The mission of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) 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.
Project ECHO is funded in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has received support from the New Mexico Legislature, the University of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Department of Health.
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Project ECHO has been featured in the New York Times, Opinionator Section under Fixes in an article titled The Power to Cure, Multiplied. This is an amazing ariticle that highlights all the hard work that ECHO's faculty and staff does on a daily basis. Congrats to everyone and please find a link to the article below.
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.
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.
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For pediatric telemedicine, including asthma care, please contact Envision New Mexico.