrepreneur who is empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty, a physician whose best-selling books and clinical writings reveal the concept of true healing, an environmental scientist who seeks sustainable solutions to the world's food supply and an innovative educator who is changing the way students of all ages learn using online technology.Read more

ABQ physician receives $250,000 public policy award

Albuquerque physician Dr. Sanjeev Arora has been named the winner of the Heinz Family Foundation’s 2014 Public Policy award for his work on Project ECHO, an effort to use telemedicine to bring health care to rural New Mexicans. Read more

Changing the World Fast:  Dr. Arora TEDxABQ Presentation

On September 7th, 2013, Dr. Sanjeev Arora gave a presentation at TEDxABQ on Project ECHO and Changing the World Fast.  Please click on the link below to view. Changing the World Fast

Now Hiring For an Exciting Clinical Position: NP, PA, RN, LISW, and CHW

Project ECHO is launching a new innovative program called ECHO Care™, which is designed to improve access to primary and specialty care for patients with complex needs while also reducing the cost of care by utilizing a multidisciplinary team-based approach. The ECHO Care program will expand the capacity of primary care clinicians by assembling, training and placement of “Outpatient Intensivist Teams” (OIT) which will have the potential to dramatically improve care and reduce costs for the Medicaid beneficiaries served in this program.

ECHO Care is currently looking to hire Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Licensed Independent Social Workers, and Community Health Workers to join Outpatient Intensivist Teams throughout New Mexico. These teams will be based at local clinics and will be supported by Project ECHO specialists via weekly teleECHO™ clinics, which sites will join through either video or teleconference, for case reviews and ongoing education (CME).

All team members will be salaried, thus allowing them to focus on quality and outcomes of care rather than on “productivity” or fee for service interventions.

For more information please click the links below or contact Chris Ruge, NP at chrisruge@salud.unm.edu or (505)-629-7644 or Miriam Komaromy, MD at miriamk1@salud.unm.edu .

Albuquerque Journal Article.

Program Summary

Hiring Flyer

Project ECHO awarded $8.5 million: from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation(CMMI)

Project ECHO has been awarded nearly $8.5 million over three years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Care Innovation awards. UNM will identify 5,000 high-cost, high-utilization, high-severity patients in New Mexico and Washington State, and use a team of primary care “intensivists” trained to care for complex patients with multiple chronic diseases, working with area managed care organizations and care providers. Read more.

TeleECHO Clinics



There is now only one toll-free number for each and every ECHO Clinic! (Individual clinic PIN numbers, however, remain the same.)

For pediatric telemedicine, including asthma care, please contact Envision New Mexico.

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